US History
This playlist brings together a large number of courses on American History into one single collection. This playlist aims to give viewers a comprehensive history of the United States of America, from before European settlement well into the 21st century.
 
What this playlist includes:
149 lectures across 26 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. US History – European Colonisation, 1607-1754
Prof. Peter Mancall
University of Southern California
1.2. Virginia – 12:35
1.3. New England – 09:42
1.4. Slavery – 07:25
1.5. Instability in the 1670s – 11:06
2. US History – The Regions of the British Colonies, 1607-1754
Prof. Alan Taylor
University of Virginia
3. US History – Colonial Society and Culture, 1607-1754
Dr Jonathan Barth
Arizona State University
3.1. Population Survey – 10:08
3.3. Colonial Government – 11:19
3.4. The Great Awakening – 08:13
3.5. The Enlightenment – 08:00
4. US History – Colonial Politics and Political Identity, 1607-1754
Prof. John Brooke
The Ohio State University
5. US History – The Articles of Confederation, 1777-87
Prof. Woody Holton
University of South Carolina
5.1. Untidy Origins – 08:42
5.2. The War for the West – 07:41
5.3. Confederation or Nation? – 06:13
5.5. An "Excess of Democracy"? – 16:26
6. US History – The Origins of the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention, 1787
Prof. Woody Holton
University of South Carolina
7. US History – Ratification, the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights, 1787-91
Prof. Woody Holton
University of South Carolina
8. US History – American Culture, 1754-1800
Prof. Zara Anishanslin
University of Delaware
8.1. What is an American? – 11:14
8.3. Join or Die – 17:26
8.4. The Age of Homespun – 15:40
8.5. The Two Georges – 21:43
9. US History – Movement in the Early Republic, 1754-1800
Prof. Stephen Rockwell
St. Joseph's College, New York
9.2. The French and Indian War – 08:40
9.3. Population Control – 10:22
9.6. Slavery – 08:40
10. US History – Continuity and Change in the Revolutionary Period, 1754-1800
Prof. Edward Gray
Florida State University
11. US History – The Rise of Political Parties and the Era of Jefferson, 1789-1809
Prof. John Pinheiro
Aquinas College
12. US History – Politics and Regional Interests, 1800-48
Prof. John Pinheiro
Aquinas College
12.1. Sources of Sectionalism – 10:47
12.2. Agriculture vs. Industry – 08:48
12.3. Market Revolution – 09:54
12.4. Clay's American System – 09:18
12.5. Compromises on Slavery – 13:43
12.6. The Role of Government – 12:28
13. US History – America on the World Stage, 1800-48
Prof. Brian Rouleau
Texas A&M University
13.1. The Louisiana Purchase – 10:07
13.2. The War of 1812 – 09:46
13.3. The Monroe Doctrine – 08:23
13.4. Indian Removal – 07:36
14. US History – Jackson and Federal Power, 1824-52
Prof. Sean Adams
University of Florida
15. US History – The Second Great Awakening, 1800-48
Prof. Susan Curtis
Purdue University
15.1. Origins – 05:34
15.3. Individual Responsibility – 07:26
15.4. Market Revolution – 07:32
15.5. Consequences – 04:36
15.6. Conclusion – 02:15
16. US History – African Americans in the Early Republic, 1800-48
Prof. Julie Winch
University of Massachusetts, Boston
17. US History – Government Policies During the Civil War, 1861-65
Prof. Paul Escott
Wake Forest University
18. US History – Reform in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900
Prof. Susan Curtis
Purdue University
18.1. Changes in the Gilded Age – 05:02
18.3. Reform for Workers – 06:24
18.4. Changes for Women – 04:10
18.5. Reform for Women – 04:22
18.7. Political Reform – 05:33
18.8. Race Relations – 13:59
18.9. Conclusion – 02:56
19. US History – Foreign Policy and the Debates Over Imperialism, 1865-98
Prof. Jay Sexton
University of Missouri
19.1. Continuities – 10:58
19.5. Anti-Imperialism – 07:32
19.6. Conclusion – 03:47
20. US History – The War of 1898
Prof. Jay Sexton
University of Missouri
20.1. Introduction – 05:51
20.3. Aftermath: The Philippines – 07:10
20.4. Aftermath: China – 04:38
20.5. Aftermath: The Caribbean – 15:25
20.6. Conclusion – 04:12
21. US History – Immigration and Migration in the 1920s
Prof. Susan Curtis
Purdue University
22. US History – The Great Depression and New Deal, 1929-39
Prof. David Kennedy
Stanford University
22.1. America in 1929 – 09:16
22.2. Causes – 11:39
22.3. Macro-Economic Impact – 10:05
22.4. Social Impact – 11:12
22.5. The New Deal – 12:44
22.6. Legacies – 12:23
23. US History – The New Deal, 1932-39
Prof. Eric Rauchway
UC Davis
24. US History – The Vietnam War, 1945-75
Prof. Mark Lawrence
UT Austin
24.1. Introduction – 05:15
24.2. Origins – 08:59
24.3. Escalation – 10:05
24.4. Stalemate – 10:56
24.5. Tet and After – 10:25
24.6. Legacies – 07:37
25. US History – The Environment and Natural Resources, 1968-80
Prof. Patrick Allitt
Emory University
25.2. Political Response – 07:30
25.4. Nuclear Power – 08:43
25.6. Political Change – 09:09
25.7. Reagan and Environmentalism – 08:50
26. US History – Early Steps in the Civil Rights Movement, 1940-60
Prof. Charles Payne
Rutgers University
26.1. Before the 1950s – 22:15
26.2. Origin Stories – 09:09
26.3. The Price of Democracy – 13:43
26.5. Conclusion – 07:34
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