American history

American History Courses Online & in London

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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Civil disobedience and protest in 1960s America
    Course Date:  Tue 18 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is a broad history that examines the objectives, methods and impact of protest groups in 1960s America, assessing their effect on American society, politics and culture, both then and now.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £30.00
  2. The history of the FBI: 1908 - 1976
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 3 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The course will assess the impact of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the leadership of its first Director, J. Edgar Hoover, on US politics, society and culture from its beginnings in 1908 until 1976.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £44.00
  3. The American Dream
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 7 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This survey course charts the influences on the development of the American Dream from the founding of the Republic to the 21st century, identifying significant historical events that altered its meaning and availability.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £44.00
  4. The US and Latin America: from the Sandinista Revolution to Trump
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 9 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Uncover a dramatic history of coups, interventions and revolutionary struggles. This course unravels the key themes of US-Latin American relations from the 1970s up to Donald Trump's Presidency, brought to life by film clips, photography and primary sources. Tutor: Jack Gain.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £35.00
  5. The Reconstruction Period in United States history: 1865 - 1877
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 13 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    In the aftermath of America’s bloodiest war, how did the nation and its leaders repair and rebuild its government, society and economy. The reforms and changes went far in some ways and not far enough in many others.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  6. The Watergate crisis
    Course Date:  Tue 22 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will examine the short and long-term causes of the Watergate crisis and the Nixon administration’s cover-up and the crisis impact on American politics and society.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £44.00

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