History: Making America

Class Details

Spring and Summer Terms only.

Two visions of American politics: Biden stressing American values democracy and multilateralism or Trump’s America First? The twenty first century has seen challenges ranging from Trump’s populist `America First, `Black Lives Matter’ and the rise of China as a world power. We will look at the roots of American policy and politics: how The USA emerged from modest beginnings to become the dominant world power of the twentieth century.  The stress on `exceptionalism’: a new model of politics distinguished from the `old world of Europe’, its relentless expansionism, the response to the issue of slavery and civil rights and the Cold War and how these issues shaped the challenges of today.

Fortnightly on Jan 18;  Feb1, 15;  Mar 1, 15, 29;  May 10, 24;  June 7, 21;  July 5. 

Class Co-ordinators

Deirdre Krymer

Frequency & Time

Fortnightly on Tuesday, 15.10 - 16.10


Room 1.26