American history - Online

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. American political institutions
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This four-week interactive lecture-based course examines the US political system from its inception to today – reviewing its structure and constituent parts.



    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 £69.00 Concession £30.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  2. America, the Gilded Age: 1870s - 1900
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 7 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will cover the dynamic period of American history – where the nation is growing and expanding economically; building the foundations of its industrial might and development of capitalism in America.



    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
  3. US Vice Presidents
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The course will give the student an understanding of the evolution of the role of Vice President in the US political landscape. We will also look at Vice Presidents over the last two centuries - successful and otherwise.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £17.00
  4. Religion and U.S history
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This one-day online course will provide an overview of the role of religion in American life, from the colonial era up until the present day.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  5. America's wars: interventions in Latin America
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Uncover a dramatic history of coups, revolutions and covert ops. In this two part course, we will look at how successive US administrations intervened in the countries to their south since the second world war.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  6. Making the American World: US foreign policy from the Cold War to Biden
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Follow the ascendancy of American power, from 1945 up to the Biden administration, through a history of wars, foreign interventions and “soft power”. 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 £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £57.00
  7. US controversies: The Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is a one-day course which will provide an overview of the Ku Klux Klan and its role in American history.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  8. From the end of the Gilded Age to the Roaring 20s: America through the fin de siècle 
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    The course covers the history of this changing period in the United States through the political, economic, cultural and social changes taking place from the Great Crash of 1929 to the end of FDR's 'New Deal' in 1939.



    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
  9. America’s Wars: from the Spanish-American War to World War Two
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 6 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    In 1890, the United States was considered a weak, isolationist nation. By the end of World War II, the United States had emerged as a global “superpower.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
  10. How America replaced Britain in the Middle East 1945-2003
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course charts the post 1945 entrance of the United States into the Middle East and the power struggle which ensued with Britain as a consequence. The course pierces the official discourse on the transatlantic relationship and provides a different perspective on how to understand and explain the volatile politics of the region. Tutor: Noman Hanif.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. US controversies: McCarthyism and the Red Scare
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    The years from 1950 to 1954 are often depicted as a time when there was witch hunt for secret communists in the United States. We will study the events of those years, while also placing them in broader context.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  12. Racism and racial activism in the USA since the Civil War
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is a two-day course that will provide an overview of racial issues in the United States since the Civil War.



    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 £35.00

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