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Untold: America Explained, 81, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
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produced by Makematic, in Untold: America Explained, 81 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 3 mins
The Lincoln Douglas Debates of 1858 were some of the most controversial in US history. Having deepened the divide between North and South – they helped bring the nation to war.
produced by Makematic, in Untold: America Explained, 81 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 3 mins
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Untold: America Explained, 87, The Invisible Plight of Poor Southern Whites
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produced by Makematic, in Untold: America Explained, 87 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
For many poor White families in the Antebellum South, slavery did not pay – so why did the ruling elite erase their narrative from the history books?
produced by Makematic, in Untold: America Explained, 87 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
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Untold: Hidden Figures, 33, Elizabeth Keckley: From Slavery to the White House
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She was enslaved at birth – but became the first lady’s favorite dressmaker and the author of a sensational memoir that shocked the nation. So who was Elizabeth Keckley?
produced by Makematic, in Untold: Hidden Figures, 33 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
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Untold: Hidden Figures, 37, Josefa Segovia: The Only Mexican-American Woman Hanged in California
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Was Josefa Segovia – the first and only woman hanged in the state of California – killed for her actions or her race? And what can we learn from her tragic story?
produced by Makematic, in Untold: Hidden Figures, 37 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
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Untold: Wild Wild West, 3, The Donner Party’s Deadly Detour
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Taking a shortcut in the unexplored American West was always a gamble – but for the Reed and Donner families it proved catastrophic.
produced by Makematic, in Untold: Wild Wild West, 3 (Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2022), 2 mins
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Crash Course US History, 19th Century Reforms
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 14 mins
In which John Green teaches you about various reform movements in the 19th century United States. From Utopian societies to the Second Great Awakening to the Abolition movement, American society was undergoing great changes in the first half of the 19th century. Attempts at idealized societies popped up (and unive...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 14 mins
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Crash Course US History, Age of Jackson
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 15 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the presidency of Andrew Jackson So how did a president with astoundingly bad fiscal policies end up on the $20 bill? That's a question we can't answer, but we can tell you how Jackson got to be president, and how he changed the country when he got the job. Jackson's election...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 15 mins
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Crash Course US History, The Market Revolution
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 14 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the Market Revolution. In the first half of the 19th century, the way people lived and worked in the United States changed drastically. At play was the classic (if anything in a 30 year old nation can be called classic) American struggle between the Jeffersonian ideal of indiv...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 14 mins
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Crash Course US History, War & Expansion
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 12 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the Mexican-American War in the late 1840s, and the expansion of the United States into the western end of North America. In this episode of Crash Course, US territory finally reaches from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean. After Oregon was secured from the UK and the so...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 12 mins
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Crash Course US History, Westward Expansion
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 12 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the Wild, Wild, West, which as it turns out, wasn't as wild as it seemed in the movies. When we think of the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century, we're conditioned to imagine the loner. The self-reliant, unattached cowpoke roaming the prairie in search o...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 12 mins
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