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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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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 “

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Faith and Fate

14 Sep

“Perhaps no other century in human existence experienced the terrible and remarkable contrasts of the 20th Century. The century was heroic and tragic, progressive and reactionary, forward-looking, and frighteningly regressive – a century of contradiction, confusion, and massive change. Faith and Fate focuses on how all these events and occurrences impacted on one specific group of people – a people whose survival has defied the ravages and challenges not only of this century, but of the over 40 centuries that have led up to it. Rabbi Berel Wein will take you on a remarkable journey into Jewish history. Faith and Fate powerfully and emotionally tells the story of how the events of the century impacted on the Jews – and the impact the Jews had on the century.”

 

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

Business Insider

19 Aug

CIA admits involvement in Iranian to coup.  Well that didn’t take long. However it was an open secret. http://www.businessinsider.com/cia-admits-1953-iran-coup-role-2013-8

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