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School of History

HST5366 - Anglo-American Relations, 1939-91

Module code: HST5366

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM 2

Module Convenor: Dr James Ellison

This module examines Anglo-American relations from 1939-1991 and analyses the nature of the special relationship from historical and political perspectives. Set within the rich historiography of this subject, the module considers how US and UK governments responded to major events in world history from 1939 to 1991. Throughout, particular reference will be made to Anglo-American relations in the political, diplomatic, economic, defence and intelligence arenas and to the importance of personalities in strengthening and weakening the alliance. Students reflect on UK and US social, cultural, and political values in the context of international relations, and develop an understanding of ethical and political issues arising from modes of representation.

Assessment: Essay (2,000 words) 50% and Take Home Exam 50%
Level: 5