The latest episode of the Very Short Introductions Podcast rounds up Season 4 with Richard S. Newman covering the topic of Abolitionism - a global human rights movement during the 18th and 19th centuries aimed at ending slavery in the Atlantic world.
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Modern China - In this episode Rana Mitter, author of Modern China: A Very Short Introduction, introduces modern China, a country full of contradictions that continues to make global headlines as it balances its past with its future.
Documentary Film - In this episode Patricia Aufderheide, author of Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction, introduces documentary film, a diverse genre that encompasses movies from "March of the Penguins" to "Fahrenheit 9/11" but is always rooted in the desire to represent reality.
Mary Shelley - In this episode Charlotte Gordon, author of Mary Shelley: A Very Short Introduction, introduces Mary Shelley, an author know for the seminal Frankenstein but who has a body of work that extends beyond one novel.
Violence - In this episode Philip Dwyer, author of Violence: A Very Short Introduction, introduces the difficult but important topic of violence and addresses the truth behind claims society is becoming less violent.
Epicureanism - In this episode Catherine Wilson, author of Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction, introduces Epicureanism, a school of thought based on the teachings of Epicurus, that promotes modest pleasure and a simple life - ideals that still hold relevance today.
Environmental Law - In this episode Elizabeth Fisher, author of Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction, introduces Environmental Law, a wide-ranging area of law that can operate at both a local and global level and is an area of complexity and hard-fought cases.
Alexander the Great - In this episode Hugh Bowden, author of Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction, introduces the legendary figure of Alexander the Great, a person whose legacy permeates modern culture but who we still have much to discover.
Revolutions - In this episode Jack Goldstone, author of Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction, introduces Revolutions which from 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, have shaken the world and dominate the popular imagination.
Abolitionism - In this episode Richard S. Newmann, author of Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction, introduces Abolitionism, a global human rights movement during the 18th and 19th centuries aimed at ending slavery in the Atlantic world.
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