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The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 3,173 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
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,851 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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,103 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."
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright was the greatest of all American architects.| With exquisite live cinematography, fascinating interviews, and rare archival footage, this riveting film brings Wright's unforgettable story to life
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-part program 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
From Jesus to Christ : the first Christians by Public Broadcasting System (U.S.)( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,705 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. Traces Jesus' life, focusing on the events that occurred after he died and on his first followers
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,663 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
The story of India by Michael Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, the richness and diversity of its peoples, and its continuing relevance in today's world
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,628 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 1,618 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,611 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
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,520 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
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Citizen King : 1963-1968 by PBS Home Video( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,429 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 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 a 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
Art: 21 : art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words ... 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration."--Container
 
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