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City of The Century: Chicago, Part 3/3
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City of The Century: Chicago, Part 3/3

American Experience documentary presented by PBS in 2003. City of the Century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. It’s the story of the wealthy and the indigent, the heralded and the forgotten, the shop assistants and […]
City of The Century: Chicago, Part 2/3
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City of The Century: Chicago, Part 2/3

American Experience documentary presented by PBS in 2003. City of the Century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. It’s the story of the wealthy and the indigent, the heralded and the forgotten, the shop assistants and […]
City of The Century: Chicago, Part 1/3
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City of The Century: Chicago, Part 1/3

American Experience documentary presented by PBS in 2003. City of the Century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. It’s the story of the wealthy and the indigent, the heralded and the forgotten, the shop assistants and […]
The True Story of Mutiny on the Bounty (Documentary)
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The True Story of Mutiny on the Bounty (Documentary)

The mutiny on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty occurred in the South Pacific Ocean on 28 April 1789. Disaffected crewmen, led by Lieutenant Fletcher Christian, seized control of the ship from their captain, Lieutenant William Bligh, and set him and 18 loyalists adrift in the ship’s open launch. The mutineers variously settled on Tahiti or […]
The Russian Revolution 1917
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The Russian Revolution 1917

We explain all the major events of Russia’s TWO revolutions of 1917– the February Revolution that ended Tsarist rule in Russia, and the October Revolution, that brought the Bolsheviks to power. We explain the causes of Tsar Nicholas II’s growing unpopularity – the role of the mysterious Siberian mystic Rasputin, Russia’s disastrous involvement in World […]
History of Russia Part 5
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History of Russia Part 5

The History of Russia continues with the aftermath of the assassination of Alexander II in 1881. The reign of his son, Alexander III, saw a return to Russian autocracy, as revolutionaries were pursued by the Okhrana – the Tsarist secret police – and Jews were targeted in pogroms. Sergei Witte helped to modernise Russia’s economy, […]
History of Russia Part 4
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History of Russia Part 4

The History of Russia continues with the accession of Emperor Nicholas I in 1825, who survives the Decembrist Revolt to adopt a doctrine of ‘Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationality’. Russia is victorious against Persia (1828) and the Ottoman Empire (1829), and crushes the November Uprising in Poland (1830). In 1837 Russia’s greatest poet Alexander Pushkin is […]