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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 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War
Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 955 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
Freedom summer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 921 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
JFK( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 582 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 497 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
Dancing by Rhoda Grauer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and celebrates dance from around the world, from traditional dance to classical ballet
Minik : the lost Eskimo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 227 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 )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 218 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
Oklahoma City( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It traces the events that led McVeigh to that day and recounts the stories of the survivors, first-responders, US Marshals, FBI investigators, and journalists who covered the events. The film provides an in-depth and provocative exploration of the white supremacist, extremist militia movement that rose to prominence in the early 1990s and still makes news today
Ruby Ridge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruby Ridge is a riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement
The terrible transformation( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 179 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 )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 108 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
UnSlut : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2013, seventeen-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life. The Halifax teenager had been gang-raped a year and a half earlier by her classmates and labeled a "slut" as a result. Despite transferring schools many times, she could not escape constant cyber harassment and in-person bullying. Rehtaeh's is not the only story like this to make headlines in recent years. Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film features conversations with those who have experienced sexual shaming, including the family and friends of Rehtaeh Parsons. We also spoke with Samantha Gailey Geimer, who was publicly shamed by the media after being sexually assaulted by director Roman Polanski at the age of thirteen in 1977; Gina Tron, who wrote about her experience being shamed out of pursuing charges against a serial rapist in Brooklyn, New York; N'Jaila Rhee, who coped with her sexual assault and the subsequent loss of support from her family and church by reclaiming her sexuality as a "cam girl"; and Allyson Pereira, who was ostracized in her New Jersey town after texting a photo of her breasts to an ex-boyfriend. Through interviews with sexuality experts, advocates, and media figures, UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and manifestations of sexual shaming in North America and offers immediate and long-term goals for personal, local, and institutional solutions
New worlds, new forms( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 105 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
American experience JFK collection, Episode 1( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 103 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, Episode 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 103 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 102 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
American experience - freedom summer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 100 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
In this affluent society( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 79 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 64 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
 
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Africans in America : America's journey through slavery
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