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Cold War - Origins, 1945-50

In this course, Professor Andrew Preston (University of Cambridge) discusses the origins of the Cold War from 1945 until 1950. We start by looking at the Cold War as a whole and also explore how the Cold War has been viewed by historians over the...

6 lectures

0:46:47

Prof. Andrew Preston

Cambridge University

History

Cold War – The Berlin Crisis, 1958-61

In this course, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman (King's College London) discusses the Berlin Crisis. In the first module, we take at the background to the crisis in. the years that preceded it, including the Berlin Blockade. We then turn to look...

5 lectures

0:36:52

Prof. Sir Lawrence Freedman

King's College London

History

US History - Failure of Compromise, 1848-61

In this course, Professor Nicole Etcheson (Ball State University) explores the failures of compromise between North and South during the 1850s. In the first module, we examine the question of whether there could be a compromise on slavery at all....

15 lectures

1:44:39

Prof. Nicole Etcheson

Ball State University

History

US History – The New Deal, 1932-39

In this course, Professor Eric Rauchway (UC, Davis) discusses the New Deal. We start by looking at the economic conditions of the election year of 1932. After this, we compare and contrast the beliefs and motivations of the two candidates of the...

4 lectures

0:39:42

Prof. Eric Rauchway

UC Davis

History

US History – American Culture, 1754-1800

In this course, Professor Zara Anishanslin (University of Delaware) examines American culture from 1754 to 1800. In the first module, we answer the question "What is an American?". After this, we focus in on the development of American...

5 lectures

1:27:13

Prof. Zara Anishanslin

University of Delaware

History

Cold War – Reagan, Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War, 1979-1991

In this course, Professor Andrew Preston (University of Cambridge) examines the end of the Cold War from 1979 to 1991. In the first module, we introduce the topic as a whole. After this, we examine the period of renewed escalation from 1979 to...

5 lectures

0:45:28

Prof. Andrew Preston

Cambridge University

History

US History – Early Steps in the Civil Rights Movement, 1940-60

In this course, Professor Charles M. Payne (Rutgers University) explores the early steps made in the Civil Rights Movement from 1940-60. In the first module, we explore how the Civil Rights Movement evolved in the years before the 1950s. After...

5 lectures

1:02:57

Prof. Charles Payne

Rutgers University

History

US History – Continuity and Change in the Revolutionary Period, 1754-1800

In this course, Professor Ed Gray (Florida State University) explores continuity and change in the revolutionary period from 1754 to 1800. In the first module, we take a look at what North America looked like in 1763. After this, we turn to look...

5 lectures

1:04:12

Prof. Edward Gray

Florida State University

History

US History – Colonial Politics and Political Identity, 1607-1754

In this course, Professor John Brooke (The Ohio State University) explores colonial politics and political identity from 1607-1754. In the first module, we take a look at some of the motives behind colonisation in North America and how these...

6 lectures

1:34:27

Prof. John Brooke

The Ohio State University

History

US History – African Americans in the Early Republic, 1800-48

In this course, Professor Julie Winch (University of Massachusetts, Boston) explains the continuities and changes in the experience of African Americans from 1800 to 1848. In the first two modules, we look at the methods we use to search for the...

7 lectures

1:08:56

Prof. Julie Winch

University of Massachusetts, Boston

History

US History – Politics and Regional Interests, 1800-48

In this course, Professor John Pinheiro (Aquinas College) explains how different regional interests affected debates about the role of the federal government in the Early Republic. In the first module, we take a look at the different sources of...

6 lectures

1:04:58

Prof. John Pinheiro

Aquinas College

History

US History – Government Policies During the Civil War, 1861-65

In this course, Professor Paul Escott (Wake Forest University) examines the American Civil War and addresses some of the popular myths that have developed about the war and whether they hold true to the historical record. In the first module, we...

5 lectures

0:38:20

Prof. Paul Escott

Wake Forest University

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