Here we will examine a wide range of historical subjects and periods. We' do so not only to better understand the past, but also to gain a better understanding of ourselves and our problems today. There is both a science and an art to the study of history and politics. We want to learn the lessons of the past, but we also know that every new revolution breaks the mold of those that came before it.
This one-hour documentary profiles six of the major Native American tribes that were defeated and subdued as part of the settling of the United States. With reenactments, clarifying maps, artwork, and landscape scenery, this program features the Iroquois, a confederacy comprised of several Indian tribes: the Seminoles in Florida, who welcomed escaped slaves and fought three major wars with the United States before meeting their ultimate defeat; the Shawnee, fierce Ohio Algonquians who allied with the French against the British; the Navajo, a farming people who today are the largest remaining Native American tribe; the Cheyenne, a nomadic Plains Indian tribe that depended on the American bison for sustenance; and the Lakota Sioux.
A Documentary in Four PartsAccess Here
Crash Courses in World History
42 12-minute courses on everything from hunting and gathering to world wars and globalization. Piece what you need for your study groups.Access Here
Recent History: China After Deng Xiao-ping
A BBC 90-minute documentary, 'China's Capitalist Revolution,' in nine 10-minute segments.Access Here
The Mexican-American War: The Most Unjust of All
Documentary and Docudrama by the History Channel in six parts, about one hour in all. Good for starting a more in-depth study.Access Here
History of the Cuban Revolution. 'Fidel Castro - The Untold Story' , a 90-minute video documentary, tells the intertwined story of the Cuban Revolution and the story of Fidel. Muhammad Ali, Angela Davis and many others are interviewed. ACCESS HERE