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  • Minorities in America Series: African-Americans: Post-Slavery Era

    Minorities in America Series: African-Americans: Post-Slavery Era

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 01:24:00

    Post-Civil War Era. Reconstruction. What to do with freed slaves who are 97% illiterate? Mixture of Northern motives: revenge, political, economic, and moral. Alliance between ex-slaves and poor whites after given land. Compromise of 1877 ends Reconstruction and Union troops withdraw, coloring ... [ more ]

  • Minorities in America Series: African-Americans: Civil Rights Period

    Minorities in America Series: African-Americans: Civil Rights Period

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 00:26:00

    Birth of Modern Civil Rights Movement. NAACP changes society through law, but is not relevant to everyday black people's needs. Decade of the 50s: 1954 Supreme Court ruling overturns “separate but equal” education law of Brown versus Topeka Board of Education. This is fiercely resisted by the Sou ... [ more ]

  • Minorities in America Series: Women in America:  Colonial Period Through the Civl War

    Minorities in America Series: Women in America: Colonial Period Through the Civl War

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 01:20:00

    Women Before Europeans Arrived. Women have high status in matriarchal native American society. From gathering they invent agriculture, dominate farming while men hunt. Religion is animism, worship of nature, adding to women's stature as bearer of children. (5.52.00) = Native American Women. The ... [ more ]

  • Minorities in America Series: Women in America:  Early Industrial Era Through Women's Suffrage

    Minorities in America Series: Women in America: Early Industrial Era Through Women's Suffrage

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 00:56:00

    Expanded role of women. End of the Civil War sets the stage for 19th century industrialization. Need for factory labor force. New immigrants from east and south Europe include low skilled Catholics and Jews. In Italian families women kept at home but may do piece work at home. Jewish women go ou ... [ more ]

  • Minorities in America Series: Women in America:  Women's Rights in the Modern Era

    Minorities in America Series: Women in America: Women's Rights in the Modern Era

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 00:51:00

    The early 20th century. The Flapper originated before the 1920s. She is a working girl who wants to have fun at night after work. Gibson Girl is a tall, educated professional, personified by Katherine Hepburn. Women in Mexican families who have immigrated to the southwest U.S., and traditional ... [ more ]

  • Revolutions Series: French Revolution

    Revolutions Series: French Revolution

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 01:30:00

    Prelude to Revolution. Absolute divine right monarchy rules France. The lavish spending of King Louis XIV in early 1700s. The crisis of France's large debt incurred helping the American Revolution against England. The class system. Taxing the have-nots. Life on the edge for the peasants and ... [ more ]

  • Revolutions Series: Industrial Revolution

    Revolutions Series: Industrial Revolution

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 00:45:00

    Origins. Modern Industrial Age starts in England. The change from manual labor to machines is a major revolution. The 50 year period of 1780-1830 begins the drastic transformation from the middle ages to the modern city. The aftereffects of the 14th century plague. Why the landowners turn to i ... [ more ]

  • Revolutions Series: Chinese Revolution

    Revolutions Series: Chinese Revolution

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 00:45:00

    Ancient China. Past glory. Until the 1500s, China is perhaps the most powerful country in the world, reaching back 7,000 years. Sees itself as “the Middle Kingdom” - heaven, China, and everyone else, an attitude of superiority with the rest of the world. The class system in traditional China, ex ... [ more ]

  • Regions of the U.S. Series: Northeast

    Regions of the U.S. Series: Northeast

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 00:58:00

    Pre-Industrial Era. Native Americans. Climate and lay of the land determine life style of agriculture, hunting, and fur trapping. The Iroquois Nation is a confederation of tribes governed by the concept of separation of powers with checks and balances. (2.3706) = The Puritans are the first Eu ... [ more ]

  • Regions of the U.S. Series: South

    Regions of the U.S. Series: South

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 00:58:00

    Early Settlers. The region is settled by the Indians 1,000 years before European settlers arrive. The climate and terrain are greatly different from the Northeast. Indian tribes are of a range of natures, and generally are thriving. (1.28.008) = The Europeans arrive in 1607, settle Virginia, ... [ more ]

