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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  • A Historiography of the British Empire

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    In this podcast Dr Larry Butler of the University of East Anglia examines how have interpretations of the British Empire have changed over the years.

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

    Podcast

    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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  • Black History and the History of Slavery

    Article

    Black History and the History of Slavery: Rethinking the agenda, Dr Madge Dresser, F.R.Hist.R. Associate Professor of History University of the West of England In a globalising world and with an increasingly diverse population, traditional histories are being rethought. As the influence of popular memory on national identity and political allegiance...

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  • Booker T. Washington

    Podcast

    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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  • Britain & the Cold War

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    In this podcast Dr Helen Parr of Keele University looks at the effect of the Cold War on Britain and the role Britain played.

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  • Britain's Retreat from Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor A J Stockwell looks at Britain's retreat from Empire from 1914, examining how and why this retreat began, the pressure for independence across the Empire, new imperialism, the changing relationship between rulers and ruled, how Britain attempted to manage retreat, decolonisation and the legacy of the...

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  • Canadian Confederation

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    In this podcast Professor Edward MacDonald of the University of Prince Edward Island discusses the origins of the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, Canadian Confederation and the development of Canada over the 20th Century.

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  • Changing views of the Russian Revolution

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    In this podcast Dr Beryl Williams discusses how historians views of the Russian Revolution have changed over time in Russia and the West.

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  • Chiang Kai-shek and The Kuomintang

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    In this podcast Professor Arne Westad of the London School of Economics looks at the successes and failures of Chiang Kai Shek.

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  • China 1976 to present: change and reform.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Arne Westad looks at the changes that have taken place in China since the death of Mao Zedong.

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  • Detente - The Cold War

    Podcast

    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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  • 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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  • History of Electricty

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    In this series of podcasts Dr Patricia Fara of Clare College, Cambridge, examines the role of the Royal Society in the development of electricity.

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  • Ideology and the Cold War

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    In this podcast Dr Elena Hore of the University of Essex discusses the ideological origins of the Cold War.

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  • Impact of the Cold War on British and US Families.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Grant of Teeside University examines the effect of the Cold War on ordinary people in the US and UK.

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  • Impact of the Cold War on the ordinary Russian Family

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Elena Hore of the University of Essex talks about her experience growing up in Moscow in the 1950s and 60s.

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  • Key elements that led to the disintegration of the USSR

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    In this podcast Dr Edwin Bacon of Birkbeck University of London discusses the USSR from 1982-1991 and the key elements that led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

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  • Lenin's Objectives and the Civil War

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    In this podcast Dr Beryl Williams examines Lenin's aims in coming to power and how the Bolsheviks were able to stay in power through the civil war.

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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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