Nineteenth Century Life Videos

What made the 19th century an interesting but tumultuous time? What technological, cultural and social changes influenced life then? Explore those issues in this story collection.

Ending his marriage to Josephine, Napoleon married Marie Louise of Austria.

Napoleon Bonaparte and his Grand Army were defeated by a coalition of forces led by Arthur Wellesley (the first Duke of Wellington) and Gebhard von Bl...

When gold was found at John Sutter's Mill, prospectors from around America traveled to California.

Popularly known as The Origin of Species, the full title of Charles Darwin's book is: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or, The ...

While collecting specimen, at the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin did not correlate his "finds" with the name of the specific island where they were...

In this clip - from "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" - we see results of current research which experts relate to Darwin's theories.

At 1:08 into this clip, we pick-up Charles Darwin's personal story.

In this clip - from "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" - we see results of current research which experts relate to Darwin's theories.

We pick-up Darwin's personal story, beginning at 2:00 into this clip of "Darwin's Dangerous Idea.

The beginning of this clip, from "Darwin's Dangerous Idea," relates current research to Darwin's ideas.

As Darwin works on his theories, another scientist - Alfred Russel Wallace - sends Charles an article regarding his theory on natural selection.

Annie (the daughter of Emma Wedgwood and Charles Darwin) often visited her father in his study and asked him lots of questions.

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