British Empire: History of Resistance

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Course Summary

Code: 4000Y20S7  

Starting: Wednesday 21 April 2021 

Location: Southchurch Centre  

Duration: 14 sessions over 14 week(s)

Time: 19:30 

Cost: £166/£133/£67  

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This course will explore the rise and fall of Britain’s Empire. It is a history of the indigenous people’s resistance to and of those enslaved to work in the colonies of Empire. From Tacky’s slave war in Jamaica, to the 20th century ‘Liberation’ movements in Ireland, India, Asia, and Africa. We will examine, amongst other things, Pontiac’s War in North America, to the Maori Wars in New Zealand and the Xhosa and Ashanti wars in southern Africa. Resistance from Afghanistan to Zululand was endemic. Who were the ‘heroes’ of Empire? Are there any real heroes? Who lost and who benefited? benefited?  

Time and duration

Start Date: 21 April 2021
Start Time: 19:30
Day: Wednesday Evening
First Lesson Duration: 02:00
Total Weeks: 14


Southchurch Centre  
Southend Adult Community Coll  
Ambleside Drive
Southend on Sea  
Essex SS1 2UP

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