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Last update: 2015-03-05

Slavery and the American Founding

2015-03-05 :: pop and crunch
Length: 23s

We take a look at the history of slavery and those that had it forced upon them. Thank You for your continued support. You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you can leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2 …

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German-American War Experience: World War I

2015-01-14 :: pop and crunch
Length: 1s

What do hot dogs and General John J. Pershing have in common? This week we discuss the home front experience of German-Americans during World War I and what it has in common with internment of Americans during World War II. Thank You for your continued support. You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you can leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2 …

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Origins of the Racial State

2014-12-20 :: pop and crunch
Length: 58s

We discuss the origin of the racial state of Nazi-Germany and its ideology against Eastern Europeans. Thank You for your continued support. You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you can leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2 …

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Serbia World War I: Forgotten Front and Atrocities

2014-08-07 :: pop and crunch
Length: 54s

Serbia fought a brutal war with many atrocities against it and largely away from the eyes of the World because of the Eastern and Western Fronts. The Serbian Front played out the great tensions of the region for the last 50 years. Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link to the album fundraiser, for the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you can leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2 …

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Balkan Wars 1912-1913: Souring of Relations into WWI

2014-07-17 :: pop and crunch
Length: 50s

This episode is really a two part of sorts, which looks at the lead up to World War I in the Balkan Wars and the consequences that created a hostile environment in the Balkans. Russia and Austria-Hungary's relations were at a all time low because of the outcome, along with the later and Serbia. Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link to the album fundraiser, for the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you can leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2 …

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A Glimpse into the Present: China World War II and Civil War

2014-05-30 :: pop and crunch
Length: 48s

We look at China during World War II and the Civil War that followed. We see how it affects current East Asia and many of the tensions that still exist. We also show through Rana Mitter's work just how important China was to the war effort. Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link to the album fundraiser, for the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you cab leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2…

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Collapse of Dynastic China and Rise of Nationalist China

2014-05-03 :: pop and crunch
Length: 33s

We talk about the fall of Ching dynasty and the events that led to its downfall. We also chronicle the rise of Nationalism in China and the events preceding World War II in China. Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link to the album fundraiser, for the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you cab leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2…

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FA Hayek: Lessons From World War II

2014-04-04 :: pop and crunch
Length: 51s

We look at the the background of economist FA Hayek and the first three chapters of The Road to Serfdom. We also look at what lessons he took away from the war. Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link to the album fundraiser, for the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you cab leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2…

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Sharecropping: The Failure to Deliver in the Reconstruction Era

2014-03-21 :: pop and crunch
Length: 43s

We talk about sharecropping in the Reconstruction Era and what it had to do with the failures of the post Civil War society. What did sharecropping have to do with land and labor? Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link to the album fundraiser, for the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA Further you cab leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2…

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Rome's Conquest of Gaul: Watershed Moments

2014-03-11 :: pop and crunch
Length: 28s

We look at Rome's conquest of Gaul and why it is an important period to study? Who are the key players and what norms did it break? Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link to the album fundraiser, for the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA You can also leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2…

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Alexis de Tocqueville: Great French Mind

2014-02-26 :: pop and crunch
Length: 42s

We talk about de Tocqueville's work "Democracy in America" and the reach of the work. Why is it important to study such a work? Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link for the album fundraiser for the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2…

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Germany: splintered to United

2014-02-17 :: pop and crunch
Length: 40s

We discuss the modern history of Germany from the middle ages to the forming of a modern German nation-state. We discuss how Germany went from being a fragmented group of states to a united country and people. If you would like to help the podcast in raising funds and feel the 48 episodes is worth it. we have put up the most popular episode for sell. Thank you again for your continued support, here is the link: https://itunes.apple.com/ng/album/coolidge-metaphor-for-contradiction/id813759717 You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2 …

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Dutch Revolt and the Rise of the Dutch

2014-01-27 :: pop and crunch
Length: 35s

We look at the Dutch Revolt and its rule in the rise of the Dutch. You can also find exclusive content on the show's youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA You can also leave comments on our Itunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-with-james-ipod/id373747636?mt=2 …

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Edmund Burke: A Principled Man

2014-01-12 :: pop and crunch
Length: 32s

We look at the reason why Edmund Burke was such an important figure. Additional exclusive content can be found at the youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA …

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Return of the Polish Eagle: Polish-Soviet War

2014-01-02 :: pop and crunch
Length: 27s

We talk about the Polish-Soviet War and the only successful action by the Whites against the Communist. We look at the history of Poland, dating back to the 18th Century. We also explore why Poland rejected the Communist form of government. Additional content on youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA…

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October Revolution, Civil War, and Culture of Death

2013-12-13 :: pop and crunch
Length: 45s

We discuss the Bolshevik takeover and the resistance in the Russian Civil War. Also how a largely bloodless Revolution became a bloody Civil War. You can also check out exclusive content at the podcast' youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA…

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Overthrow of Russian Monarch and Provisional Government

2013-11-21 :: pop and crunch
Length: 23s

He continue the journey through the Russian Revolution from the fall of the Czar to the Provisional Government. You can also check out exclusive content at the podcast' youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA…