  • Regions of the U.S. Series: Midwest

    Regions of the U.S. Series: Midwest

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 02:30:00

    Early History Through the 18th Century. Plains Indians. Their ability to adapt to the climate and lay of the land in the midsection of the U.S. The buffalo is the center of their life. The white settlers see the area as the American desert where nothing can grow. They push the Indians into this ... [ more ]

  • Countries of Europe Series: England

    Countries of Europe Series: England

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 02:10:00

    Formative Periods. Tribal England. Life of bare existence. Roman invasion. Brutal treatment of the native population. They make a desert and call it peace. The Roman Empire declines. Series of conquests of England by the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. William the Conqueror wins the Battle of Has ... [ more ]

  • Countries of Europe Series: Ireland

    Countries of Europe Series: Ireland

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 00:50:00

    Early History. Irish sense of tragedy. Irish stereotypes of good natured Irish cops, etc., blinds us to the harsher reality. (2.09.00) = Catholicism has a major role. St. Patrick in 1640 AD brings a controlling form of Catholicism to Ireland. The Vikings invade in the 8th & 9th centuries A.D. ... [ more ]

  • Countries of Europe Series: France

    Countries of Europe Series: France

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 03:15:00

    The Ancient World. Ancient Gaul. The various tribes of ancient Gaul and its conquest by Rome, becoming one of Rome's provinces. Rome declines and falls in 426 AD. (3.33.00) = Middle Ages: Feudalism based on pyramidal structure of political, economic, and military obligation, with the king a ... [ more ]

  • Countries of Europe Series: Germany

    Countries of Europe Series: Germany

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 02:40:00

    Becoming Germany. Marauding Germanic tribes, in constant warfare, penetrating and then conquering the Roman Empire in 476 AD as it weakens and collapses. The Middle Ages, 1,000 year period of feudalism, a pyramidal structure of loyalty, with the king on the top. Stagnation of population and lif ... [ more ]

  • Countries of Europe Series: Russia

    Countries of Europe Series: Russia

    Genre: Lectures,History
    Author: Eugene Lieber
    Duration: 03:12:00

    Czarist Russia. Scope of Russia. Its massive size, population, varied past, social and economic changes. European Russia and Asian Russia. Early history. Its various rulers, its wars against the Mongols. Russia becomes a Christian country with the Eastern Orthodox religion. The Czars are rem ... [ more ]

  • Ink Spots: Collected Writings on Story Structure, FIlmmaking, and Craftsmanship

    Ink Spots: Collected Writings on Story Structure, FIlmmaking, and Craftsmanship

    Genre: Literature,Lectures,Arts
    Author: Brian McDonald
    Duration: 03:55:20

    Ink Spots is a collection of brief but powerful essays on writing, story structure and filmmaking by award winning writer/director/producer Brian McDonald. With inspiring wit and wisdom he will not only teach you how to be a better writer, but a more observant person and a better student in any fiel ... [ more ]

  • All the World Believes a Lie

    All the World Believes a Lie

    Genre: Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Joseph Murphy
    Duration: 00:59:32

    All The World Believes A Lie is an inspiring vintage lecture by Joseph Murphy. Murphy's lectures, books, and radio programs inspired a generation of motivational and inspirational writers. In this lecture he addresses what happens when historians and the written word collide. ... [ more ]

  • Games (Italian edition)

    Games (Italian edition)

    Genre: Selfhelp,Philosophy,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Lectures,Science
    Author: L. Ron Hubbard
    Duration: 00:35:00

    Games What is a game? A game is an activity engaged upon by one or more individuals in order to maintain his interest in communication in life. - L. Ron Hubbard What is life? Such was the central question Ron posed when setting out to unravel the riddle of human existence. After ... [ more ]

  • Help (Italian edition)

    Help (Italian edition)

    Genre: Selfhelp,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Lectures,Science
    Author: L. Ron Hubbard
    Duration: 00:56:00

    Help The reason life is life and people are together and grass grows and trees grow and apparently the rain falls and everything else, is because it helps somebody. - L. Ron Hubbard Help pervades every part of life. Yet few people realize the degree to which it determines their su ... [ more ]