A video instructional series on Western civilization for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs and coordinated books
Now on DVD
Covering the ancient world through the age of technology, this illustrated lecture by Eugen Weber presents a tapestry of political and social events woven with many strands - religion, industry, agriculture, demography, government, economics, and art. A visual feast of over 2,700 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art portrays key events that shaped the development of Western thought, culture, and tradition. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.
Produced by WGBH Boston. 1989.
35. The Enlightenment and Society
Scientists and social reformers battled for universal human rights during a peaceful and prosperous period.
36. The Modern Philosophers
Freedom of thought and expression opened new vistas explored by French, English, and American thinkers.
37. The American Revolution
The British colonists created a society that tested Enlightenment ideas and resisted restrictions imposed by England.
38. The American Republic
A new republic, the compromise of radicals and conservatives, was founded on universal freedoms.