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The war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,588 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, as he comes from the Virginia wilderness to lead in the establishment of a new government, and becomes an ambassador, and finally president
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
The story of India by Michael Wood( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,725 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 )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,675 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
From Jesus to Christ : the first Christians by William Cran( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores 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. Traces Jesus' life, focusing on the events that occurred after he died and on his first followers
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,591 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 )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,566 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
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,564 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,545 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
Prohibition by PBS Home Video( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,495 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
Scottsboro : an American tragedy by Barak Goodman( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,492 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
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,445 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
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,421 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
Eyes on the Prize : America's Civil Rights Years( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1-6 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; v. 7-14 examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty
Citizen King : 1963-1968 by PBS Home Video( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story begins on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. In the years since those events unfolded, the man at the center, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has become a mythic figure, a minister whose oratory is etched into the minds of millions of Americans, a civil rights activist whose words and image are more hotly contested, negotiated and sold than almost anyone else's in American history
The murder of Emmett Till( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,369 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
Our town( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century
The Roman Empire in the first century by Margaret Koval( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the emperors, slaves, poets, and peasants who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen, and shaped the Roman Empire in the first century
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
 
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