Khan Academy Video Course: Revolutionary and Napoleonic France
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The turn of the 19th century was a time of great upheaval for France. The French Revolution broke out in 1789, and a great mob of Parisians demanded, for the first time, true liberty, equality, and fraternity. At the same time, a violent rebellion tore through the French colony of Haiti, with the large slave population pursuing independence from French rule. Out of the ashes of both of these movements rose Napoleon Bonaparte, a general and visionary whose campaigns, conquests, and defeats shaped France for a generation. Our Khan Academy video course tells this dramatic story of France as it moved—sometimes violently—into the modern age.
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French Revolution (Part 1):
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Reviewed by lunardust on Sep 10, 2011
I reveiwed these videos when I began reading Tolstoy's War and Peace. Very helpful in understading the events of the time.
Reviewed by dreamdust on Jun 29, 2011
Better than I thought
Just for the part on Haiti alone, this is worth viewing I think.
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