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Banned Books: The Invisible Man

Banned Books: The Invisible Man

WSSU Banned Books Event September 30, 2015 Unlock your mind, read banned books. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is another surprise classic on the banned books list. The book won the National Book Award for fiction in 1953 because it expertly dealt with issues of black nationalism Marxism and identity in the 20th century. However, it dealt with these issues a little too well for some high schools. As a result the book was banned from high school reading lists…

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Penn Jillette on Atheism and Islamaphobia | Best of ’16

Penn Jillette on Atheism and Islamaphobia | Best of ’16

About three years ago I came in to Big Think and I talked very strongly and very passionately about atheism, how I did not believe in God. And over the past three years I opened my heart to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit filled me. And all of a sudden I realized that everlasting life is possible by following in the ways of Jesus Christ our Lord. I have since then dedicated my life to…

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Despair Everywhere I THE GREAT WAR Week 159

Despair Everywhere I THE GREAT WAR Week 159

For three years the war has raged, still with no end in sight, and as it has rolled on and the death toll climbed ever higher, and as the offensives have grown larger and bloodier, like none ever seen before on earth, something else has grown and grown – despair. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week a huge British and French offensive, what would be known as the Battle of Passchendaele or the Third Battle of…

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Nationalism in India| Class 10| CBSE| Eyebot studies

Nationalism in India| Class 10| CBSE| Eyebot studies

Vietnam A socialist Republic nation of today has emerged only since the second half of the 20th century after great hardship and much bloodshed It all began in 1858 when the French troops landed in Vietnam to colonize the nation Colonialism is sense of building and maintaining of colonies in one territory by the people from another territory and Exploiting it economically their belief with was a backward country And it was the responsibility of the French to modernize it…

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50 Insane World War 1 Facts That Will Shock You!

50 Insane World War 1 Facts That Will Shock You!

World War One officially started on July 28th, 1914, and ended on November 11th, 1918. The number of casualties differs, depending on what source you read, and finding exact numbers is, of course, impossible. It’s generally thought this devastating war involving multiple nations ended with about 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded. 10 million of those deaths were civilian deaths, and 9.7 million of them were military personnel. It’s said The Entente Powers (also called the Allies) lost around…

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How Economic Prosperity Can Lead to Social Justice

How Economic Prosperity Can Lead to Social Justice

Hey guys! Welcome back to another video! Even though that doesn’t really make any sense because this is the first time I’m intentionally recording my voice. This is actually a video project for school. Because see what happened is that I made the unfortunate and arguably foolish decision of taking AP United States History this year. Our final for the class is this here video; its purpose is to cover a certain aspect of history we didn’t learn about—or at…

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Yuri Slezkine – Conversations with History

Yuri Slezkine – Conversations with History

(electronic music) – Welcome to a Conversation with History. I’m Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Yuri Slezkine, who is professor of history at UC Berkeley, and director of its Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. His most recent book is The Jewish Century. Yuri, welcome to our program. – Thank you. – Where were you born and raised? – Moscow, Russia. – And looking back, how do you think your parents…

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The Treaty of Versailles a Hundred Years Later

The Treaty of Versailles a Hundred Years Later

The common view of the Treaty and indeed the common view of the Peace Conference which settled of course not just the peace with Germany but with other defeated nations, is that it was pretty much a disaster and led directly to a second world war twenty years later. That view was really I think the foundations for that view were really laid by John Maynard Keynes in the summer of 1919. A young and of course still young and…

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World War II, A War for Resources: Crash Course World History #220

World War II, A War for Resources: Crash Course World History #220

Hi, I’m John Green and this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to talk about World War II. But we’re not going to look at it as a battle between good and evil, but instead as a war for resources, particularly a war for food. Wait, Mr. Green, Mr. Green, what about like Rosie the Riveter and Pearl Harbor and Nazis and Hitler? Yeah, Me From the Past, I mean if the question is was Hitler evil?…

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The French Counter Attack At Matz I THE GREAT WAR Week 203

The French Counter Attack At Matz I THE GREAT WAR Week 203

I start every episode with a hook, right? Something that hasn’t happened before in the war, or some really big news or event. Well, this week, it’s definitely something that hasn’t happened so far during the war – this week two of the Central Powers fight each other in the field. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week, the weeks long war between the Ottomans and the Armenians came to an official end in the Caucasus, but…

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