Justice: A History and Overview
. Nearly a thousand students pack Harvard's historic Sanders Theatre to hear Michael Sandel, "perhaps the most prominent college professor in America," (Washington Post) talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. 18 lectures in eleven hours, but topics can be view a stand alones, too. Access Here
Slavery by Another Name.
The powerful PBS documentary, 90 minutes long, covers the oppression of African-Americans from the Civil War to WW2, the story of Reconstruction and its Defeat, Jim Crow and Lynch Law. Using modern actors, the lines spoken are from the text of words written and spoken at the time. Unforgettable. Access Here
China in Revolution.
A one hour, 50 minute film, with much original news footage, of the the Chinese Revolution from the fall of the Emporer to the Communists taking power. Good to start discussion. Access Here
Gore Vidal's 'Lincoln.'
Gore Vidal's Lincoln (1988) Runtime 3 hr. 09 min. The progress of the Civil War is seen through Lincoln’s eyes (Sam Waterson), a very human figure as he contends with Generals who won’t fight and politicians who scheme to usurp him. His wife (Mary Tyler Moore) is driven to the edge of madness by the death of her son and her deteriorating mental health causes him great pain. But after a war more ferocious and bloody than anyone has imagines possible, Lincoln lives just long enough to see his vision realizes before his life is cut tragically by an assassins bullet. Ruby Dee also appears. Access Here
Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler'
Infamous for his crimes against humanity, Hitler's rise to power was unexpected and devastating. But how could a political party so intolerant gain so much power under one man? Using remarkable and historical newly colourised and impactful footage, Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler is a two-part documentary, 90 minutes total, which takes a remarkable look into the Nazis' ascent, exploring Hitler's path from mediocre student and failed artist to totalitarian dictator. Access Here
History Is A Weapon
This web resource contain hundreds of little-known speeches, articles, book and maps from colonial times in the New World to the present. It is especially rich in Native American and Angela Davis materials . One fascinating manual is an instruction manual in secret work by the south African revolutionaries. Access Here
Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World
This is a superb analysis of the too-often ignored class aspect of the nations that dominated the Ancient World. G.E.M. De Ste Croix's compassion for the downtrodden and the oppressed make themselves evident to the reader almost immediately. You are missing out on an awful lot if you willfully ignore one of the great historical masterpieces of the ancient world; particularly of the ancient Greeks. This book is highly-fascinating and revealing and is bound to even make the most serious students of ancient history pause for a second to consider some of the powerful arguments and findings that are made throughout this brilliant study. Who says history must be boring? Thanks to truly great, unconventional minds like Ste Croix, it does not have to be: This is not a story of rulers and Kings; emperors and armies, but of people and of humanity. --Bob Berkowitz. Access Here