Examines the practice of slavery as it existed in early Mediterranean civilizations, during the Middle Ages, in Africa, among Indians in the Americas, and in the United States.
Traces the history and evolution of rock music from the early days of rock and roll through the present day.
Traces the rise to power of Adolph Hitler and discusses life in Nazi Germany before, during, and after World War II.
Discusses the history, culture, material artifacts, and society of six ancient Chinese dynasties from about 2000 B.C. to 221 A.D.
Discusses the history of the Soviet Union, from the revolution of 1917, through the Lenin and Stalin eras and the rule of such leaders as Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev, up to the formal dissolution of the Soviet Un...
Describes the conflict between France and England known as the Hundred Years War and explains how its results were felt everywhere in Europe.
Discusses the people and events involved in Japan's decision to attack on Pearl Harbor, which forced the United States to enter World War II.
Discusses the history of the Assyrian Empire, including its early people, the rise of the Assyrian nation, its rebirth, the empire at its height, and the nation's collapse.
Discusses the Industrial Revolution, including its birth in England, its spread to Europe and America, and its effects on society.
Discusses the Roman Empire's rise to greatness as well as its eventual decline and fall brought about by increasingly dramatic military, economic, and social changes.
Describes the War of 1812, including its prelude, battles and campaigns, conclusion, and aftermath.
Examines the causes, effects, and legacy of the epidemic that killed millions of people in Europe during the fourteenth century.
Examines the historical development of Greco-Roman mythology, its heroes, and its influence on the history of Western civilization.
Discusses the Salem witch trials, including their Puritan background, the accusations made, and the outcome of the social hysteria that produced the situation.
Describes scientific discoveries that took place between 1550 and 1900, examines the development of the scientific method, and discusses the impact of science on people's views of their world.