KC Johnson

Roundtable Cultural Seminars–Fall 2014

The United States and 20th Century International Conflicts

I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. My B.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) come from Harvard, my M.A. from the University of Chicago (1989). Before coming to Brooklyn College & the CUNY Graduate Center, I taught at Arizona State and Williams; I also have served as a visiting professor at Harvard (2005) and at Tel Aviv University (2007-8), as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.

Feel free to e-mail me or call me (207-329-8456) with any comments or questions; or follow me on twitter.

Below are links to the PowerPoints (and other material) for each session:

Session 1: The Imperialist Surge


Session 2: World War I

–BBC, World War I centennial

–PBS, The Great War

WWI documents


Session 3: World War II

World War 2.net

Yad Vashem

–BBC, World War II


PowerPoint4: The Cold War

Cold War International History Project

CNN: Cold War

–BBC, The Cold War


Session 5:: The Vietnam War

–Vassar College, Vietnam War project

–American Experience, Vietnam Online

–Vietnam War, digital history


Session 6: Post-Cold War Conflicts

–Frontline, Gulf War

–BBC, Balkans Wars


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