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Selected Streaming Videos
Streaming videos from Stafford Library.
This program examines the enormous impact of the introduction of railways, covering the technological revolution, the commercial and human reactions that culminated in Railway Mania, and the economic and social results: the increased demand for coal and iron, the delivery of fresh food and milk in cities, the reduction of local isolation and differences, the requirement of new management skills, the landscape changes created by viaducts, bridges, and tunnels, and the establishment of railway towns and entire new industries.
Summary How were people's working lives affected by industrialization, and how did they react to these changes? This program concentrates on the crucial century of radical change between 1750 and 1850, when large numbers of people began for the first time to work in factories rather than on the land, and when agriculture had to adapt to provide for an expanding population.
Age of Revolutions
This program examines how the French and Industrial Revolutions altered Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. The French Revolution spread anti-royalty sentiment and increased awareness of the ideals of democracy throughout the continent. The Industrial Revolution promoted the middle class and turned Europe into an urbanized, industrial society. Karl Marx published his Communist Manifesto, and in doing so laid the groundwork for the Russian Revolution, and the later European socialist movement.
Selected DVDS at Stafford Library
These dvds are available at Stafford Library.
Western Tradition. Part II
Call Number: DVD 909.09821 W525t 2003 6 DVDs
Two semester telecourse on western civilization built around the classroom lectures of Eugen Weber, author, historian, and professor at UCLA. Weber's lectures survey developments in politics, economics, industry, agriculture, art, philosophy, and daily life from ancient Egypt to our own time.
Selected Videos in Stafford Library
Call Number: Video 303.4 D259L 1986
Publication Date: 1986
VHS (52 min.)
Reveals how Darwin's writings undermined the concept of an orderly, unchanging universe and with it the belief in the biblical theory of creation. Also considers how aspects of Darwinism were used to political and economic advantage to justify nazism, robber baron style capitalism, and communism.