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The History of the Twentieth Century

A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.
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Jan 24, 2016

As working class conditions seem to be getting worse instead of better, a new political movement emerges, advocating intervention on behalf of the poor, oppressed, and disenfranchised.

Jan 17, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt becomes President and at once begins turning everything upside down. Scott Joplin writes an opera about it.

Jan 10, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt becomes a war hero, and Vice President of the United States. An anarchist assassin takes the life of the President, William McKinley.

Jan 3, 2016

Reinforcements from the Western nations turn the tide in the fight against the Boxers. But will they get to Beijing in time?

Dec 20, 2015

A grassroots uprising against foreigners develops in China in 1900, a result of outrage over Chinese territorial concessions and foreign missionary activity.

Dec 13, 2015

At the beginning of the 20th century, a fault line develops in Protestantism, especially in the USA, over the role of ancient Scriptures in a modern church.

Dec 6, 2015

Frustrated on all fronts, the British mobilize the enormous resources of their Empire in a bid to defeat the Boers once and for all.

Dec 1, 2015

There will be no new episode this week. Check back next week for the conclusion to the Boer War.

Nov 22, 2015

The British get the war they want with the Boer republics in South Africa, but the Boers turn out to be more than the British can handle. At first.

Nov 15, 2015

Britain is still very much a class-bound society at home and a military power abroad. A look at the state of the Empire in the late 19th century, with a special emphasis on Ireland and South Africa.

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