Revolutions Series: (7 lectures)
Date: June 2006
Duration: 0 hours 45 minutes
Revolutions Series American Revolution: Selected theme: The turning point in relations between colonies and the mother country leading to the American Revolution. French Revolution: Selected theme: Why the Enlightenment is not suppressed, its role in the French Revolution, and implications for our time. Industrial Revolution: Sample theme: How children are exploited as workers in mines and factories during the industrial revolution era. Chinese Revolution, Part 1: Sample theme: Premises of ancient China are the basis of both its strength over 7,000 years and its later weakness. Chinese Revolution, Part 2: Sample theme: Why Mao's Cultural Revolution & Great Leap Forward have the opposite outcome from that intended. Russian Revolution, Part 1: Sample theme: Why Lenin views Russia as the least likely country for a communist revolution. Russian Revolution, Part 2: Sample theme: Why Gorbachev's role is more significant than Reagan's in ending the Cold War.