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Unforgivable Blackness : the Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,563 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
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 813 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
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright
American lives( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of seven biographical documentaries from Ken Burns. Covers Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Frank Lloyd Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Horatio Nelson Jackson, and Jack Johnson
Thomas Jefferson : a film by Ken Burns by Ken Burns( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary which examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence, a young Jefferson is transformed by the fire of the Enlightenment into his country's most articulate voice for human liberty. Torn between family life at Monticello and his passion for politics, Jefferson suffers heartrending personal loss, even as he gives voice to a new democratic government. He then journeys to Paris as U.S. Minister to France for George Washington and supports the rising French Revolution. In the second part, a mature Jefferson returning from France, strives to preserve the fragile American government and helps create the first political party through his bitter struggles with the Federalists. As President he doubles the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase but faces scandal and controversy, finally retiring to his beloved Monticello. After having advanced religious, political and intellectual freedom in the new United States, his last years are spent founding the University of Virginia and re-establishing his friendship with John Adams
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Florentine Films( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 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
Lewis and Clark : the journey of the corps of discovery( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them."
The war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 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
Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Lloyd Wright was the greatest of all American architects. He was an authentic American genius, a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world, creating everything anew. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed over eight hundred buildings, including such revolutionary structures as the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple and Taliesin. Wright's buildings and his ideas changed the way we live, work and see the world around us. Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural achievements were often overshadowed by the turbulence of his melodramatic life. In ninety-two years, he fathered seven children, married three times and was almost constantly embroiled in scandal. Some hated him, some loved him, but in the end, few could deny that he was the most important architect in America - and perhaps the world. With exquisite live cinematography, fascinating interviews and rare archival footage, this riveting film brings Wright's unforgettable story to life."--ABC Shop website
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 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
Thomas Jefferson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of a two-part documentary which examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. In this segment a young Jefferson is transformed by the fire of the Enlightenment into his country's most articulate voice for human liberty. Torn between family life at Monticello and his passion for politics, Jefferson suffers heartrending personal loss, even as he gives voice to a new democratic government. He then journeys to Paris as U.S. Minister to France for George Washington and supports the rising French Revolution
Thomas Jefferson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second part of a two-part documentary which examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. In this segment a mature Jefferson returning from France, strives to preserve the fragile American government and helps create the first political party through his bitter struggles with the Federalists. As President he doubles the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase but faces scandal and controversy, finally retiring to his beloved Monticello. After having advanced the religious, political and intellectual freedom of citizens of the new United States, his last years are spent founding the University of Virginia and re-establishing his friendship with John Adams
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Mark Twain : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at Mark Twain's life and career
 
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