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Bellows, Susan

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Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. In the third episode, Brotherly love, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the souther United States. In the fourth and final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death"--Container
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
JFK( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history
Into the deep : America, whaling & the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War
Roots of resistance the story of the Underground Railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
Minik the lost Eskimo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1897, six Eskimos arrived in New York City, brought as the "exotic cargo" of explorer Robert Peary from Greenland. The youngest of the group was 7-year-old Minik, who struggled to create a home and identity thousands of miles from his native land
America's war on poverty( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the extent of poverty in the U.S. in the prosperous 1960s and how federal anti-poverty policies and programs were established and altered in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to promote education, job-training, community action, and basic health care. Such agencies and programs as: the Office of Economic Opportunity, Legal Services, VISTA, Head Start, and the National Welfare Rights Organization are also examined
The terrible transformation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. This first episode examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival
Arsenal of democracy by PBS Video( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1939 Americans were still struggling to end the Great Depression. Their dreams of peace and prosperity were celebrated at World's Fairs in New York and San Francisco, but prosperity did not come in peacetime. Millions fled the "dust bowl" states to finally find work in new defense industries. While the New Deal changed America forever, it was war that ended the Great Depression. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era
New worlds, new forms( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the heritage that enslaved Africans brought to North and South America via dance. From the Samba in Rio to the Lindy -hop in Harlem, cultural collisions have shaped the popular dances of today
In this affluent society( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the origins of the U.S. government's war on poverty under President Lyndon Johnson. In the early 1960s, Kentucky coal miners displaced by machines strike out at their former employers. Millions of others displaced by mechanization across Appalachia and the rural South head north to begin a new life in Chicago
Africans in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brotherly love (1791-1831) examines the new nation through Philadelphia's free black community. Free men and fugitive slaves seek full citizenship; black churches promote education, aid to the poor, and abolitionism. The cotton gin pushes slavery west, while Haiti's slave rebellion parallels a local quest for autonomy. Southern brutality and a new culture of blackface minstrelsy trouble African Americans, who vow to challenge democracy
Africans in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution (1750-1805) re-creates the era of American independence. While colonists seek autonomy, slavery is challenged from within. More than 100,000 blacks escape bondage, threatening slavery's existence. General George Washington refuses to accept black volunteers, but when Virginia's governor promises freedom to all who fight for England, the army relents. The United States walks a tightrope between property rights and human rights
Africans in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judgment day (1831-1861) recounts the last pre-Civil War years. The nation expands west, taking slavery with it. Black abolitionists Frederick Douglass, Rev. Jermain Loguen, and Sojourner Truth agitate for justice. Southerners threaten to secede. An 1850 compromise enacts a "fugitive slave" law. In 1857, the Supreme Court hands down the Dred Scott decision. Slaveowners seek to reopen slave trade, while abolitionists battle slave catchers
American experience JFK collection, Episode 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this probing biography, American Experience presents a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history. With the benefit of recently opened archives, the film recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public. JFK offers a new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, his close connection to his younger brother, Robert, and his complex bond with his powerful father. It also reevaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-twentieth century--the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia. Part Two follows Kennedy into the White House, offering fresh assessments of the successes and failures of his tenure, and the final installment follows Kennedy through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency
American experience JFK collection, Episode 1( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this probing biography, American Experience presents a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history. With the benefit of recently opened archives, the film recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public. JFK offers a new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, his close connection to his younger brother, Robert, and his complex bond with his powerful father. It also reevaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-twentieth century--the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia. Part One follows JFK's rise to power. Jack Kennedy first bursts onto the national stage as a war hero, and with his congressional win, Kennedy rises in power and influence. In the second part, JFK's campaign for president is the first to be waged on television, a distinct advantage for the telegenic candidate
American experience JFK collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this probing biography, American Experience presents a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history. With the benefit of recently opened archives, the film recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public. JFK offers a new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, his close connection to his younger brother, Robert, and his complex bond with his powerful father. It also reevaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-twentieth century--the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia
JFK : a fresh perspective( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who has become one of America s most beloved and most mourned leaders. With the benefit of newly opened archives and recently released documents, the film reevaluates JFK's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office and looks at how he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid- 20th century
JFK : like no other( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history
 
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