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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...

7 lectures

0:54:28

Dr Kevin Waite

Durham University

History

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 development of the...

12 lectures

1:22:22

Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University

History

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 (1861-65). In...

5 lectures

0:27:07

Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University

History

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...

7 lectures

0:58:54

Dr Kevin Waite

Durham University

History

The Reconstruction Era, 1865-77

In this course, Professor Susan-Mary Grant (Newcastle University) explores the period in American history known as the Reconstruction Era, 1865-77. In the first module, we provide a brief introduction to what the Reconstruction Era was, when it...

6 lectures

0:56:00

Prof. Susan-Mary Grant

Newcastle University

History

The American Civil War, 1861-65

In this course, Professor Susan-Mary Grant (Newcastle University) explores the American Civil War (1861-65). In the first module, we think about the immediate background to the secession of South Carolina from the United States in December 1860,...

6 lectures

1:05:38

Prof. Susan-Mary Grant

Newcastle University

History

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 history of slavery in...

6 lectures

1:00:37

Prof. Emily West

Reading University

History

US History – Immigration and Migration in the 1920s

In this course, Professor Susan Curtis (Purdue University) explains the causes and effects of international and internal migration patterns during the 1920s and what effects this had on popular culture in the United States. We start by examining...

6 lectures

0:54:37

Prof. Susan Curtis

Purdue University

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

History

US History – Foreign Policy and the Debates Over Imperialism, 1865-98

In this course, Professor Jay Sexton (University of Missouri) explains the similarities and differences in attitudes about the US’s proper role in the world in the period 1865-98. We start by looking at the key continuities in US foreign policy...

6 lectures

0:44:04

Prof. Jay Sexton

University of Missouri

History

US History – Jackson and Federal Power, 1824-52

In this course, Professor Sean Adams (University of Florida) examines the presidency of Andrew Jackson and how it relates to federal power in the United States. With this in mind, the course seeks to explain the causes and effects of the...

6 lectures

1:06:55

Prof. Sean Adams

University of Florida

History

US History – America on the World Stage, 1800-48

In this course, Professor Brian Rouleau (Texas A&M University) explains how and why American foreign policy developed and expanded over the period 1800-48. We start by looking at the Louisiana Purchase and how the US was able to purchase this vast...

5 lectures

0:44:12

Prof. Brian Rouleau

Texas A&M University

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