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17 History Courses

The American Revolution

Yale University

The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations - converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation...

The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877

Yale University

This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the...

The Crusades (HIST 4332)

University of Houston

The Crusades (HIST 4332) with Professor Sally Vaughn of The University of Houston covers the origins, development, and results of the crusades from the eleventh...

The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000

Yale University

Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of Western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation. Topics include...

The Victorians: Culture and Experience in Britain, Europe and the World 1815-1914

Gresham College

This course of lectures looks at the Victorians not just in Britain but in Europe and the wider world.  'Victorian' has come to stand for a particular set of values,...