Does anyone learn about the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s as a rule in History courses?

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Nogoodsorgods
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History- what happened in the past. Add anything else to that and you're only specifying a certain type of history - one of royalty, politics or war

You can't truthfully separate history from the cultural conditions. Plays, entertainments of all kinds, radio, TV, advertising, architectural styles. They inform and inspire mindsets and create history themselves.
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(Original post by Nogoodsorgods)
History- what happened in the past. Add anything else to that and you're only specifying a certain type of history - one of royalty, politics or war

You can't truthfully separate history from the cultural conditions. Plays, entertainments of all kinds, radio, TV, advertising, architectural styles. They inform and inspire mindsets and create history themselves.

We did Vietnam war in history which is in that time period and Falklands.
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Yeah, some syllabuses go up to the 90s like the Gulf War.
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We did Vietnam war in history which is in that time period and Falklands.
the vietnam war is my favourite history period to study ever.
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I studied History at university some time ago. That same History course now has a module studying the decade in which I was at university. I am now officially part of historical studies! :eek:
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My second-year A-level history course covered all aspects of UK history (social, economic, political, foreign policy) from 1951 all the way up to 2007 (I remembered some of it!), so yes, I guess you can do it in certain units, and the same seems to be true at certain Unis, so yeah

Of course we didn't truly dig into every single area because with the broader questions of an A-Level exam compared to a degree level dissertation, there just wasn't time, but I did do some extra reading into things like the music, literature, architecture etc. of the time and it can be fairly useful (wasn't really for me, but that was because of that year's exam)
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I studied Thatcher, the Miner's Strike and Poll Tax Riots, all very interesting stuff.
Definitely a nice period to cover as you have readily available news material in BBC archives, plus the generation before us lived through that.

I'd like to study post-war Germany as well, and Russian politics during the 80's and 90's
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We studied Britain up until the end of the Thatcher years, and studied USA throughout the 20th century.
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At AS the most recent time period we were allowed to study was the duration of the Cold War, so up to 1991. There was an aspect of morals we had to learn about alongside the politics, such as the establishment of the CND and the public's reaction to the nuclear arms race. It was so fun to learn
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