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The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns's Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one
The war by Philip G Atwell( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six years in the making, this epic 15 hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for -- and could represent -- any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journey into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country that helped to save for generations to come"--Container
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of women's suffrage through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship between Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony who 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
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,065 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
The story of India by Michael Wood( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,816 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
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive documentary of America's pastime, Baseball. Through a blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice overs, the history of "The Game" is brought to life. Covering the period from the 1840's to 1994 (just before the strike), the high and low moments, heroes and villains are explored and examined, providing an in-depth look at this truly American pastime
From Jesus to Christ : the first Christians( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,627 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
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Broadway : the American musical by Michael Kantor( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,557 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
Nixon by Robert Ducharme( Visual )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the span of Richard M. Nixon's political life during his early political career
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,528 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
The murder of Emmett Till( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,425 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 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In March 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trials of the nine young men would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the civil rights movement."--Container
Liberty! : the American Revolution by Thomas Fleming( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of the American Revolution. Chronicles events leading up to the war, the revolution, and the writing of the Constitution. Features dramatic readings from letters and diaries of the period, comments by historians, and live-action recreations
 
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