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African-Americans in the 19th century

African-Americans in the 19th century

Slavery before the Civil War Virtually all the Africans who ‘settled’ in America in the 17th and 18th centuries came as slaves. Although the trading of slaves from Africa had been abolished in 1808...

Powers of the US President

Powers of the US President

The Powers of US Presidents How powerful is the US President? It is usually thought that the post of President contains great powers. Potentially, US Presidents do have great power. However, many of these powers are...

The Constitution of the USA

The Constitution of the USA

The Constitution of the USA Any study of modern American history requires an understanding of the American Constitution. Issues of political and civil rights, the power of federal (central) government and the states, the power...

American history up to 1945: Overview

American history up to 1945: Overview

Overview: American History up to 1945 Before the Europeans We are conditioned to think of American history almost exclusively in terms of the history of European settlers. In fact, the people of the Americas...

Moving on up: things to think about

Moving on up: things to think about

Moving on up: things to think about 22 April 2020 Now you’ve had some time to read, watch, listen and think about Sociology, watch and read and watch this – here Think about what...

Moving on up: things to listen to

Moving on up: things to listen to

Moving on up: things to listen to 22 April 2020 ‘The Social Breakdown’ weekly Sociology podcast – listen What does it mean to be ‘British’? – listen Teenagers selling drugs, children carrying weapons, a...

Moving on up: things to read

Moving on up: things to read

Moving on up: things to read 22 April 2020 Why choose to study Sociology? – read Where could a study of Sociology take you> – read What do Sociologists do? – read Sociology is...