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The war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,611 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 )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,068 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 story of India by Michael Wood( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's most ancient surviving civilization, with unbroken continuity back into prehistory. India's history is a ten thousand year epic but for over two millennia, India has been at the center of world history: birthplace of two world religions, home of an extraordinary spectrum of music, dance, literature, science, mathematics, economics, and a revolutionary idea whose power has yet to diminish. It has seen successive invasions from Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan to Tamburlaine and the British, all of whom left their mark but all of whom succumbed--in the end--to India herself
We shall remain : America through native eyes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Native American mystical movement called Ghost dance, begun by a Paiute and to which Plains Indians resorted upon their military defeat. It lead to the massacre at Wounded Knee
Broadway : the American musical by Michael Kantor( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary series chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. By drawing on a wealth of archival news footage, lost and found television moments, original cast recordings, still photos, feature films, diaries, journals, intimate first-person accounts, dramatic re-creations, and interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical, it offers the most comprehensive exploration of musical theater ever presented on television
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the first African-American boxer to be heavyweight champion of the world and his struggle to live as a free man
From Jesus to Christ : the first Christians by Public Broadcasting System (U.S.)( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ottomans explores the rise of the Ottoman Empire, ending at the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. In spite of the devastating Mongol invasions, Islam endured and grew. The Ottoman Empire becomes the military powerhouse of its time, an empire of extreme wealth and sophistication, whose strength threatens the great power centers of Europe. This episode also provides a portrait of Suleyman, whose extraordinary legacy of architecture, art and treasure personifies the wealth and achievement of the Ottoman Empire at its height
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 37 diverse artists, taking viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration
The murder of Emmett Till( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
Citizen King : 1963-1968 by PBS Home Video( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In exploring the last few years of his life, this ... American experience production traces King's efforts to recast himself by embracing causes beyond the civil rights movement, by becoming a champion of the poor and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Tapping into a rich archive of photographs and film footage and using diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts of fellow activists, friends, journalists, political leaders and law enforcement officials, this film brings fresh insights to King's impossible journey, his charismatic leadership and his truly remarkable impact."--Container
Scottsboro : an American tragedy by Barak Goodman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The case included a frameup, an all-white jury, rushed trials, an attempted lynching, and an angry mob; it is frequently given as an example of an overall miscarriage of justice."--Wikipedia
The Roman Empire in the first century by Margaret Koval( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program chronicles the emergence of the powerful Roman Empire from a chaotic period of violent coups, assassination, overreaching ambition, civil war and clashes between the classes as well as the sexes
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world
The Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,311 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
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire by Joan Owens-Meyerson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan . Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace
Our town( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage production of Wilder's play; a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century
 
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