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Britain – Aspects of Politics, 1714-80

In this course, Professor Jeremy Black (University of Exeter) discusses British politics from 1714-80. We start by looking at the challenges the new Hanoverian monarchy faced in this period, mainly from the rival Jacobite claimants. We then turn...

7 lectures

0:57:04

Prof. Jeremy Black

Exeter University

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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 - Failure of Compromise, 1848-61

In this course, Professor Nicole Etcheson (Ball State University) explores the failures of compromise between North and South during the 1850s. In the first module, we examine the question of whether there could be a compromise on slavery at all....

15 lectures

1:44:39

Prof. Nicole Etcheson

Ball State University

History

US History – American Culture, 1754-1800

In this course, Professor Zara Anishanslin (University of Delaware) examines American culture from 1754 to 1800. In the first module, we answer the question "What is an American?". After this, we focus in on the development of American...

5 lectures

1:27:13

Prof. Zara Anishanslin

University of Delaware

History

Britain - The American War of Independence, 1775-83

In this course, Professor Jeremy Black (University of Exeter) explores Britain’s involvement in the American War of Independence. In the first module, we look at the causes of the American War of Independence, looking in particular at tensions...

6 lectures

0:54:13

Prof. Jeremy Black

Exeter University

History

US History – The Articles of Confederation, 1777-87

In this course, Professor Woody Holton (University of South Carolina) examines the Articles of Confederation to explain how this precursor government developed and changed as a result of the Revolutionary Period. In the first module, we examine...

5 lectures

0:48:12

Prof. Woody Holton

University of South Carolina

History

Medicine Through Time – Smoking and Lung Cancer, 1945-2015

In this course, Professor Virginia Berridge (LSHTM) examines the history of the connection between smoking and lung cancer. We start by looking at when the connection was discovered and how this linked to the sweeping changes occurring in public...

5 lectures

0:43:19

Prof. Virginia Berridge

LSHTM

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

Germany - The First World War, 1914-18

In this course, Professor Belinda Davis (Rutgers University) looks at Germany during the First World War. In the first module, we consider why Germany went to war, and who wanted war. In the second module, we outline the basic elements of the...

5 lectures

0:45:04

Professor Belinda Davis

Rutgers University

History

US History – Movement in the Early Republic, 1754-1800

In this course, Professor Stephen Rockwell (St. Joseph's College, New York) explains how and why migration and immigration to and within North America caused competition and conflict over the period 1754-1800. We start by looking at immigration to...

6 lectures

0:56:38

Prof. Stephen Rockwell

St. Joseph's College, New York

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US History – The Rise of Political Parties and the Era of Jefferson, 1789-1809

In this course, Professor John Pinheiro (Aquinas College) explains the causes and effects of policy debates in the early republic. We start by looking at George Washington's presidency - explaining how it came about and summarising some of the key...

6 lectures

1:12:55

Prof. John Pinheiro

Aquinas College

History

US History – African Americans in the Early Republic, 1800-48

In this course, Professor Julie Winch (University of Massachusetts, Boston) explains the continuities and changes in the experience of African Americans from 1800 to 1848. In the first two modules, we look at the methods we use to search for the...

7 lectures

1:08:56

Prof. Julie Winch

University of Massachusetts, Boston

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