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Uncivilised
...exciting tale of high peril, inland exploration and forbidden romance in UNCIVILISED. Filmed on location in 1937, it tells the story of high society author...
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Nuclear Savage
...chapters in modern American history: how Marshall islanders, considered an uncivilized culture, were deliberately used as human guinea pigs to study the effects...
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Odysseus--The Trickster Hero
Episode 2 of Heroes and Legends
Go back to the beginning of world literature to explore what made Homer's traveling hero such a powerful figure. Odysseus's story set the model for countless road narratives, but his character, which is surprisingly sly and resourceful, is unique. Here,…
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Aztec Origins - Arrival and Rise of the Mexica
Episode 33 of Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed
How did a vagabond group of wanderers become the most powerful civilization in North America? Survey the history of the Aztecs, looking behind their idealized self-image to discover their likely beginnings and the secret of their political, economic, and military…
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Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard
Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard presents the aftermath of the first atomic bomb through the remarkable drawings and untold stories of surviving Japanese school children who were part of an extraordinary exchange with their American counterparts. In 1995, a parishioner…
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The Final Conflict
Episode 13 of Redwall
Cluny seizes the family of a dormouse and threatens to kill them unless their father, Plumpen, betrays Redwall and opens the gates to his army.
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In the Footsteps of Taytacha
In the Footsteps of Taytacha follows a group of Quechua-speaking musicians and dancers as they leave their remote villages high in the Andes Mountains of Peru and join thousands of other highlanders on the annual religious pilgrimage to the sacred…
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The Boston Tea Party
Part of the Series: Liberty's Kids
PBS
At the direction of Benjamin Franklin, Moses, James and Henri travel to Boston in search of Sarah, who has arrived from England on a tea-laden ship. When they get to the Harbor, they happen upon the disguised colonists and discover…
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Midnight Ride
Part of the Series: Liberty's Kids
PBS
Sarah and James travel to Boston to deliver a message to Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren and end up riding with the famous messengers so that they can write about it for the paper.
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Liberty for All?
Part of the Series: Freedom: A History of US
PBS
While America was founded as a free land in which people could live out their own destinies, it came at a terrible cost to Native Americans. The Pilgrims laid the groundwork for religious freedom, while the Puritan-led Salem Witch Trials…
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The Thick Dark Fog - Reclaiming Native American Identity
Walter Littlemoon is a 69-year-old Lakota man born and raised in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. At the age of five, he was removed from his family to attend a Federal government boarding school where his culture, language and spirituality were…
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Mississippi: Is This America? - 1963-1964
Episode 5 of Eyes on the Prize
PBS
Mississippi's grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three activists are murdered. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic…
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The Holocaust and the Nazi Racial Empire
Episode 12 of A History of Eastern Europe
The sheer number of casualties in the Holocaust defies the imagination. In this lecture, Professor Liulevicius guides you through this troubling history. You'll learn about German goals and actions, Nazi collaborators who helped produce the Holocaust, and resistance from within…
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The Great Crime of Empires: Poland Divided
Episode 4 of A History of Eastern Europe
The combined nation of Poland and Lithuania was a powerful force in the 18th century--and its dissolution is one of the great crimes of the modern era. Civil strife provided the pretext for neighboring empires to swoop in and annex…
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Arab Invasion of Andalusia - 711
Episode 6 of Turning Points in Middle Eastern History
Study the events surrounding the incursion of Berber-Arab armies into the Iberian peninsula in 711, leading to Muslim domination of the region that would last 800 years. Witness the fateful Battle of Guadalete and the Arabs' advance north, and consider…
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Herakles and the Greek Hero
Episode 4 of Great Mythologies of the World
Investigate the mythological roots and legacies of the powerful--but flawed--Greek hero, Herakles. Explore common threads that run through some of his twelve labors, including the slaying of the Hydra and the cleaning of the Augean stables. Also, ponder Herakles's role…
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The Sack of Rome, 410 A.D.
Episode 3 of Books that Matter: The City of God
While Roman elites viewed the sack of Rome as a turning point that changed the world forever, the event itself lasted only three days and served more as a catalyst for change than a cataclysm in its own right. In…
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197 B.C. Cynoscephalae—Legion vs. Phalanx
Episode 5 of The Decisive Battles of World History
In 197 B.C., two rival military systems clashed. Learn about the forces of Philip V of Macedon, with their phalanx system; the legacy of Alexander; and the up-and-coming Romans with their "manipular" army based in flexible subunits of soldiers. Assess…
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Empire and Oil - Oil in the Middle East
Episode 9 of Shocking and Awful
Modern empires run on oil, and controlling this resource is key to the domination and destruction of potential rivals. This program examines the history of the Middle East and the desire of the United States to control its petroleum resources,…
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Sister Republics? France and America
Episode 34 of Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Review the relationship between France and the United States. Coming off the heels of the American Revolution, the two nations had a cozy relationship in 1789, but the friendship soured over the next decade. By 1798, they were nearly at…
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