Civil Rights in the United States

13 courses, 84 lectures
12:36:26

History

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

In this course, Dr Toby Green (King’s College, London) explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade. We begin by thinking about some of the main characteristics of West African societies prior to European contact,...

5 lectures

0:48:22

Dr Toby Green

King's College, London

History

Slavery in the United States, c.1500-1865

Slavery in the United States, c.1500-1865

In this course, Professor Tim Lockley (University of Warwick) explores the history of slavery in the United States. We begin in the first module with an exploration of the earliest history of slavery in Africa and the...

12 lectures

1:22:22

Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University

History

Enslaved Women in the United States, c.1815-61

Enslaved Women in the United States, c.1815-61

In this course, Professor Emily West (University of Reading) explores the experience of enslaved women in the United States during the Antebellum Period (1815-61). In the first module, we provide a broad introduction to the...

6 lectures

1:00:37

Prof. Emily West

Reading University

History

Slavery and the US Civil War, 1775-1865

Slavery and the US Civil War, 1775-1865

In this course, Professor Tim Lockley (University of Warwick) looks at the institution of slavery in the United States, thinking in particular about the period between the Revolutionary War (1775-83) and the American Civil War...

5 lectures

0:27:07

Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University

History

US Civil Rights, 1865-1941

US Civil Rights, 1865-1941

In this course, Professor Robert Cook explores the development of African-American civil rights from the end of the American Civil War (1865) to the United States' entry into World War II (1941). After a brief introduction that...

6 lectures

1:08:07

Prof. Robert Cook

Sussex University

History

The US Civil Rights Movement, c. 1945-70

The US Civil Rights Movement, c. 1945-70

In this course, Dr Tom Davies (University of Sussex) focuses on the struggle for civil rights in the United States from the late 1940s to the 1960s. The course begins with an introduction to race relations in the United States,...

6 lectures

1:02:30

Dr Tom Davies

Sussex University

History

The Presidency of Harry Truman, 1945-53

The Presidency of Harry Truman, 1945-53

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary University of London) explores the presidency of Harry Truman (1945-53). In the first module, we think about Truman’s rise to power and how he became President in April 1945. In...

5 lectures

0:53:42

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London

History

The Presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-61

The Presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-61

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower (1953-61). In the first module, we think about Eisenhower’s rise to power and the central aspects of his...

5 lectures

0:47:24

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London

History

The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961-63

The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961-63

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary University of London) explores the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy (1917-63). In the first module, we think about the development of Kennedy’s legacy from the mid-1960s to...

11 lectures

1:38:50

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London

History

Protest and Reaction in the United States, 1961-68

Protest and Reaction in the United States, 1961-68

In this course, Dr Malcolm McLaughlin (University of East Anglia) explores the theme of protest and reaction in the United States during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy (1961-63) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-69). In the...

6 lectures

1:13:03

Dr Malcolm McLaughlin

University of East Anglia

History

The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-69

The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-69

In this course, Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock (University of Manchester) explores the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-69). The first module provides an introduction to Johnson himself, his personality and policies in...

6 lectures

0:52:44

Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock

Manchester University

History

The Black Panther Party, 1966-82

The Black Panther Party, 1966-82

In this course, Dr Joe Street (Northumbria University) explores the Black Panther Party, the Black Power political organisation established by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton on October 1966 in Oakland, California. In the first...

6 lectures

0:35:42

Dr Joe Street

Northumbria University

History

The Presidency of Richard Nixon, 1969-74

The Presidency of Richard Nixon, 1969-74

In this course, Dr Kevin Yuill (University of Sunderland) explores the presidency of Richard Nixon, 1969-74. In the first module, we think about the incident for which Nixon is best known and which dominated his final year in...

5 lectures

0:45:56

Dr Kevin Yuill

Sunderland University