Secondary Catalogue

Series: The Divided States of America


An Uncivil Century

An Uncivil Century

19th-century America was characterised by societal divisions: North and South, men and women, Republic and Democrat, Black and White. This video covers key events in American 19th-century history, including the Louisiana Slave Revolt, the...Show More
Ossian Sweet and the Ku Klux Klan

Ossian Sweet and the Ku Klux Klan

The deepest and most historically consistent division between people in America has been along racial lines. This story of how medical doctor Ossian Sweet came to be on trial after shootings at his Detroit home in September 1925, helps to...Show More
Suffragettes and Flappers

Suffragettes and Flappers

The passing of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, recognising women’s voting rights, in 1920 was the culmination of a decades-long struggle. This video explores the role of women in the US and the movement for women’s rights in the...Show More
The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw huge numbers of immigrants travelling to the United States. This video explores American attitudes towards immigrants through the case of the 1920 Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, highlighting the...Show More
The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

Divisions between science and religion, and conservatism and progressivism, have been present in American society since the 19th century. This video explores the conflict between religious beliefs and scientific theory through the case of the...Show More
The Seeds of Division

The Seeds of Division

Christopher Columbus’ expeditions to North America in 1492 marked the beginning of huge changes to the populations of the continent and the spread of division. This video explains how the establishment of European colonies in North America led...Show More