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Professor of modern history Bruce's main expertise is the history of how British military and naval power contributed to the expansion of the empire during 1780-1902. He covers American political and social history since the 1960s and has published on the coming of the civil war in America, as well as America's 'slave south'.


  • British military and naval power 1780-1902
  • British empire in India, 1780s to the Mutiny-Rebellion of 1857-59
  • Britain and the Napoleonic wars
  • The Peninsular War, 1808-14
  • Wars in South Africa
  • Origins of the American civil war
  • Slavery in America
  • America since the 1960s - race, crime, ethnic change
  • Current American politics

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Professor Bruce Collins

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