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Videos: Chapter Five

July 8, 2011

This post contains video materials for chapter five, which focuses on the history of colonialism and on the subsequent independence of Europe’s colonial empires.

Latin America:

The Spanish conquest of Mexico (five parts).

Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin and the liberation of Latin America (two parts).

The Monroe Doctrine.


A brief description of colonialism in Africa.

Africa: colonization, decolonization, and post-colonial Africa.

The Boer War (five parts).

The first independent African state: Kwame Nkrumah and Ghana’s independence.

Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana – The United States of Africa.

South Africa under Apartheid (three parts).

Nelson Mandela’s inaugural address.

French President Charles de Gaulle and the Algerian revolution.

President Siad Barre (1978): Soviet-American competition in Somalia.

Failed states: sources and consequences.

Zimbabwe as a failed state.

Victims remember Taylor’s brutal rule.


The British Raj (two parts).

Mahatma Gandhi speaking in Kingsley Hall, London, in 1931.

Nehru speaks after Gandhi’s assassination.

Jawaharlal Nehru’s “Tryst With Destiny” speech.

Great Headlines of the Century – India gains independence.

India occupies Kashmir.

Jawaharlal Nehru in Kashmir 1947.

An in depth discussion of the Kashmir dispute.

Violence in Kashmir.

The Kashmir conflict, 2010.


Nonaligned States meeting in Belgrade 1961.

Nonaligned States meeting in Egypt 2009.

China’s Capitalist Revolution (nine-part documentary).

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