Subject Guides

This page contains subject guides that link together episodes of 15 Minute History linked by a common theme or historical topic, in a suggested chronological order. Not all of our episodes are linked here, and more are coming!


 

The American Revolution

  1. The Royal Proclamation of 1763
  2. Perspectives of the Founding Fathers
  3. The American Revolution in Global Context, Part I
  4. The American Revolution in Global Context, Part 2
  5. Texas and the American Revolution
  6. Early Drafts of the Declaration of Independence
  7. Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an

Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

  1. Urban Slavery in the Antebellum United States
  2. The Senses of Slavery
  3. The Effects of the Atlantic Slave Trade on the Americas
  4. Causes of the U.S. Civil War, Part 1
  5. Causes of the U.S. Civil War, Part 2
  6. Reconstruction
  7. The Myth of Race in America
  8. Segregating Pop Music

Early 20th Century United States

  1. John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company
  2. America’s Entry into World War 1
  3. The Harlem Renaissance
  4. White Women of the Harlem Renaissance
  5. Darwin and the Scopes “Monkey Trial”

History of Texas and the Borderlands

  1. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680
  2. Texas and the American Revolution
  3. Mexican Migration to the U.S.
  4. The Borderlands War, 1910-1920
  5. Operation Intercept

Early Islamic History

  1. What Writing Can Tell Us About the Arabs Before Islam
  2. Islam’s Enigmatic Origins
  3. The Birmingham Qur’an
  4. The Succession to Muhammad
  5. Islam’s First Civil War
  6. The Fatimids
  7. Sunni and Shi’a in Medieval Syria

The Ottoman Empire

  1. Who are the Turks?
  2. History of the Ottoman Empire, Part 1
  3. History of the Ottoman Empire, Part 2
  4. The Ottoman Balkans
  5. European Imperialism in the Middle East, Part 1
  6. European Imperialism in the Middle East, Part 2

The Russian Revolution & Soviet History

  1. The Russian Empire on the Eve of World War I
  2. The February Revolution of 1917
  3. The October Revolution of 1917
  4. The Latvian National Communists
  5. The Amateur Photography Movement in the Soviet Union

European Imperialism and Decolonization

  1. The Scramble for Africa
  2. European Imperialism in the Middle East, Part 1
  3. European Imperialism in the Middle East, Part 2
  4. The End of Colonialism in South Asia
  5. Inside the Indian Independence Movement
  6. Apartheid
  7. The U.S. and Decolonization After World War II

World Religions
(see also: Islamic History)

  1. The Buddha and His Time
  2. Ezra and the Pentateuch
  3. How Jews Translate the Bible and Why
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