Turning Points in Modern History

Start watching with your public library card or university login

Turning Points in Modern History

2013

Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world....

Read more
Features
Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius Ph.D.

In This Series

1433—The Great Voyages of Admiral Zheng He
Episode 1
1433—The Great Voyages of Admiral Zheng He
1453—The Fall of Constantinople
Episode 2
1453—The Fall of Constantinople
1455—Gutenberg’s Print Revolution
Episode 3
1455—Gutenberg’s Print Revolution
1492—The Columbian Exchange
Episode 4
1492—The Columbian Exchange
1600—The British East India Company
Episode 5
1600—The British East India Company
1648—The Treaty of Westphalia
Episode 6
1648—The Treaty of Westphalia
1676—Van Leeuwenhoek’s Microscope
Episode 7
1676—Van Leeuwenhoek’s Microscope
1751—Diderot’s Enlightenment Encyclopedia
Episode 8
1751—Diderot’s Enlightenment Encyclopedia
1787—The American Experiment
Episode 9
1787—The American Experiment
1789—The French Revolution
Episode 10
1789—The French Revolution
1838—The British Slavery Abolition Act
Episode 11
1838—The British Slavery Abolition Act
1839—The Opium War in China
Episode 12
1839—The Opium War in China
1859—Darwin and the Origin of Species
Episode 13
1859—Darwin and the Origin of Species
1869—Binding Continents
Episode 14
1869—Binding Continents
1893—First Women Voters in New Zealand
Episode 15
1893—First Women Voters in New Zealand
1896—The Invention of Motion Pictures
Episode 16
1896—The Invention of Motion Pictures
1903—Kitty Hawk and Powered Flight
Episode 17
1903—Kitty Hawk and Powered Flight
1904—The Russo-Japanese War
Episode 18
1904—The Russo-Japanese War
1928—The Discovery of Penicillin
Episode 19
1928—The Discovery of Penicillin
1942—The Dawn of the Atom
Episode 20
1942—The Dawn of the Atom
1969—Walking on the Moon
Episode 21
1969—Walking on the Moon
1972—China Enters the World Balance
Episode 22
1972—China Enters the World Balance
1989—The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Episode 23
1989—The Fall of the Berlin Wall
2004—The Rise of Social Media
Episode 24
2004—The Rise of Social Media