The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000-Year Story

Dr. Amanda Foreman's unprecedented series traverses countries and continents to uncover key stories of women who have made and changed human history from 10,000 BC to the present day. This fascinating series visits archeological sites, uncovers extraordinary women who created their own routes to power, explores the role of women in Asia under Confucianism and Buddhism and finally looks at the role of women in revolutions that have transformed the modern world: from political uprisings to reproductive rights.

Episodes

Air Date: September 29, 2016 - 58:14
Amanda Foreman looks at the role of women in revolutions that transformed the modern world, from political uprisings to reproductive rights.
Air Date: September 22, 2016 - 58:36
Historian Amanda Foreman explores the stories of women behind some of the most powerful empires of the Middle Ages.
Air Date: September 15, 2016 - 59:02
Travelling to Vietnam, China and Japan, historian Amanda Foreman explores the role of women in Asia in Confucian and Buddhist societies.
Air Date: September 08, 2016 - 58:41
Civilization has given humanity extraordinary advances, but what does it look like from the point of view of women?