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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #11

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Don't forget Boston massacre and tea party and Lexington and concord. Also watch John Adams series on hbo
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Old December 14th, 2012, 11:11 AM   #12

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Thanks for all the input guys, looks like some great suggestions here.

I'll be looking deeper and I'll let you know how the class goes. I have a feeling there will be a focus on certain subjects to the detriment of others, given how big of a subject it is.
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Don't forget Boston massacre and tea party and Lexington and concord. Also watch John Adams series on hbo
I second the John Adams series, it is a great spring board into more
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Old December 14th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #14

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If your interested in American religious history, definitely watch Blazing Saddles. I think you really need to see the Yiddish speaking Indians scene to understand why Americans in the 1830s were like "what is wrong with Joseph Smith?" A lot of people think it's a vile attack on a religion, but I think its more of just showing the hilariousness in what someone was preaching back then. Also watch the South Park episode All About Mormons. It's incredibly funny and really does a good job of showing the religious fervor that people were caught up in during the Second Great Awakening. Comedy is always the best way to learn about history.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #15

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I second the John Adams series, it is a great spring board into more
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Allow me to third that recommendation. Great historical stuff.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 04:48 AM   #16

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Allow me to third that recommendation. Great historical stuff.
Is this a movie broken into a series or a documentary or something different? Is it something I can get on netflix?
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Not on Netflix. You will have to stream it or buy a copy at best buy or I found mine on Craigslist. It's just like a regular tv series. Except its called a 'mini' series and is non fiction vs true blood or walking dead or breaking bad etc
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That series is a godsend for anyone interested in the era
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Old December 15th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #19

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Is this a movie broken into a series or a documentary or something different? Is it something I can get on netflix?
You can see a lot of it on Youtube
Here's a seven minute clip...there's more of course
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