The Man Who Swindled Göring | Han van Meegeren | The Master Art Forger

The Man Who Swindled Göring | Han van Meegeren | The Master Art Forger

In 1946, the second world war had just ended, a Dutch artist and art collector stood trial in Amsterdam. His charge? Collaboration, for selling cherished cultural heritage to the Nazis. He earned millions. His sales came to light after a Vermeer painting was found in Hermann Görings art collection, which was traced back to him, […]

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10 Common Slavery Myths

10 Common Slavery Myths

Hey, Cypher here. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the institution of slavery, especially here in the United states. These myths often serve pernicious political purposes that can be highly detrimental to a proper conception of history, so here are ten of those myths debunked in no particular order. Since they aren’t in a […]

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‎2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: World History #7

‎2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: World History #7

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about China, which these days is discussed almost constantly on television and in newspapers – wait, are they still a thing? So, we used to print information on thinly sliced trees and then you would pay someone to take […]

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Legal Eats: Food and the Culture of the U.S. Supreme Court

Legal Eats: Food and the Culture of the U.S. Supreme Court

Well, welcome everybody. Now can we get that adjusted just a little bit? So it’s absolutely a thrill to see so many people here for this kind of a program. My name is John Gray and I have the wonderful privilege of being the director of your National Museum of American History. Particularly on nights […]

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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to do some legitimate comp. civ., for those of you into that kind of thing. Stan, I can’t help but feel that we have perhaps too many globes. That’s better. Today we’re going to learn about the horrible totalitarian Persians and […]

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Luther and the Protestant Reformation: Crash Course World History #218

Luther and the Protestant Reformation: Crash Course World History #218

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to talk about the Protestant Reformation. Mr Green, Mr. Green, this is irrelevant for me; I’m an atheist. Yeah I know Me From the Past, because I’m you. Although actually you are now Episcopalian, a Protestant church started because a King […]

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Digging Archaeology at Harvard Yard | Stuff You Missed in History Class

Digging Archaeology at Harvard Yard | Stuff You Missed in History Class

Hi I’m Tracy V. Wilson. And I’m Holly Frey, and we’re standing here in front of Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology. The Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard University is one of the oldest anthropology museums in the world. It was founded by George Peabody in 1866 and it’s collection of […]

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The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? – Crash Course World History #22

The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? – Crash Course World History #22

Hi, I’m John Green, This is Crash Course: World History and today we’re going to talk about something that ought to be controversial: The Renaissance. So you probably already know about the Renaissance thanks to the work of noted teenage mutant ninja turtles Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael. But that isn’t the whole story. Mr. […]

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HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

For most of history, the overwhelming majority of the Earth’s inhabitants have owned, more or less, nothing. The clothes they stood up in, some bowls, a pot and a pan, perhaps a broom and, if things were going really well, a few farming implements. Nations and peoples remained consistently poor. Global GDP did not grow […]

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The power and danger of good political cartoons | Is This Art?

The power and danger of good political cartoons | Is This Art?

Sometimes an image can be so powerful, so profound.. that it has the power to convey the complexity of an entire political era in a single frame. That’s exactly the reason why our school books and newspapers are filled with political cartoons. 4 00:00:18,000 –>00:00:20,000 But where do they come from.. and how are they […]

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