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Russian Revolution: Uncharted Course

2013-10-27 :: pop and crunch
Length: 41s

This episode deals with the period of late 19 Century to World War I, which are important to understanding the Russian Revolution. Additional content can be found on the youtube channel for the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA All proceeds of ads go to bandwidth payments …

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Good(movie) and the world of Nazi-Germany

2013-10-05 :: pop and crunch
Length: 1s

In this podcast we use the film to explore the social aspects of Nazi-Germany. The film Good uses the character John Halder(Viggo Mortensen) to display the changing German society 1933-1940. Exclusive content can be found on the Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA…

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Great Culture and Innovation of Death

2013-09-29 :: pop and crunch
Length: 37s

We discuss the impact of rising European powers and the conflict it produced. As well as, the innovations in weapons that created mass casualties. Also check out the podcast youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA…

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Greek Civil War: Part 2

2013-09-19 :: pop and crunch
Length: 31s

We look at the second part of the Greek Civil War, from the wrapping up of World War II to the the Greek Civil War. Exclusive Youtube content is available on the History With James page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA …

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Greece Between the Wars: Part 1

2013-09-12 :: pop and crunch
Length: 30s

This episode begins a two episode journey look at the Greek Civil War. You can catch additional content at youtube on the History With James page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA…

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Trial by Fire: The American Revoultion in 1776

2013-08-31 :: pop and crunch
Length: 50s

This episode takes the listener on the journey of American Independence in 1776. A trying time, in which Washington is tested and the faith of America is tested. You will notice in the picture, that Washington is standing, in reality no one would have been standing due to the severe weather. Also don't forgot about exclusive youtube content for the podcast at: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMyA …

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The Khmer Rouge: Hell on Earth

2013-08-20 :: pop and crunch
Length: 32s

We talk about the death of 1 Million Cambodians at the hands of the Khmer Rouge and the background behind it.Many Khmer Rouge rebels were teenagers. We also discuss the new youtube channel and its exclusive content. I am providing the link: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjULbrvVepZ04KaeyxjMy …

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General Sherman Hero or Terrorist

2013-08-14 :: pop and crunch
Length: 36s

We look at who General Sherman was. From his early life, to the end of Civil War. We look at whether Sherman was a War Hero who ended the Civil War or whether he was a terrorist who reigned hell on southerners. …

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The First Opium War: The Economic struggle between East and West

2013-08-05 :: pop and crunch
Length: 30s

We look at the causes of the Opium War and what it meant, for China as a nation. We also explore the relationship between China and the East India Company. …

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The French Revolution and Radicals

2013-07-30 :: pop and crunch
Length: 38s

We look at the differences between the American Revolution and the French Revolution. We also look at how the French Revolution became a radically violent Revolution. …

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The Great Revolt and the Jewish Diaspora

2013-07-25 :: pop and crunch
Length: 24s

A recounting of the end of Jewish political life in Judea. The struggle between Jewish moderates and the Zealots, as well as, their Roman overlords. We also discuss the impact in creating the Jewish Diaspora. …

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U-Boats strike America

2013-07-19 :: pop and crunch
Length: 30s

Not many people know about it but in 1942, the coast of the united States became a battleground for U-Boats. …

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Montesquieu and Republican Government

2013-07-15 :: pop and crunch
Length: 45s

We look at Montesquieu's work The Spirit of the Laws and his thoughts on republican government. As the most quoted political figure in the 1780s, Montesquieu influenced both those for the ratification of constitution and those against ratification. …

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Armenian Genocide Remembered

2013-07-11 :: pop and crunch
Length: 35s

We discuss a general overview of the Armenian Genocide. Some of the material relates to the Treaty of Sevres episode. …

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The progression of the Declaration of Independence: 1774, 1775, and 1776

2013-07-07 :: pop and crunch
Length: 36s

The progression of the Declaration from 1774 and up to 1776. We discuss how the Declaration was not a single event but a progression, building in the nature of the relationship with Great Britain. We read the Declaration and describe the principles of John Locke contained in it. …

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Treaty of Sevres: The Ottoman Empire partitioned

2013-07-02 :: pop and crunch
Length: 31s

We discuss the fall of Ottoman Empire and the result of World War. Would Turkey exist as a nation and to what extent? We also discuss the allies terms for peace. …

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Andrew W. Mellon: Hand of Gold or Public Enemy #1

2013-06-23 :: pop and crunch
Length: 32s

A look at the biography of Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon. The accomplishments and the government's show trials. …

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Fall from Grace: President Harding from Hero to Zero

2013-06-18 :: pop and crunch
Length: 30s

A new look at the Harding Administration from an objective viewpoint. …

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Tet Offensive: Looking Forward and Back

2013-06-11 :: pop and crunch
Length: 32s

Done mostly from my personal memory in classes I took. These included, Philippine History and Culture, History of Southeast Asia, and Europe since 1945. The picture included, is the city of Hui, in the aftermath of the Tet Offensive. …

