Introduction to American History: From Reconstruction to World War, 1865-1919
Duration 3 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
Discover key moments in American history after the Civil War
American history is vast and complex. Through this course you will explore some of its key moments - examining domestic history and foreign relations.
You will investigate the background to the modern history of the United States, including the Civil War, Reconstruction, segregation and the black experience, and US expansion and foreign policy into the 19th century.
What topics will you cover?
- Industrialisation, immigration, and urbanisation in the post-Civil War period
- Race relations from 1865-1919
- American foreign policy since the late nineteenth century
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Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in American history. You don’t need any previous experience.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
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