american history

  1. Coursera

    Coursera Understanding 9/11: Why 9/11 Happened & How Terrorism Affects Our World Today

    Overview This course will explore the forces that led to the 9/11 attacks and the policies the United States adopted in response. We will examine the phenomenon of modern terrorism, the development of the al Qai'da ideology, and the process by which individuals radicalize towards violence...
  2. Coursera

    Coursera America Through Foreign Eyes

    Overview The United States has always been a source of fascination — both attraction and repulsion — for the people of France, Mexico, China, and African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, and Sudan. "America Through Foreign Eyes" is a rich, interdisciplinary, international course that features...
  3. Coursera

    Coursera The Kennedy Half Century

    Overview When John F. Kennedy entered the presidential limousine at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, he began his ride into history. That journey continues even today and we call it the Kennedy legacy. This course will explore the Presidency, assassination, and lasting legacy...
  4. Coursera

    Coursera Age of Jefferson

    Overview This course provides an overview of Thomas Jefferson's work and perspectives presented by the University of Virginia in partnership with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Together, UVA and Monticello are recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taught by Peter Onuf
  5. edX

    edX The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850-1861: A House Divided

    Overview A House Divided: The Road to Civil War, 1850-1861 begins by examining how generations of historians have explained the crisis of the Union. After discussing the institution of slavery and its central role in the southern and national economies, it turns to an account of the political...
  6. edX

    edX The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1861 - 1865: A New Birth of Freedom

    Overview A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War, 1861-1865 narrates the history of the American Civil War. While it examines individual engagements and the overall nature of the military conflict, the focus is less on the battlefield than on political, social, and economic change in the Union and...
  7. edX

    edX The Civil War and Reconstruction – 1865-1890: The Unfinished Revolution

    Overview The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1865-1890: The Unfinished Revolution, examines the pivotal but misunderstood era of Reconstruction that followed the Civil War, the first effort in American history to construct an interracial democracy. Beginning with a discussion of the dramatic...
  8. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn Introduction to American History: From Reconstruction to World War, 1865-1919

    Overview Discover key moments in American history after the Civil War American history is vast and complex. Through this course you will explore some of its key moments - examining domestic history and foreign relations. You will investigate the background to the modern history of the United...