Mankind Story of All of Us: Episode 5 (Plague)
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In 2010, History's 12-hour series `America the Story of Us' illustrated how technology advanced human progress throughout American history. This follow-up series takes it a step further by expanding beyond America and taking a look at how technology has evolved throughout the world. The series covers key events that were turning points in the human journey in transitioning from being hunter-gatherers to global citizens, including how people's lives in one part of the world are affected by events elsewhere. Among the topics covered are surviving the Ice Age, discovering farming techniques, the invention of movable type, creating the Industrial Revolution and exploring space. Actor Josh Brolin narrates.
Genghis Khan–the bloodiest warlord in history–sweeps south from Mongolia into China and creates a mighty empire. He leaves 40 million dead bodies in his wake. But a greater killer stalks Mankind–the Plague. Traveling along Mongol trade routes, the disease wreaks havoc in Asia and Europe–the greatest biological disaster in history. But the Americas are unaffected. Here, civilizations flourish in isolation.
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Topics: Genghis Khan, Incas, Black Plague
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