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The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns' 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 Phillip G Atwell( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,823 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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 2,128 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,097 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 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,848 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 Public Broadcasting System (U.S.)( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,738 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 )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,720 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
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,681 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
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-part program on the history of baseball
The story of India by Michael Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,646 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
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 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the 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 )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,610 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 Ken Burns( Visual )

8 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
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,488 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
Nixon by David Grubin( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the span of Richard M. Nixon's political life until his resignation in 1974
The murder of Emmett Till( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,445 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In exploring the last few years of his life ... 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 1,426 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
 
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