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The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,827 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
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of the American Civil War. Integrates original still photographs, narrated documents, music derived from period compositions, and contemporary cinemaphotography
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 2,142 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 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 2,109 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

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
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,766 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,722 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
Eyes on the prize by Julian Bond( Visual )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original six-hour film series EYES ON THE PRIZE was released in 1987 to unprecedented critical acclaim. The producers of the original film project, Blackside, Inc., have edited the series down to two hours as the basis for the EYES ON THE PRIZE Enhanced videodisc. The two-hour condensed version is made available on the videocassette so teachers can preview the documentay for lesson planning
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,662 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
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,648 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 West by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,638 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
The story of India by Michael Wood( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,622 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 1,615 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,573 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 )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,564 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
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,499 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
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,489 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 )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,460 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,442 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
Depression : out of the shadows by McPhee. ; (Production personnel); (Director); (Author)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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