Civil Rights in the United States
This playlist brings together thirteen courses that explore the history of civil rights in the United States, from the development of the transatlantic slave trade in the late fifteenth century to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.
 
What this playlist includes:
89 lectures across 14 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850
Dr Toby Green
King's College London
2. Slavery in the United States, c.1500-1865
Prof. Tim Lockley
Warwick University
2.2. The Domestic Slave Trade – 06:46
2.3. Work – 06:23
2.4. Race Relations – 07:07
2.5. Free Time – 08:26
2.6. Family – 07:18
2.7. Health and Sickness – 08:25
2.8. Religion – 06:58
2.9. Culture – 07:07
2.10. Resistance – 08:12
2.11. Revolts – 04:49
2.12. Race – 05:22
3. Enslaved Women in the United States, c.1815-61
Prof. Emily West
Reading University
4. Slavery and the US Civil War, 1775-1865
Prof. Tim Lockley
Warwick University
5. US Civil Rights, 1865-1941
Prof. Robert Cook
Sussex University
7. US History – Early Steps in the Civil Rights Movement, 1940-60
Prof. Charles Payne
Rutgers University
7.1. Before the 1950s – 22:15
7.2. Origin Stories – 09:09
7.3. The Price of Democracy – 13:43
7.5. Conclusion – 07:34
8. The Presidency of Harry Truman, 1945-53
Prof. Mark White
QMUL
8.1. Taking the Reins – 09:23
8.2. Confronting Stalin – 09:58
8.4. McCarthyism – 12:26
9. The Presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-61
Prof. Mark White
QMUL
10. The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961-63
Prof. Mark White
QMUL
11. Protest and Reaction in the United States, 1961-68
Dr Malcolm McLaughlin
University of East Anglia
12. The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-69
Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock
Manchester University
12.1. Introduction – 03:35
12.3. The Great Society – 09:50
12.4. The Civil Rights Movement – 11:20
12.5. The Vietnam War – 11:12
13. The Black Panther Party, 1966-82
Dr Joe Street
Northumbria University
14. The Presidency of Richard Nixon, 1969-74
Dr Kevin Yuill
Sunderland University
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