Sweden, Russia and the Great Northern War, to 1740 – failure and a new age of liberty in Sweden
War in 18th Century Europe to 1763 – conflict over what monarch rules where
Frederick, Maria and Catherine – three monarchs in the Age of Enlightenment
Britain in the mid-1700s – progress in education, commerce and law
The American Revolution – 1707 to 1791, from social change to ratification of the Constitution
First Barbary War – U.S. policies from 1770s to 1805, and Marines to the shores of Tripoli
The French in the mid-1700s – monarchy, church, class, economy
The French Revolution – to 1797, defeat for the Parisian "mob," and Napoleon as First Council.
Britain, Ireland, the U.S. and the War of 1812 – England, its Irish colony and war with France and the U.S.
Haiti, 1789 to 1806 – Independence from French rule, freedom from slavery and continuing violence.
Napoleon's Wars, Mistakes and Fall – Napoleon recklessly drives France to defeat.
Conservative Order and Counter-Enlightenment – victors in Europe oppose revolution
Rebellion in Greece, Spain and Latin America – defying the conservative order
Latin America after Independence – disappointments in South America and Mexico
Britain and the Industrial Revolution, to 1830 – new wealth, poverty and unrest
Reform and Revolution in Europe to 1850 – uprisings across Europe, and reforms
Muslims in the Middle East, 1700 to 1837 – Iran and the Ottoman Empire.
Africa, Empires and Slavery, 1801-60 – guns, war, Arabs, Ottomans, British, Boers and French
Canada and the United States, 1814 to 1846 – migrations, economic developments and slavery
War beween the U.S. and Mexico – Texas and the Alamo. Mexico to 1855. The U.S. to California
Civil War in the United States – different societies, panic in the South and the war from 1861 to 1865
The actual Billy the Kid – not the fictitious punk "gunfighter."
The United States, 1865 to 1900 – reconstruction, westward expansion and economic development
Canada, 1850 to 1900 – to be completed in November or December, 2011
Japan from Tokugawa to Meiji – restoration of the emperor, economic progress and Japanese imperialism
British Imperialism and Asia – China, India, Afghanistan, Burma, the Crimean and Opium wars
Empire and Oceania – the British, French and Germans; Maori, New Zealand, Australia
More Imperialism, to 1900 – Jamaica, Afghanistan again, the Suez and Africa south of the Sahara
The Crimean War, 1853 to 1856 – the British, French and Turks against Holy Russia
Imperial Russia, 1856 to 1894 – tsars, student revolutionaries and bomb throwers
Nationalism and Empire within Europe, 1850-1900 – setting the stage for the Great War of 1914
Class and Power in Europe, 1850 to 1900 – wages, status, and the prospect for revolution
The Enlightenment – contributions from Britain, France and Germany
Optimism, Adam Smith, Liberals and Utopians – 1750 to 1883, economics and social theory
More Secularism: Health, Geology, Biology and Sociology – science, more secularism, Darwin and atheism
Philosophers and Historians – Hegel; Kierkegaard; Schopenhauer; Nietzsche; Treitschke, Gobineau
Karl Marx, Social Revolutionary – young liberal to communist, and his legacy
Slavery, Lincoln and Religion – Lincoln finds comfort in God's purpose. The under God controversy
Christianity in Korea, to 1900 – indigenous inspiration helps its success
Religions and Freedom in Japan – Shintoism, Buddhism, Christianity and Tenrikyo