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OPIUM: BBC Documentary Series, A Complete History

11 Nov

“The great Opium War of 1840 and the resulting transfer of Hong Kong Island to Britain. How Jardine and Matheson profited from the illegal trade of opium and convinced England to launch an assault on China. Tea and opium are intrinsically linked and one sixth of Britain’s economy was due to trade in opium, an illegal substance.”

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Asian Britain: A Photographic History – in pictures

9 Nov

http://www.theguardian.com/society/gallery/2013/nov/06/asian-britain-photographic-history-immigration

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History Channel Mankind The Story of All of Us Episode 1/12 Inventors

21 Sep

“Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of history, now adopted by universities across the globe. ‘Big history’ focuses on the forces of nature to show how mankind’s path is guided by events that stretch back, not hundreds, but thousands, even millions of years. How the power of science, from geology and astronomy, to physics and biology, combined to shape our shared human journey. Revealing astounding global connections, and an astonishing interconnected story. This is history without limits. Free from boundaries and politics. Our story, like it’s never been told before. Written by History Channel “

10 Great Sites for Bored History Nerds – Flavorwire

30 Aug

If you’re crazy about history like I am, take a look at the site  http://flavorwire.com/412297/10-great-sites-for-bored-history-nerds

The big history project now available!

20 Aug

THE BIG HISTORY PROJECTGreat reference for educators world wide, free of charge! Check out @BigHistoryPro’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/BigHistoryPro/status/369631370240225280

The big history project now available!

20 Aug

Great reference for educators world wide, free of charge! Check out @BigHistoryPro’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/BigHistoryPro/status/369631370240225280

Archaeology |Bow and arrow forever changed ancient cultures | The Columbus Dispatch

12 Aug

” A new theory argues that this innovation resulted in more than just a pic technological revolution. It also had profound social consequences wherever the bowl with adopted” #historyandresearch

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science/2013/08/04/1-bow-and-arrow-forever-changed-ancient-cultures.html

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