History


New! Benito Mussolini 54 min.

This episode of The Dictator's Playbookfocuses on Italy's Benito Mussolini. Meet the man who created fascism, an ideology that would plunge all of Europe into darkness.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Francisco Franco 54 min.

This episode of The Dictator's Playbook examines the life and crimes of Spain's Francisco Franco. Learn how he won the Spanish Civil War and became the dictator of Spain.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Idi Amin 54 min.

This episode of The Dictator's Playbookexplores how Idi Amin used military force to seize power and build his 1970s dictatorship in Uganda.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Auctioneers: Kristallnacht 1938 52 min.

The systematic antisemitism of the Nazis peaked with the pogs of 1938-39, the outcome of which was incomparable violence and despotism towards Jewish citizens. The events that culminated into the "Reichspogromnacht" also led to a massive wave of expropriation. The mind cannot begin to process the vast amount of monetary and material goods taken from the Jews on Kristallnacht and years to follow. B...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Who Put the Klan into Ku Klux Klan? 59 min.

In this surprising documentary, archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver examines the links between racism today in the Deep South and the Scots who first occupied it.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! The Black Panthers Still In Prison After 46 Years, Will They Ever Be Set Free? 11 min.

In 1971, two police officers were shot dead in Harlem. Nineteen-year-old Jalil Muntaqim of the Black Liberation Army was convicted and sent to prison. Nearly half a century later, he's still locked up – and he believes he's a victim of his involvement in the black liberation struggle.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Deaf, Blind And Mighty: How Helen Keller Learned To Speak 2 min.

To mark 50 years since Helen Keller's death, we take a look back at her remarkable story. At only 19 months old, illness left Keller blind and deaf. Yet she went on to become a powerful advocate for disability rights, women's suffrage and racial equality in the US. Her legacy is one of resilience and unshakable courage while her charity, Helen Keller international, founded in 1915, remains active...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Pain And Terror: America Remembers Its Past 8 min.

More than 4,300 men, women and children were lynched by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. As America’s first memorial and museum dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people opens in Montgomery, Alabama, Guardian U.S. chief reporter Ed Pilkington meets founder and racial justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

10 Modern Marvels that Changed America 56 min.

A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam. Find out which 10 modern marvels made the list!

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

10 Monuments that Changed America 56 min.

A whirlwind tour of 10 monuments that mark key moments in American history: from the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore, to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and the AIDS Quilt. Find out which 10 monuments made the list!

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018