American history

From British colonisation to revolution, through expansionism to the Trump administration, learn about US history and politics - 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.

  1. Understanding the US mid-term elections: the nuts and bolts

    Course Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-off talk will be introducing students to the 'nuts and bolts' of American mid-term elections. How does it differ from a Presidential election cycle? What significance do these elections have at the federal and state-levels? Understanding how the system works will aid you in following the mid-term elections taking place on the 6th November across the US. Tutor: Mark Malcomson.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

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

    Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
    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.

    NOTE: no class session on Wed, 21 Novembmer 2018. Tutor: Dale Mineshima-Lowe.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Understanding the US mid-term elections: America’s choice (results and review of the 6th November mid-term elections)

    Course Date: Thu 8 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-off talk will be reviewing the American mid-term election results of the 6th November election. Surprises? Expected results? Impact of the mid-term results on Congressional outlook for the remaining two-years of the presidential cycle. Tutor: Mark Malcomson.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £15.00

  4. America: from British colonisation to the American Revolution

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore this dynamic period of American history - from its contentious relationship with Britain to its fight for

    independence during the American Revolution. Examine key points that would shape America to what it is today. Tutor: Gregor Davey.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  5. American political institutions

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four-week interactive lecture-based course examines the US political system from its inception to today – reviewnig its structure and constituent parts. Tutor: Mark Malcomson.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  6. Post-revolutionary America: the Federal Period (1781-1815)

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Post-Revolutionary America was a time of unity as well as competition between the former colonies. This course will examine the founding of the new nation, from a confederation of states to a federal state under a constitution. We will consider the relationship between states and the federal government, as well as government and the people, through the changes and developments from the Articles of Confederation, the controversies over the Constitution, to the framers and founders of the new nation, many of whom would go on to hold positions in the new government.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  7. The US and Latin America: from the Cuban Revolution to Trump's border wall

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Uncover a dramatic history of coups, interventions and revolutionary struggles. This course unravels the key themes of US-Latin American relations, brought to life by film clips, photography and primary sources. Tutor: Jack Gain.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Native North American histories

    Native North American histories

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course addresses North American history from the perspective of indigenous North Americans. Its thematic

    approach covers Native American views of past, history and memory that complement conventional colonial

    historiography. Tutor: Max Carocci.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

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