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I sincerely hope that it’s uncontroversial to say that the struggle at the centre of the Cold War was… political. [sirens go off] As somebody who lives in the relative safety of the West, it is often taken for granted that political arguments can be rather benign with some even seeing the political game as

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>>Now, given the history of, you know, the last 50, 60 years, one always asks, well, were these schools racially integrated or not? And the answer is: generally, no. They were generally segregated, not by law, but de facto, in practice. The laws of these Southern states did not require racial segregation. Some of them

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When China ended its civil war in 1949 and became the Communist People’s Republic of China, it sent shockwaves around the world. It was one of many events that year which contributed to the second Red Scare in America. The Chinese Civil War was a conflict brewing since the fall of the Chinese monarchy in

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Hey guys! In this video I’m going to give you a brief overview of the time period right after the American Civil War, known as the Reconstruction Era. But before I do that, let’s review some of the most important dates of the Civil War. When studying history, it’s absolutely crucial that you consider the

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>>Today we’re going to start our third segment here, which is the Reconstruction Era and after, the period following the Civil War. Now, I have talked on occasion earlier in the term about what we call the “politics of history,” right? The politics of history, how politics influences the study of history and how history

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thank you all of you for coming out today it’s good to be here you know for those who work in parks like Fredericksburg and Manassas Gettysburg is kind of like coming to Yankee Stadium I don’t like the Yankees part of that, I mean the baseball team Yankees I’m not a fan at all

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Professor Dave here, let’s learn about Ulysses Grant. Ulysses S. Grant was the fifth American general elected as President. As the Commanding General of the Union Army, Grant led the United States to victory in its costly Civil War. After the war, he was in charge of implementing Congressional Reconstruction, often pitting him against President

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>>Last week, we saw how after the great battle between Andrew Johnson and Congress, what we call Radical Reconstruction, Congressional Reconstruction, is enacted by the Congress, and new governments are to be put into place in the South based on — with some little exceptions — universal manhood suffrage, black suffrage, white suffrage, etc., for

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>>So as I say, there was this political basis for his racism, that he thought that the black vote, if it came about, would simply be manipulated by the planters to the detriment of the yeoman farming whites. That alliance would rule the South and it would be just like before the Civil War. He

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