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Moore, Allen

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The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California's Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land's scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir, for whom protecting the land becomes a spiritual calling. In 1864, Congress passes an act that protects Yosemite from commercial development for "public use, resort and recreation"--The first time in world history that any government has put forth this idea - and hands control of the land to California. Meanwhile, a "wonderland" in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulfur pits. In 1872, Congress passes an act to protect this land as well. Since it is located in a territory, rather than a state, it becomes America's first national park: Yellowstone
The Roosevelts : an Intimate History( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of 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 those 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 National Parks, the digging of the
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,008 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
The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, it's an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America"--Container
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 816 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
U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1845, President John Tyler signed a Congressional resolution to annex Texas, and by 1846, 4,000 troops were on the Rio Grande. Shortly thereafter, President James Polk proposed that Mexico sell its northern half to the U.S. Hostilities commenced and the U.S. crossed the border to occupy Matamoras, U.S. warships landed troops at Veracruz, who fought their way overland to Mexico City. Santa Anna led a defending army, but the Mexicans were overwhelmed. In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico sold its northern territories to the U.S. for $15 million. For Mexico, the war was a traumatic event that resulted in the loss of many lives, half its territory, and a great deal of pride and hope for the future. However, it brought together a people who still were struggling with what it meant to be Mexican, just 20 years after achieving independence from Spain. This film examines both sides of a conflict that changed the shape of nations and left a legacy that endures to this day
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns
New York : a documentary film by Ric Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center
High lonesome : the story of bluegrass music( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution of the bluegrass style under gospel and country music influences as typified by the career of mandolin artist Bill Monroe
Coney Island( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In scale, in variety, in sheer inventiveness, Coney Island was unlike anything anyone had ever seen, and eventually, everyone came to see it. At the turn of the century, Coney Island exploded in a forest of glittering electric towers and a riot of rides, restaurants, recreated disasters, freak shows, and historical displays when three vast amusement parks -- Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland -- were built. Indicative of its overwhelming popularity, on a single day in September 1906, 200,000 postcards were mailed from Coney Island. A showcase for the wonders of the machine age, Coney Island was an extraordinary amusement empire that astonished, delighted, and shocked the nation -- and took Americans from the Victorian age into the modern world
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Serpent Mother by Allen Moore( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Bengali and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the Bengalis in the town of Bishnupur worship the snake goddess Manasà„, a deity of the earth who is close to the day-to-day concerns of agrarian life
School, the story of American public education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of public education in the United States from the country's origin to the present day
Jews and baseball : an American love story( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Oscar -winner Dustin Hoffman narrates this decade-spanning documentary that highlights the contributions of Jewish Americans to the most American sport of them all: baseball
The wilderness idea( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the professional rivalry between preservationist John Muir (founder of the Sierra Club) and utilitarianist Gifford Pinchot (first chief of the U.S. Forest Service), focusing especially on their debate over the Hetch Hetchy reservoir proposition of 1913
New York, 1898-1918 : the power and the people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, filmmaker Ric Burns follows the city into the 20th century in the wake of an extraordinary wave of immigration and the birth of the skyscraper. As New York spilled into the new century, the extraordinary interplay of capitalism, democracy and transformation surged to a climax. During a single generation, over 10 million immigrants arrived in New York. The city itself became an even more dramatic lure with the construction of the first subways and skyscrapers. And arising from the plight of New York's most exploited citizens came landmark legislation that would eventually transform the lives of all Americans
New York 1825-1865 : order and disorder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of New York: A Documentary Film details New York's enormous growth as a booming commercial center and multi-ethnic port, and the mounting tensions that set the stage for the nation's bloodiest riot. Filmmaker Ric Burns examines how New York City swelled into the nation's greatest industrial metropolis as a massive wave of German and Irish immigration turned the city into one of the world's most complex urban environments, bringing with it a host of new social problems. The program reveals how the city's artists, innovators and leaders, from poet Walt Whitman to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (the designers of Central Park) grappled with the city's growing conflicts--which culminated in the catastrophic Civil War Draft Riots of 1863. Part of the series New York: A Documentary Film. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (120 minutes) A streaming videorecording
 
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