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US History, Economy-Technology

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Cattle, Cowboys and Beef Barons
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "By the end of Civil War, as many as five million longhorn cattle, descendants of old Spanish stock, roamed wild in Texas. These tough, rangy animals sported horns with a spread of as much as eight feet. At first th... [more]
December 29, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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The Revolution in the Cotton Industry
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, a recent Yale graduate named Eli Whitney had aspirations of practicing law. However, like many modern college graduates, Whitney had a debt to repay for his education. To that end, W... [more]
December 23, 2009 at 05:34 PM
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Innovative Transportation
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, primitive methods of travel were still in use in America. Waterborne travel was uncertain and often dangerous, covered-wagon and stagecoach travel over rutted trails was uncomfortabl... [more]
December 23, 2009 at 05:32 PM
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The Economy during the US Civil War
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This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After th... [more]
December 28, 2009 at 04:33 PM
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Rebuilding Urban America - Post WWII
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "Charles Wilson, head of General Motors and later Eisenhower's first secretary of defense, proclaimed "what was good for the country, was good for General Motors, and vice versa." The statement effectively represent... [more]
January 4, 2010 at 09:09 PM
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The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson, Part 1 of 2
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This is the documentary by the famed professor Niall Ferguson. In this series, he discusses why money has become such a part of our lives. (Four hours and 15 minutes.)
July 27, 2011 at 01:49 PM
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Rebuilding Urban America
From hippocampus.org
Charles Wilson, head of General Motors and later Eisenhower's first secretary of defense, proclaimed "what was good for the country, was good for General Motors, and vice versa." The statement effectively represented the central theme of the booming ... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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