UCL Institute of the Americas


Thomas Cryer's LSE USAPP blog on the USA's 250 anniversary

6 December 2021

Image of a sheet of parchment and a quill; written on the parchment in Gothic font is the beginning of Article 1 of the constitution of the United States, starting with the phrase 'We the People'

As the United States prepares to celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2026, Thomas Cryer looks at issues of disconnectedness and disaggregation in how the organisation committee, America250, is planning the celebrations. Read the blog in full here.

Thomas Cryer
Thomas Cryer

Thomas Cryer is a first-year LAHP-funded PhD Candidate at UCL’s Institute of the Americas. Having received a BA(Hons) in History and an MPhil in US History at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he is now embarking on a project investigating race, memory, and nationhood in late twentieth-century America through the lens of the life, scholarship, and activism of the historian John Hope Franklin, under the supervision of Dr Nick Witham and Dr Daniel Matlin (King's College London)