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The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

79 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary exploring the history of jazz from its beginnings through the 1990's, including the stories of many of its creators and performers. Includes archival video, still photographs, historical performances, and newly recorded interviews and musical performances
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and achievements of Thomas Jefferson by examining portraits, paintings, original architectural drawings, and excerpts from Jefferson's journals, letters, scientific papers, and political writings
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,441 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
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,421 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, 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 )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Dust Bowl of the 1930s through interviews with survivors, dramatic photographs, and rarely seen movie footage
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the greatest of all American architects. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed over 800 buildings. This program uses live cinematography, interviews, and rare archival footage to bring Wright's story to life
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,086 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
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,829 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
Statue of Liberty by Ken Burns( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts"--Publisher's website
The Roosevelts : an Intimate History( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,652 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 )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5". In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman, Trisha Meili, in New York City's Central Park. They spent 6-13 years in prison before a serial rapist, Matias Reyes, confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned.Set against a backdrop of a city beset by violence and racial tension, tells the story of the horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, and media clamoring for sensational stories, an outraged public, and five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice
The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God by Ken Burns( Visual )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revealing and poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by the recollections of the three surviving members of the faith, along with a wealth of archival material from over 40 collections. Explore every aspect of this strange and noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in American history
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,486 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
Brooklyn Bridge( Visual )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This award-winning program by filmmaker Ken Burns recaptures all the drama, the struggles and the personal tragedies behind this greatest of all achievements of America's industrial age. As this fascinating program reveals, it was the largest bridge of its era, marked by enormous construction problems and ingenious solutions."--Publisher's website
 
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