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. France after 1918: the socio-economic, political and cultural consequences of the war

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The victory against Germany in November 1918 came at a dramatic human and economic cost for France. How did French society cope with the trauma? What were the political, social and cultural consequences of the conflict and of peace itself?
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 it's 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

  6. 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

  7. The end of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Arab nationalism

    Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive-lecture day course will trace the growth of Arab nationalism in the decaying Ottoman Empire and the formation of new Arab states in the aftermath of World War I: fascinating background to understanding contemporary events in the Middle East. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. The Vichy Regime

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Born out of the defeat of 1940, the Vichy regime is one of the darkest periods in French history. Even if Marshal Pétain pretended he was sheltering the country from excessive demands by the Nazis, the government and administration offered themselves to the service of the enemy, often for the worst. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Atlantic Revolution c. 1775-1850

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Atlantic revolution or rebellion? How did the American Revolution impact on revolutions in Europe, France in 1789 and then most of Europe and South America to 1850? Was there an interlinked Atlantic Revolution, or a number of separate events? How were the revolts elsewhere viewed in the USA? Tutors: Pamela Pilbeam.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  10. Early Modern Spain: 1500 - 1850

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through interactive lectures and discussions, this course aims to cover the expansion of the Spanish empire, the period of Habsburg Spain including the Armada, culminating in the war of Spanish succession, which led to the united kingdom of Spain under the Bourbons; the decline of Spain, the Napoleonic period and beyond. Tutor: Michael Schraer.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

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