Through thoughtful narrative, supported by fully documented quotes, this title begins with A Brief History of Rome¿s Fall and then examines these questions: Did the Barbarian Invasions Cause Rome¿s Fall? Did Internal Disunities Fatally Weaken Rome? Did Economic and Military Factors Destroy Rome ? Which Aspects of Rome Survived to Become Its Legacy?
28 minutes.The Great Depression following the stock market crash in 1929, alarmed investors and signaled hard times spreading beyond the farms. The causes and affects on Americans, and the crisis on Hoover's administration are analyzed.
"The Great Depression." , directed by Julia Dyer. , produced by Julia Dyer, and Dallas TeleLearning. , Dallas County Community College District, 2005.
"The Great Famine and the Black Death." , directed by Peter Harvey, and Wayne Derrick. , BBC Worldwide, 2010. Alexander Street,Groundbreaking series in which Michael Wood tells the story of one place throughout the whole of English history. The village is Kibworth in Leicestershire in the heart of England - a place that lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution and was even bombed in World War Two. Wood's fascinating tale reaches the catastrophic 14th century. Kibworth goes through the worst famine in European history, and then, as revealed in the astonishing village archive in Merton College Oxford, two thirds of the people die in the Black Death. Helped by today's villagers - field walking and reading the historical texts - and by the local schoolchildren digging archaeological test pits, Wood follows stories of individual lives through these times, out of which the English idea of community and the English character begin to emerge.
After the agreement that gave Algeria its independence France still controlled Algerian oil. Algerians used their revolutionary spirit to claim control of their oil industry from France in a unilateral decision made apart from OPEC. 5 minute segment