5.4 Dundee, jute and empire
This course focuses on the economics of empire, and, in particular, of the British Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century. The theme of producers and consumers is central.
The course starts by introducing some of the debates surrounding the economics of British imperialism. It then goes on to explore how empire and imperial trade shaped economic structures and urban society in late nineteenth-century Britain.
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(12 study hours)
By the end of this free course you should be able to:
understand some of the debates surrounding the economics of British Imperialism;
describe how empire and trade shaped economic structures and urban society in late 19th-century Britain;
give examples of how Dundee's jute trade was influenced by British imperialism.