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What Chance Does a Single Investor Have Against High-Frequency Trading? | Ask the Analysts

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What chance does a single investor have against high-frequency trading? Experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to better understand how the markets work.

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture (3) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Sharp declines in agricultural supplies worldwide in the 1970s result in increased profits for producers, higher land values and low interest rates, all of which set the stage for the farm crisis of the 1980s. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

Artifacts from a Civil War Classroom | ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

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Learn about a teacher who traveled from Iowa to Louisiana in 1864 to teach at a school for young black children during the Civil War in this excerpt from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. After the Union took over the plantations in Louisiana, Susan Carhart Tallman, the wife of a Union officer, came to Baton Rouge to serve as a teacher to 48 pupils at one of the schools that was created under the protection of the Board of Education for Freedmen—a division of the U.S. Army. Mrs. Tallman documented the conditions at the school, created annotated sketches of students, and kept a record of the subjects taught and a log of student attendance. This documentation reflects a rare first-person account of the Freedmen schools that played a crucial role in America’s journey from slavery to freedom. This resource is part of the Antiques Roadshow Collection

Mumbet

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In this segment from the PBS series Finding Your Roots, the story of Mumbet, is told. Mumbet was a female slave who, after hearing the Declaration of Independence read, decided to seek her own freedom. Kyra Sedgwick's ancestor, Theodore Sedgwick, served as Mumbet's lawyer and helped her ultimately win her freedom.

Nellie Bly: Pioneering Investigative Journalist | Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

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Discover how Nellie Bly went undercover to expose patient abuse in Bellevue Hospital in this video from the American Masters film Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People. Learn about the birth of investigative journalism and Joseph Pulitzer’s quest to “get a democracy on its feet” by exposing crime and corruption. Support materials include discussion questions and teaching tips for inspiring students to delve deeper into the history of women in journalism.

American Masters – Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes. A Jewish immigrant from Hungary, Joseph Pulitzer began as a gifted journalist before becoming a successful publisher and businessman. Pulitzer was famous in his own time for his outspoken and cantankerous editorial voice and his newspapers’ striking illustrations, visual style, national circulation, and financial success. Against the context of America’s explosive growth as a world force during the Gilded Age, Pulitzer emerges as the country’s first media titan, reshaping the newspaper to bear witness to and even propel that transformation. Joseph Pulitzer tirelessly championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free press in a democracy.

102: The Early Inhabitants of Georgia, Part 1 | Georgia Stories

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Segments: Archaeology, Primitive Technology, and Hernando de Soto.

The Abolitionists: John Brown Puts His Accusers on Trial

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In October 1859, John Brown and a band of 21 men tried to raid the armory at Harpers Ferry. They thought their bold act would inspire slaves to rise up against their masters. Brown's raid failed, but his trial succeeded in bringing attention to the abolitionist cause. Video from, American Experience: "Abolitionists."

1964: "Goldwater and the New Conservatives"

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Learn how the presidential candidacy of Senator Barry Goldwater inspired a group of young conservatives to shape what became known as the New Conservative Movement in this video from American Experience: “1964.” Despite the predominance of Democrats in the White House and in the Senate, events in 1964 sowed the seeds for what would eventually emerge as a stronger Republican Party that was able to win the White House in 1968. This resource is part of the American Experience Collection.

John Janey: The Courage to Flee and to Fight

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Learn about actor Courtney B. Vance’s ancestor, an enslaved man named John Janey, who ran away to freedom and later fought on the Union side during the Civil War in this video from Finding Your Roots. Through newspaper archives, Underground Railroad chronicles, and military records, a dramatic story begins to unfold about the epic life of a true American hero.

Following Hernando de Soto through La Florida | Georgia Stories

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What happens when a primitive society is overrun by a more advanced one? The travels of Hernando de Soto through Georgia and the Southeast are a good illustration of the havoc created especially when a quest for gold is mixed in. Hernando de Soto and his men, already rich from fighting with the Incas in South America, arrived in La Florida searching for gold. Jerald Milanich, an archaeologist at the University of Florida explains the conquistadors’ success.

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