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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

History

US History – Ratification, the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights, 1787-91

In this course, Professor Woody Holton (University of South Carolina) discusses the ratification of the US Constitution, along with the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights. We start by looking at the structure of the Constitution - the...

4 lectures

0:45:25

Prof. Woody Holton

University of South Carolina

History

US History – Colonial Society and Culture, 1607-1754

In this course, Dr Jonathan Barth (Arizona State University) examines how and why the movement of a variety of people and ideas across the Atlantic contributed to the development of American culture in the period 1607-1754. In the first module, we...

5 lectures

0:46:49

Dr Jonathan Barth

Arizona State University

History

Medicine Through Time - Jenner and the Smallpox Vaccine, 1749-1823

In this course, Dr Robert Gaynes (Emory University) looks at smallpox and Edward Jenner’s development of the smallpox vaccine. In the first module, we focus on the disease smallpox, its origin and its symptomatic progression. In the second module,...

6 lectures

0:31:20

Dr Robert Gaynes

Emory University

History

US History – The War of 1898

In this course, Professor Jay Sexton (University of Missouri) explain the effects of the War of 1898 on the United States. We start by introducing the period as a whole and discussing the nomenclature of the topic. We then turn to examine the war...

6 lectures

0:45:19

Prof. Jay Sexton

University of Missouri

History

US History – The Environment and Natural Resources, 1968-80

In this course, Professor Patrick Allitt (Emory University) explores how the issue of the Environment and Natural Resources were dealt with during the period 1968-1980. In the first module, we will examine how in the late 1960s environmentalism...

7 lectures

0:59:06

Prof. Patrick Allitt

Emory University

History

US History – The Origins of the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention, 1787

In this course, Professor Woody Holton (University of South Carolina) explores the origins of US Constitution and the differing ideological positions on the structure and function of the federal government in this period. We start by looking at...

4 lectures

0:50:52

Prof. Woody Holton

University of South Carolina

History

The Tudors - Elizabethan Catholicism in the British Isles, 1533-1603

In this course, Dr Francis Young (University of Oxford) explores Catholicism in the British Isles during the reign of Elizabeth I. In the first module, we look at Elizabeth I’s relationship with Catholicism, paying particular attention to how her...

6 lectures

0:55:00

Dr Francis Young

Oxford University

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 – The Second Great Awakening, 1800-48

In this course, Professor Susan Curtis (Purdue University) explains the causes of the Second Great Awakening. We start by looking at the origins of the movement in the United States and then turn to examine its key characteristics. We then turn to...

6 lectures

0:33:57

Prof. Susan Curtis

Purdue University

History

Medicine Through Time - John Snow and Cholera, 1813-58

In this course, Professor Stephen Rachman (Michigan State University) looks at the outbreak of cholera in 19th century England, focusing in particular on the involvement of John Snow. In the first module, we take a look at Snow’s career,...

6 lectures

1:01:50

Prof. Stephen Rachman

Michigan State University

History

Cold War - Opposition and Support for the Vietnam War, 1954-75

In this course, Professor Kendrick Oliver (University of Southampton) explores opposition and support for the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. In the first module, we consider whether there was a Cold War consensus in the US on the...

6 lectures

0:34:41

Prof Kendrick Oliver

Southampton University

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