The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.
The Cold War in Asia, 1945-75
In this course, Professor Kevin Ruane (Canterbury Christ Church University) discusses the Cold War in Asia. We begin by thinking about the atomic bombing of Japan in August 1945. Why did President Truman choose to use a weapon that he...
Prof. Kevin Ruane
Canterbury Christ Church University
The Sectional Crisis in the United States, 1848-61
In this course, Dr Kevin Waite (University of Durham) explores the Sectional Crisis of 1848-61, the period of rising tensions between the free states of the American North and the slave states of the American South, which eventually led to...
Dr Kevin Waite
The Westward Expansion of the United States, 1803-90
In this course, Dr Kevin Waite (University of Durham) explores the westward expansion of the United States in period 1803-90. After a broad introduction to the period in which we outline some of the factors that contributed to this westward...
Dr Kevin Waite
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 provides an overview...
Prof. Robert Cook
The Vietnam War, 1945-75
In this course, Dr Patrick Hagopian (University of Lancaster) explores the history of the Vietnam War, from Ho Chi Minh's Proclamation of Independence in September 1945 to the Fall of Saigon at the end of April 1975. In the first...
Dr Patrick Hagopian
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,...
Dr Tom Davies