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2. Southern Society: Slavery, King Cotton, and Antebellum America’s “Peculiar” Region

Professor David Blight: Well, go South with me today. We’re going to take up this question initially of–it’s an old, old, old American question–how peculiar, or distinctive, or different is the American South? That used to be a question you could ask in quite some comfort. The “Dixie difference,” as a recent book title called …

Income and Wealth Inequality: Crash Course Economics #17

Jacob: Welcome to Crash Course Economics, I’m Jacob Clifford… Adriene: …and I’m Adriene Hill. The world is full of inequality. There’s racial inequality, gender inequality, health, education, political inequality, and of course, economic inequality. Some people are rich, and some people are poor, and it can seem pretty impossible to fix. Jacob: Well, maybe not. …

Civil Engineer (Episode 49)

They design everything from roads to hydroelectric dams. Let’s meet the civil engineer. Hi. I’m Viviana. Hi. Charles. The responsibilities of a civil engineer are to plan, design, and manage infrastructure projects: pipelines, roadways, buildings, bridges, waterworks. So, this is one of the options for one of the bridges that you and your team have …