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The American Antiquarian Society – Orientation Film

The American Antiquarian Society – Orientation Film

[Scott Casper] A thoughtful nation needs to understand its past, how people actually lived. What they knew, what they read, what they thought. Without a place like the American Antiquarian Society that’s devoted to the collection, the preservation and the dissemination of exactly that, we would be far poorer. We would know far less of about our past. We’d be forced to rely on slogans and generalities, rather than being able to immerse ourselves in the stuff of that past….

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The Failure of American Hegemony: Why Nationalism Trumps Liberalism Every Time | John Mearsheimer

The Failure of American Hegemony: Why Nationalism Trumps Liberalism Every Time | John Mearsheimer

Today’s episode of Hidden Forces is made possible by listeners like you. For more information about this week’s episode, or for easy access to related programming, visit our website at hiddenforces.io and subscribe to our free email list. If you listen to the show on your Apple podcast app, remember you can give us a review. Each review helps more people find the show and join our amazing community. And with that, please enjoy this week’s episode. What’s up everybody?…

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Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 24; Court & County in the First British Empire

Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 24; Court & County in the First British Empire

Anthony Comegna: We’re inclined to look at 18th century America and see the grand legacy of freedoms won. The colonists, after all, governed themselves and they had little need for imperial management from Great Britain. Colonists all over disparaged the idea of monarchy and Tom Paine smashed it to pieces. The world’s most powerful state lost its most vigorous appendages after the revolution of ’76 and the settlers there expanded all sorts of civil rights to new cohorts over time….

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Anglo-Saxon Society | GCSE History Revision | Anglo-Saxon & Norman England

Anglo-Saxon Society | GCSE History Revision | Anglo-Saxon & Norman England

The Anglo-Saxons: let’s lay the basics down. First of all, who were they? The Anglo-Saxons were the people who settled in England after the Romans left. They came from parts of what is now Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. There were roughly 2 million Anglo-Saxons, which despite being an incredibly large number, is actually very tiny for a population – if you consider that the current population of England is around 55 million. One explanation for this low population could…

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How does criticism affect popular culture?

How does criticism affect popular culture?

Popularity is a great question; it’s just an intriguing question. I think especially now in the kind of consumer capitalist culture where taste and sometimes quality is being measured in dollars and in numbers and in ratings and box office and all of that. And sometimes popularity is just taken to be sufficient kind of judgment. It’s like well everybody liked that and that movie made a ton of money. Everybody loved that movie. And sometimes those movies that everybody…

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TRILL: Cultural Index

TRILL: Cultural Index

We are all a sum of memories and experience shaping who we are. Sure genetics play a part and if you’re so inclined, perhaps something greater, but we are each a product of our own lives. So what happens when you cram another 7 or 8 lifetimes worth into your mind form entirely different set of people? That’s where you get the Trill. Hello I’m Ric and today the index is looking into the Star Trek race with a unique…

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Black, red, gold: The origin of the German flag

Black, red, gold: The origin of the German flag

So just as I was wondering what video I should make next, one of you wonderful people came up with an interesting question: What is the origin of the German flag? It’s actually not all that old, because for a very long time there was no such thing as a single German nation state: instead, there was a loose confederation of independent states that together made up the Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire did use a banner that…

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Creating Our Future Campaign, Minnesota Historical Society

Creating Our Future Campaign, Minnesota Historical Society

(piano music) [Annette Atkins] History has the power to change our lives by giving people the tools to wonder, to imagine, and to remember times before they were alive. (piano music) [Ford Bell] The Minnesota Historical Society preserves all kinds of history of our state. I made a gift to support digitization of the collections here so they are accessible for research, for families, or for individuals who want to learn more. The newspapers that are being preserved, they cover…

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The Immigration History of the United States of America

The Immigration History of the United States of America

Immigration. It’s been the defining characteristic of America since before our country even began, so it’s important to remind ourselves of our rich history…of where we all came from to create this one-of-a-kind melting pot of people that is the United States in the 21st century. The first successful colony in America was established in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia by English settlers. But, these first europeans arrived in a land that was already home to other people. To indigenous, Native…

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