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The Construction of America’s Transcontinental Railroad: Gordon Chang Lecture

Between 1865 and 1869, thousands of Chinese migrants toiled in perilous working conditions to help construct America’s first transcontinental railroad. Gordon Chang, professor of history at Stanford University, leads an ambitious international research project on that crucial emergence of modern America.

This program is presented in partnership with the Stanford Humanities Center, the Stanford Arts Institute, The Newberry Library, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture and the University of Chicago.

Gordon Chang’s presentation can be viewed FREE online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8bi-VYfWXc

Racism: A History (2007)

A BBC documentary series examining the historical evolution of Racism over the last 500 years, which reveals some uncomfortable truths about how racist attitudes developed and were spread throughout the European culture. The three part series was first broadcast on BBC Four in March 2007 to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the Slave Trade Act of 1807 which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire.

The film can be viewed FREE online at: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/racism-history/

Human Resources (2010)

Human Resources is a documentary by Scott Noble which examines the history of Behaviorism and government funded research programs designed to learn what motivates human behavior. The film raises important ethical questions about the acceptable parameters of psychological research and the morality of social control mechanisms.

The film can be viewed FREE online at: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/human-resources/