American History Courses 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.

  1. Native American slavery in American history

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  3. The emergence of modern America: the United States from 1865 to 1900

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this follow-up course to “Slavery and the Civil War” we will discuss the next phase of American history, covering the years from 1865 to 1900.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

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

    Course Date: Thu 7 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Lecture based course covering the five American Presidents (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon) who shaped the post-War world both in their own country and beyond. Both America and the world changed hugely during this period, often directly influenced by these five Presidents. Tutors: Mark Malcomson.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. The Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)

    Course Date: Wed 13 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will cover the period immediately following the end of the American Civil War, known as the ‘Reconstruction Period’. It is a time of great change and upheaval to the American nation - politically, socially and economically.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  6. The Robber Barons of America's Gilded Age

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The industrialists of late 19-century America were pejoratively known as the ‘Robber Barons’. These men massed fortunes, creating companies that would come to transform America’s new frontier. We explore these men, the industrial empires they created and their legacies.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  7. American political institutions

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week, lecture-based course examines the US political system from its inception to today – reviewing its structure and constituent parts. Tutor: Mark Malcomson.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  8. Global political Islam

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Debates concerning Islam and its impact on global politics has come to dominate the contemporary political landscape. On this short interactive lecture course you will gain an understanding of the mindset upon which Islam and politics has been fused and its role in contemporary Islamic thought and movement. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

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