American history

American History Courses Online & In London

From British colonisation to revolution, through expansionism to the Biden-Harris 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.

Online and classroom-based courses

This term our courses are delivered online. From January 2022 we will offer courses both online and in the classroom (please check specific courses on the website). For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Learn from expert tutors

Our courses are taught by experts in their fields. Our tutors come from a range of backgrounds, and include academic experts, experienced educators, serving politicians, acclaimed authors and renowned guides. Whoever your class is taught by, all our courses are intellectually rigorous and stimulating.

Browse our range of American History courses below and book online today!

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  1. 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

    What did the US look like a century ago? Join this course to explore the dynamic period of American history at the turn of the century through to 1928 before the Crash.



    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
  2. America in the Great Depression
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 12 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will take you through the Great Crash of 1929 through to FDR's 'New Deal' economic and social programmes in response to the Great Depression.



    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

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