Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

In which John Green teaches you about American women in the Progressive Era and, well, the progress they made. So the big deal is, of course, the right to vote women gained when the 19th amendment was passed and ratified. But women made a lot of other gains in the 30 years between 1890 andContinue reading “Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31”

The Progressive Era: Crash Course US History #27

In which John Green teaches you about the Progressive Era in the United States. In the late 19th and early 20th century in America, there was a sense that things could be improved upon. A sense that reforms should be enacted. A sense that progress should be made. As a result, we got the ProgressiveContinue reading “The Progressive Era: Crash Course US History #27”

Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25

In which John Green teaches you about the massive immigration to the United States during the late 19th and early 20th century. Immigrants flocked to the US from all over the world in this time period. Millions of Europeans moved to the US where they drove the growth of cities and manned the rapid industrializationContinue reading “Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25”

The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23

In which John Green teaches you about the Industrial Economy that arose in the United States after the Civil War. You know how when you’re studying history, and you’re reading along and everything seems safely in the past, and then BOOM you think, “Man, this suddenly seems very modern.” For me, that moment in USContinue reading “The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23”

The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8

In which Hank and John Green teach you a Crash Course on the modern revolution, and the upside of the progress that humanity has made in the last 500 years or so. And while there are two sides to every history, and many of these changes haven’t been great for the other inhabitants of theContinue reading “The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8”

‘Worst is yet to come’: Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns

The report, which is scheduled for official release next year, is the most comprehensive rundown to date of the impacts of climate change on our planet and our species. “The worst is yet to come, affecting our children’s and grandchildren’s lives much more than our own,” the report warns. Millions of people worldwide are inContinue reading “‘Worst is yet to come’: Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns”

Modern Life: Crash Course European History #30

So, “modern” is kind of a loaded term, but today we’re going to talk about modern life in Europe, as it looked around the time the 19th century turned into the 20th. We’ll look at what life was like in the rapidly growing urban centers of Europe, how developments in communication and information distribution influencedContinue reading “Modern Life: Crash Course European History #30”

The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

We’ve talked about a lot of revolutions in 19th Century Europe, and today we’re moving on to a less warlike revolution, the Industrial Revolution. You’ll learn about the development of steam power and mechanization, and the labor and social movements that this revolution engendered. Note from Among the Fray: Now that we have finished WorldContinue reading “The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24”

Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32

In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revolutionary of modern revolutions, the Industrial Revolution. While very few leaders were beheaded in the course of this one, it changed the lives of more people more dramatically than any of the political revolutions we’ve discussed. So, why did the IndustrialContinue reading “Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32”

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