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  • Modern World History

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    Starting with the nineteenth century and bringing us right up to the debates of today this section contains many brilliant podcasts that explore the recent and current work around us. Revolution, communication, technology, conflict and co-operation are just some of the many complimentary and contradictory themes that are covered in...

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  • The Great Depression

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    In this podcast Professor Peter Fearon of the University of Leicester discusses the economic and social impact of the Great Depression in the United States.

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  • The U.S. LGBT Movement from the 1990s

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    In this podcast Joshua Hollands of University College London looks at the history of the U.S. LGBT movement from the early 1990s to the present.

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  • The Origins of the LGBT Movement in the U.S.

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    In this podcast Joshua Hollands of University College London discusses the early LGBT civil rights movement in the United States from the end of World War II, through the Stonewall Riots to political mobilisation and Gay Pride.

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  • The AIDS Crisis in America

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    The United States was the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, first noticed by doctors in young gay men in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco in 1981. By 1995 AIDS had become the leading cause of death among all Americans aged 25 to 44 with...

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  • Power, Protest and Music in the United States

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    In this podcast Professor Brian Ward of Northumbria University discusses the role and significance of music in the American Civil Rights movement.

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  • Nixon & Watergate

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    In this podcast Professor Iwan Morgan of University College London looks at President Nixon's first term in office, the Watergate Scandal and the significance of the scandal on American politics.

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  • The United States in the 1920s

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    In this podcast Professor Peter Fearon of the University of Leicester looks at the economic transformation of the United States in the years before the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression.

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  • WW1 campaigns in eastern Africa (Film)

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    Keynote Speech: ‘A most regrettable occurrence’: the First World War campaigns in eastern Africa Edward Paice, Director, Africa Research Institute In this filmed lecture Edward Paice explores the devastating and tragic consequences of Britain and Germany’s actions in East Africa during the First World War. Two weeks after the armistice...

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  • The American Trade Union Movement

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    In this podcast Dr Christopher Phelps of the University of Nottingham discusses the origins of the American Trade Union and Labour movements and looks at how they developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • After the Civil War: The Rise of an Economic Power

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    In this podcasts Dr Christopher Phelps of the University of Nottingham discusses how did the United States developed into being the dominant economic power of the early 20th century.

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  • An Interview with Antony Beevor (Film)

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    The 2016 Medlicott Medal for services to history will be presented to Antony Beevor this July. He is a popular historian with a loyal following while also being a heavy duty writer whose preparation and research for each of his books takes him years and into archives across the world....

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  • The Cold War in the Middle East

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    In this podcast Professor Charles Tripp of the the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London looks at the impact of the Cold War on the Middle East.

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  • Detente - The Cold War

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    What brought about the era of detente between the Superpowers in the 1970s? In this podcast Dr Alex Pravda of St Antony's College, University of Oxford the impact and significance of the Policy of Detente.

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  • The Cold War in Africa

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    In this podcast Professor David Anderson of St Cross College, University of Oxford discusses the impact of the Cold War on Africa.

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  • The American Civil War

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    In this set of podcasts Dr Adam Smith of University College London looks at the origins, the development and the significance of the American Civil War.

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  • The Chinese Revolution of 1911

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    In this podcast Professor Rana Mitter of the University of Oxford looks at the causes and consequences of the 1911 Revolution.

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  • The Impact and Significance of the Great Patriotic War

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    In this podcast Dr Jonathan Davis of Anglia Ruskin University discusses the USSR from 1941-1953 and the impact and significance of the Great Patriotic War.

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  • The Impact of Stalin's Leadership 1924-1941

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    In this podcast Dr Jonathan Davis of Anglia Ruskin University look at the USSR from 1924-1941 and the impact of Stalin's leadership in the USSR during this period.

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  • The Provisional Government and the October Revolution

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    In this podcast Dr Beryl Williams looks at why the Provisional Government failed to establish liberalism in Russia between February and October 1917 and why it was the Bolsheviks that took power in October.

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