Modern

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 this detailed collection of podcast to explore the global modern era. Read more

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  • The Korean War: A British perspective

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    In this podcast Dr Grace Huxford of the University of Bristol examines the Korean War in the eyes of the British domestic audience. This podcast was produced as part of the Korean War Teacher Fellowship programme. The Historical Association is delighted to be working with the World History Digital Education Foundation sponsored by the Korea...

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  • The British Military in the Korean War

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    In this podcast Dr Grace Huxford of the University of Bristol discusses the  military experience of the British in the Korean War. This podcast was produced as part of the Korean War Teacher Fellowship programme. The Historical Association is delighted to be working with the World History Digital Education Foundation sponsored by the Korea Foundation on...

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  • The Chinese intervention in the Korean War

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    In this podcast, Dr Jim Hoare (SOAS), examines the Chinese involvement in the Korean War. This podcast was produced as part of the Korean War Teacher Fellowship programme, and the Historical Association is delighted to be working with the World History Digital Education Foundation sponsored by the Korea Foundation on this programme as part of a...

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  • Researching the Korean War

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    In this podcast, Professor Kathryn Weathersby (Korean University), discusses researching the Korean War. This podcast was produced as part of the Korean War Teacher Fellowship programme, and the Historical Association is delighted to be working with the World History Digital Education Foundation sponsored by the Korea Foundation on this programme as part of a wider...

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  • Britain and the Slave Trade in the 18th Century

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    In this podcast Dr Nicholas Draper of University College London discusses the Britain's involvement with the slave trade in the 18th century. This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project and recorded with the help of Dominic Gibson, Student Ambassador at the University of Kent.  

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  • Booker T. Washington

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    Booker T Washington was the most influential African American leader at the turn of the 20th Century – so much so that at the time of his death he was described by someone as the 'most distinguished man, white or black who has come out of the South since the...

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  • The Language & Politics of the Indian Independence Movement

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    In this podcast Dr Pritipuspa Mishra of the University of Southampton discusses how the language and politics of the Indian Independence movement changed between 1847 and 1947.

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  • Was the Indian Independence movement a unified movement?

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    In this podcast Dr Pritipuspa Mishra of the University of Southampton discusses to what extent the Indian Independence movement was a unified movement.

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  • The Rise of American Empire, 1865-1920

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    In this extensive podcast series, Dr Alex Goodall of UCL looks at the growth of the United States as an international power from the end of the American Civil War through to the early twentieth century. This was a critical period for understanding the United States rise to superpower status in the twentieth...

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  • Global Maoism

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    In this podcast Dr Julia Lovell of Birckbeck, University of London, discusses the role and significance of Global Maoism in the development of the Cold War.

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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 from 2017, 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. In the years following the social disruption caused by WWII, there was...

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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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  • 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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