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The British Empire after World War II - The Commonwealth 5/5
This part of the History channel documentary refers to the 1990's, when Britatin hands in Hong Kong to China. The two world wars had weakened the Empire and in only 20 years the Empire gave the territories back to its people. The positive legacies of the Empire are named. The negative legacy is exemplified with the situation between India and Pakistan. Also in Rhodesia the attack to white farms has affected the population supply of food. The legacy is also seen in England and its diversity which
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Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.

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Tension Between the Colonists and British
This short cartoon uses humor to address the different issues which caused tension between the colonists and British and lead to the Revolutionary War.  Both sides are covered. The 1765 Stamp Act,Townsend Act, French and Indian War are all briefly mentioned. Runtime 01:24.
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Gilded Age: The Tweed Ring and Machine Politics
This video is accompanied by text. "The late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries in America are often referred to as the “Gilded Age.” The origin of this name is usually attributed to Mark Twain who co-authored a novel entitled The Gilded Age. The term is metaphoric on several levels. It can be taken to reference an obsession with appearances. Unlike “golden,” which has positive associations of beauty and value, the word “gilded” carries connotations of cheap commercializat
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British Empire during Victorian Era - slide show
A slide show with background music. It shows images of queen Victoria and maps of the places that became part of the British Empire during the Victorian era. There are events listed and the dates when the occupations took place.(Amateur video)

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British news reel of Himmler suicide
Actual footage of Hitler's residence including stolen treasures.
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Barbara Dianne Savage, YOUR SPIRITS WALK BESIDE US: The Politics of Black Religion
"'Your Spirits Walk Beside Us' marks the beginning of a new history of African American religion, not as a sacred narrative, but as the exciting story of a powerful but ambivalent Christian legacy in African American life." -Robert A. Orsi, author of "Thank You, Saint Jude: Womens Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes" For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674031777
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British Directors at the 54th BFI London Film Festival - Part 2
In the lead up to the 54th BFI London Film Festival, we speak to another group of British filmmakers whose work has been included in the festival programme. Clio Barnard, director of The Arbor, explains how she decided to explore the life of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar through a combination of archive footage, a performance of Dunbar's play of the same name, and interviews from the writer's family. Jamie Thraves, who wrote and directed Treacle Jr, talks about his third feature, which inclu
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Michigan Conference of Political Scientists: Law & Politics
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The British Museum: Ancient India
A site mainly geared to upper grades or middle school but very useful for early undergraduate classes, too. Provides excellent overview of Chinese culture with lots of visuals and interactive lessons.
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British Museum: Ancient China
A site mainly geared to upper grades or middle school but very useful for early undergraduate classes, too. Provides excellent overview of Chinese culture with lots of visuals and interactive lessons.
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The British Museum: Mesopotamia
A site mainly geared to upper grades or middle school but very useful for early undergraduate classes, too. Provides excellent overview of Mesopotamian cultures with lots of visuals and interactive lessons.
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4.2 Political polarization and the fall of the monarchy
This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
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3.4 Monarchy and the Revolution – the flight to Varennes, 1791
This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
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2.1 The bankrupt monarchy
This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
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Colonists Protest British Policies
From the 1760's onward, colonial anger grows as the British pass a series of taxes and laws. With each one, the two groups move closer to war. This is a quick, two minute, overview of the causes of the Revolutionary War. A timeline of events would be oif value.
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Alumni Professional Networking: Politics & Government
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/alumni/careers Over 100 alumni attended the fourth in our series of professional networking events. The panel discussion was very lively with lots of excellent questions from the audience. Each of the panel members discussed their varied career paths, the highs and lows of their present role and the most useful stepping stone for them. Previous professional networking event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDTPYTvbiAA
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Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies
The website of the Institute of Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS), an international research body which since 1973 has promoted the study of the origins and developments of metallurgy within its cultural and historical context from the earliest period to recent times. The website sketches the background to previous research in ancient metallurgy and provides a useful chronicle of IAMS-sponsored projects in major metal producing areas of the ancient world, including the Sinai, the Negev (parti
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Climate change : carbon literacy briefing
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) website has provided a free online copy of the first edition of the RIBA carbon literacy briefing document, together with the carbon literacy executive summary. These documents have been published by the RIBA to encourage architects to engage with the issue of climate change by building low carbon new buildings, or to consider low carbon refurbishment of existing buildings. The eight-page summary and 16-page briefing documents (available as PDF f
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Exilpresse digital : Deutsche Exilzeitschriften 1933-1945
Exilpresse digital: Deutsche Exilzeitschriften 1933-1945 is an online project published by the German National Library and based on collections of the Exiled Germans Archive, 1933-1945 at the German Library in Frankfurt am Main and related collections of exile literature in Leipzig. These collections contain a total of about 30,000 individual publications and volumes and some 900 periodical titles; a portion of this total was digitized between 1998 and 2003. Around thirty periodicals from the
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