S1 E1: Reaching back across the centuries, this often distressing BBC history documentary sheds light on attitudes toward human differences. What was the significance of the Bible in the evolution of European concepts of race? How did bigotry entwine with fervent capitalism to fuel the transatlantic slave trade? And why did racist ideas appear in work by thinkers such as Aristotle and Kant?
DocumentaryMar. 20, 200751 min
Mar. 20, 2007
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English (United Kingdom) (AAC, CC)
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.