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US History

Meet our staffOur academics in this group have particular expertise on race, diplomacy, presidential politics, economic development, popular music and transnational culture and ideas in the United States. Research projects include: Lyndon Johnson and civil rights, female activism on university campuses, the development of Florida and California, the Black Power movement, religion in American music, the transnational significance of the US South, the influence of English culture in the US, Irish American concepts of race in the 19th century, the anti-imperialism movement and the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt.

The group has research links with a number of universities in the US, including Harvard, the University of North Carolina, the University of Rhode Island, and the College of Charleston. The group is working with the Institute of the Americas in London to create a Presidential History network.

The group hosted the annual conference of BrANCH (the Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians) in 2012, as well as the annual conferences of HOTCUS (Historians of the Twentieth Century US) and the TSA (Transatlantic Studies Association) in 2013. It is hosting the BAAS (British Association for American Studies) annual conference in 2015.

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