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Australian actor Todd MacDonald provides a frank account of colonialism's troubling history, from the 15th century gold lust that spurred the Spanish and Portuguese empires across the seas to the brutal 20th-century wars of decolonization. Listeners will learn about the Renaissance innovations in technology that made the Age of Exploration possible, as well as the moral and religious rationales behind European conquest. MacDonald is direct and unbiased as he traces colonialism's role in matters of exploitation, inequality, slavery, and armed conflict. Likewise, he acknowledges colonialism's continuing legacy, by which wealthy nations continue to exploit third-world labor and resources. Throughout, the Aussie's warm baritone and fluid diction lend clarity to the proceedings.

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Learn about the history of Colonialism with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds.

Around 500 years ago, European nations began to explore the world around them more than ever before. With safer and faster ships, Europeans were able to sail across the globe, over oceans that had once been unnavigable. As they undertook these great voyages of discovery they encountered cultures very different to their own. In many cases, Europeans established settlements in the lands of these other cultures and came to dominate them. The term “colonialism” was invented to describe this overtaking of one culture by another.

Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings knowledge to your MP3 with 5 minute information segments for growing minds.

iMindsJNR offers 6 main categories for ages 7-14years including General Knowledge, Geography & Nature, Famous People, Science & Math, The Arts and History.

Make your MP3 smarter with iMindsJNR MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge to help shape young minds.

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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