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The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark documentary film series movingly and vividly presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families, from the causes of the war and the opening guns at Sumter to the stillness at Appomatox and Lincoln's assassination and beyond
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the journey of Lewis and Clark as they made their way in the early nineteenth century from St. Louis across the newly expanded nation to the Pacific Ocean, and tells the stories of the men and women who participated
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six years in the making, this epic 15 hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for -- and could represent -- any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journey into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country that helped to save for generations to come"--Container
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 4. Looks at the continuing settlement of the West while the Civil War ravages the East. Episode 5. Examines the development of the railroad, its part in bringing landless Europeans into the West and linking the coasts, and its role in the near extinction of the buffalo
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the early history of alcohol in America and the 19th century temperance and progressive movements through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dramatic, little-known story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history. Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens. Their personal relationship was often turbulent but they never wavered in their shared belief that equality was the birthright of every woman, and for more than half a century led the fight to make that dream a reality"--Container
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Empire of the air : the men who made radio( Visual )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the creation of radio and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack
The Roosevelts : an Intimate History( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick : Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The Vietnam War features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma"--Publisher
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Linda Alvarado share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down." -- Container
The life and times of Frida Kahlo( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frida Kahlo transformed her life by painting herself and by making her own life a work of art. One critic identifies Kahlo as a definitive example of Mexico's mixteca, or mixed-race, majority, equal parts Spanish and indigenous. Frida's inward-looking obsession with her physical infirmities, abetted by the emotional roller coaster of her faithless marriage, led her to her artistic voice--painting images of her pain. Combining photos, archival films and interviews, the films grasps the complete story of Kahlo's life in all its dimensions, a mix of artistic discovery, physical challenge, and political activism, with Kahlo's artwork making a strong case for her lasting artistic importance
 
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The Civil War
Alternative Names
Greater Washington Educational Communications Association. WETA-TV (Television station)

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association. WETA-TV (Television station)

WETA Television

WETA (Television station : Washington, D.C.)

WETA-TV (Television station : Arlington, Va.)

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English (300)

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The WestNot for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyThrough deaf eyesThe life and times of Frida Kahlo