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The American Attitude Changes: Part 2 War of 1812

2013-05-14 :: pop and crunch
Length: 41s

As the year 1814 progresses a landmark change occurs in the minds of Americans. Belief in their nation-state increases and with it, a more national identity. …

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The Scourge hits Washington: Part 1 War of 1812

2013-05-07 :: pop and crunch
Length: 33s

The nation is hit by partisan and sectional interest that push America to the breaking point. Americans gather at Baltimore to make a stand …

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Violence Against Jews in the Middle Ages

2013-04-29 :: pop and crunch
Length: 47s

From a paper I wrote entitled, "The Origins of Hate," we discuss where violence against Jews came from in the Middle Ages. …

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Black Plague and Europe

2013-04-08 :: pop and crunch
Length: 36s

What caused the plague to affect Europe more than Asia and India? We try to answer that question in this podcast. Also the different theories associated with that. …

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Whalers Field of Harvest

2013-03-24 :: pop and crunch
Length: 40s

This episode we talk about the American whaling Industry in Hawai'i and its impact. …

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Ukraine Famine Within the Soviet Union

2013-03-16 :: pop and crunch
Length: 30s

We talk about the Ukrainian famine and the events that led up to it, including, the nationalist movement in Ukraine. …

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Fall from Grace: Black Sox Scandal

2013-03-08 :: pop and crunch
Length: 33s

We discuss the scandal that almost destroyed the game of baseball. This focuses on historical culture of America. …

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Scottish Enlightenment and the rest of the world

2013-02-26 :: pop and crunch
Length: 42s

This episode we talk about the Scottish Enlightenment, how it is unique and how it is alike the rest of the Enlightenment. Also the problems that would have confronted the society of Scotland. …

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Nigeria Looking Forward and Back

2013-02-19 :: pop and crunch
Length: 34s

We look at the modern history of Nigeria from European contact. We also look to a modern Nigeria. …

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The Crossroads of the Philippines

2013-02-14 :: pop and crunch
Length: 31s

We take a look at World War II in the Philippines and the post-war years and …

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The People's History Of Communism

2013-02-04 :: pop and crunch
Length: 38s

We look at Communism through less academic means. Looking at two books, "Animal Farm" and "Sofia Petrovna". …

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March to the Holocaust

2013-01-29 :: pop and crunch
Length: 46s

We talk about the events in Russia that create a new form of Anti-Semitism that will be embraced by Hitler and the Nazis. …

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The Decline of an Empire

2013-01-17 :: pop and crunch
Length: 32s

We talk about just a portion of the reason Rome collapsed. We talk about the physical manifestation of this decline. …

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Panama Canal: Ideology and Territories

2012-12-26 :: pop and crunch
Length: 33s

Using a paper I wrote entitled, "The Construction of the Panama Canal and Pacific American Colonialism" we look at the Panama Canal in a different light. The connections to both Hawai'i and the Philippines and also in philosophical thought of the time. …

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Who Was Joseph Goebbels?

2012-11-23 :: pop and crunch
Length: 21s

Using a paper I wrote for my final paper for my Nazi-Germany class, we look at the role of Joseph Goebbels in the Nazi Party. …

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Chocolate World

2012-11-11 :: pop and crunch
Length: 29s

A paper by the same name I wrote for my Hum 300 class. A group project, this is my individual portion of the project. We discuss Imperialism and Chocolate, as well as, the author's own life. …

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War of 1812- Freedom from Foreign Interference

2012-10-20 :: pop and crunch
Length: 23s

What was the outcome of the War of 1812 and what did it achieve? Was it the Second American war of Independence or just a misunderstanding?…

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Calvin Coolidge a Metaphor for Contradiction

2012-10-03 :: pop and crunch
Length: 30s

Based on a paper I wrote and Calvin Coolidge's first address to congress…

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"The Big Five" and Japanese Internment

2012-09-27 :: pop and crunch
Length: 21s

Were the Big Five racist? We discuss whether power was more important than race. Using a large segment of history from World War II in Hawai'i. The reading comes from my final paper entitled "Hawai'i Two Worlds" …

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Slavery And The American Revolution

2012-09-20 :: pop and crunch
Length: 21s

We look at how slavery as an issue functioned in the new nation of America. From the Declaration of Independence to the Constitutional Convention. Using data from digitalhistory.uh.edu, Give Me Liberty!(book), and PBS.org. …

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The "Wild Irish"

2012-09-11 :: pop and crunch
Length: 22s

A not so prepared podcast on the Colonization Of Ireland by England. Also we discuss discrimination of Irish and origins. Creating an image as inferiors. …

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Fiji A Crisis Of Governemt Or The People?

2012-09-03 :: pop and crunch
Length: 31s

From indentured servitude to the modern coups, we discuss issues facing modern Fiji. Reading from a paper I wrote, "Fiji A Crisis Of Government Or The People".…

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

2012-09-02 :: pop and crunch
Length: 26s

Reading from a paper I wrote, "Were The Jews Really That Passive?" in which I discuss the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising …

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