Chariots in Ancient Chinese Warfare
The chariot was used in Chinese warfare from around 1250 BCE but enjoyed its heyday between the 8th and 5th century BCE when various states were constantly battling for control of China. Employed as a status symbol, a shock weapon, to pursue...
Ex Slaves Talk About Slavery in the USA
A story done by ABC News in 1999 about slavery as told by people who were slaves. Recorded in the 1930's and 1940's.
Life as a Child in the 18th Century CE
Ever wonder what life was like for kids in the 18th Century? Find out from some of Colonial Williamsburg's junior interpreters, who help bring the 18th Century to life in the Historic Area. To learn more about junior interpreters and what...
The Atlantic Slave Trade: What Too Few Textbooks Told You - Anthony Hazard
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlantic-slave-trade-what-your-textbook-never-told-you-anthony-hazard Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than...
The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman - Janell Hobson
Take a closer look at the life of escaped slave and American icon Harriet Tubman (1822–1913 CE), who liberated over 700 enslaved people using the Underground Railroad. — Download a free audiobook version of "The Underground Railroad"...
European Migration: Crash Course
Between 1840 and 1914 CE, an estimated 40 million people left Europe. This is one of the most significant migrations in human history. So, who was leaving Europe? And why?
Life in Colonial America
Life in the British colonies revolved around three classes: the upper class landowners, lawyers, and government officials; middle class farmers and merchants; enslaved Africans and indentured servants. The triangular trade route brought slavery...
Roots: The System of American Slavery
Historians and experts examine the American system of racialized slavery and the hypocrisy it relied on to function.
The Life of An Enslaved Person - America's Journey Through Slavery on the Learning Videos Channel
What was life like for an enslaved person in America? This program explores the daily life and customs of enslaved children and adults from Colonial Times through Emancipation. What foods did they eat? How did they celebrate marriage...
The Founding of the 13 Colonies
The U.S. is 50 states strong today, but it began as 13 small colonies. Can you name them?