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American Experience Films

Overview
Works: 67 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 20,865 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Personal narratives  Film adaptations  War television programs 
Roles: pre
Classifications: PN1992.77, 323.1196073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by American Experience Films
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
Last days in Vietnam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible court-martials, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container
The Abolitionists( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container
The Amish by Andrew. ; Fabian, Rhonda. ; Baber, Jerry Schlessinger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Amish living in America, their lifestyle and religion. One of a 15-part series that celebrates the heritage of different cultural groups by tracing the history of their emigration to North America
Freedom summer : Mississippi. 1964.( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 935 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
Triangle fire( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fire that tore through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the gruesome culmination of years of unrest in America's most profitable manufacturing industry. Two years earlier, led by a spontaneous walkout in the same factory, twenty thousand garment workers, in the largest women's strike in American history, took to the streets of New York to protest working conditions. They gained the support of both progressives and leading women in New York's society
Walt Disney by Joseph Bullman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality
The Great War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917, a six-hour documentary presented over three nights, explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, it tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'doughboys.'
Rachel Carson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the natural world and passion for writing with personal strife
Clinton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the tradition of American Experience's acclaimed Presidents series, Clinton provides an intimate, honest, balanced look at the 42nd president's life, career, and legacy. The definitive biography tracks William Jefferson Clinton from his difficult childhood in Hope, Arkansas, through his meteoric rise in state politics, to the highs and lows of his tumultuous presidency."
1964( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammed Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time
Henry Ford by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rise of Henry Ford from machinist and engineer to powerful industrialist. Examines his development of an automobile affordable to the masses and his institution of the five-dollar-a-day wage. Explores his disapproval of organized labor and his antagonistic relationship with his son
JFK : Like No Other( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 547 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
The poisoner's handbook by Rob Rapley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the dawn of forensic investigation, focusing on a number of cases of death by poisoning as well as accidental death by exposure to deadly chemicals. Examines the pioneering efforts of New York's first medical examiner Charles Norris and his assistant, toxicologist Alexander Gettler
The rise and fall of Penn Station( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad, led by the company's president, Alexander Cassatt, successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and eventually, via the Hell Gate Bridge, to New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. But just fifty-three years after the station's opening, the unthinkable happened: the financially strapped Pennsylvania Railroad announced Penn Station was slated to be destroyed in order to build Madison Square Garden
Tesla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten--eclipsed by names such as Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become most famous for his dazzling demonstrations. Audiences flocked to see him send thousands of volts of electricity pulsing through his body, dazzled by the spectacle of the inventor seemingly on fire. Even more read about his claims of receiving signals from outer space and his plans for using the earth's natural charge to distribute free electricity. Tesla the strange wizard and mad scientist overtook Tesla the brilliant engineer--the seer of the wireless world we all live in. Lost in the spectacular rise and fall was the real man, a consummate inventor and dedicated engineer. That his ideas ricocheted from tangible inventions to projections of a future with head-spinning possibilities only partly explained his downfall. Yet it was his technology that helped drive the electrical age in the 20th century, and his vision that imagined the wireless world of the 21st century. In Tesla, American Experience chronicles the life of a man whose ideas revolutionized his time, and ours"--Container
Into the deep : America, whaling & the world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 503 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
Silicon Valley by Randall MacLowry( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future, launching the world into the Information Age
Oklahoma City( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program 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
The Gilded Age by BBC( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling and complex story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history. In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, the U.S. population doubled in the span of a single generation, national wealth expanded, and two classes rose simultaneously, separated by a gulf of experience and circumstance that was unprecedented in American life
 
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