American history

From British colonisation to revolution, through expansionism to the Obama administration, learn about US history - its presidents, power shifts and presence in global politics. These history classes and lectures focus on many aspects of America’s rich history and allow you to engage with passionate tutors on a variety of topics prominent in the American story.

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  1. A history of Native American slavery

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Though not unknown before colonisation, Native American slavery took a different course with the arrival of Europeans who each in their distinctive way enslaved North American Indians for many purposes. The course looks at colonial slave networks, economic and political motivations behind this trade to disclose a little known phenomenon of North American and Caribbean history. Tutor: Max Carocci.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. America: history, literature and culture 1900-1930s

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will be team-taught, bringing together tutors to cover this dynamic period in America's development from historical, literary, cultural perspectives. We start with the historical coverage to provide students with context for exploring the developments in literature, film, art and music that explode in this modernising of America.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  3. Native American culture and women

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The role of Native North American women in history and culture. Largely dismissed as secondary figures in North

    American history, the course will reveal the significant place that women had in historical and political affairs both

    internally and in diplomacy. Tutor: Max Carocci.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. Origin and evolution: a short history of America's complex federal system

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Federalism in the United States is the dynamic relationship between state governments and the federal government of the United States. Develop an understanding of this complex relationship and explore how shifts of power in America challenge government cooperation. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  5. Peace in the shadows of World War

    Course Date: Thu 15 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    After the ‘war to end wars’, how did the aims of the peace-builders in 1919 give way to the horrors of a second global conflict in 1939? This course explores peace movements in the inter-war years; focused on Britain but including foreign policy and The League of Nations, the rise of fascism, disarmament conferences and Appeasement. Tutor: Simon Colbeck.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  6. The American Civil War

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The War that changed the landscape of America – politically, economically and socially. It was America’s bloodiest clash and resulted in the death of more than 620,000, with millions more injured at ver the four years (1861–1865). This course will be examining: the reasons behind the War; a few of the deadliest battles and personalities; the role of African slaves and freedmen, women; and the economics of paying for the war. [Note: No class session on 14 February 2018]. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  7. The US presidents who made the post-war world

    Course Date: Thu 9 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Five American Presidents (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon) shaped the post-War world both in their own country and beyond. America changed hugely during the thirty years of their presidencies and each of them played an important part in that. In the same way, the Cold War and various conflicts shaped an emergence from historical isolationism to a truly global power. Tutor: Mark Malcomson.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

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