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VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia

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Works: 496 works in 500 publications in 1 language and 6,947 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Genealogy  Longitudinal studies  Television adaptations  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Film and video adaptations  Drama  Nonfiction television programs 
Classifications: JK1896, 818.409
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Most widely held works by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
The phony war ( visu )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Depicts the beginning of World War II in Europe and the efforts of the United States to remain neutral
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Traces Twain's meteoric rise from his humble birth in Florida, Missouri, to his prosperous 50th birthday in Hartford, Connecticut, when he was the nation's best-selling author. It follows young Sam Clemens to the small Mississippi River town of Hannibal, where he would store up a lifetime's worth of memories that would later populate his novels; his glorious time as a riverboat pilot; and his adventures in Nevada and California, where he failed as a prospector before finding his calling - and adopting his new pen name - as a reporter
A class divided by William Peters( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled "The eye of the storm". Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students. Includes scenes of her lesson being used in a prison setting
The persuaders by Barak Goodman( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Examines the "persuasion industries" of advertising and public relations. Shows how marketers have developed new ways of integrating their message into the fabric of our lives. Explores how the culture of marketing has come to shape the way Americans understand the world and themselves and how the techniques of the persuasion industries have migrated to politics
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 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
Baseball ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the origins of the game as a barehanded game played by men and boys in cities, usually in the vicinity of a saloon. Meet the first baseball magnate Albert Goodwill Spalding, explore the game's first gambling scandal, and see the attempts by women to play the game in the 1860s
Thomas Jefferson ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 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
Eleanor Roosevelt by Sue Williams( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women
Empire of the air the men who made radio ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The story of radio from the perspective of the men who shared in its invention: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong and David Sarnoff
American photography : a century of images ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
America changed profoundly in the 1960s and cameras were there to capture it all. From the civil rights movement, anti-war movement, Vietnam, and the space program-- photographers had unprecedented access to it all, and the media was willing to bring all the chaos of the era to the masses. With the advances in technology, photography became an increasingly powerful tool in criminology. Breakthrough digital technology promises both benefits and drawbacks for photography at the end of the 20th century. Though we live in a high-tech world, the enduring power of the still photograph remains
Reconstruction: the second Civil War ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
In the post-war South, life changed irrevocably for everyone: the wealthy landowners, and the former slaves. Freed blacks settled on abandoned plantations, allowed under General Sherman's wartime Special Field Order 15. After President Lincoln assassinated, the great work of reconstruction took on greater urgency - and concern
The Kennedys ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Describes how Joseph Kennedy built his family into a potent political force. Traces the lives of Joe and Rose and their nine children, focusing particularly on Joseph Jr., John, Robert, and Edward
Never say die ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Discusses latest findings on how to extend the lifespan, including low calorie diets, research in tissue engineering and cell rejuvenation, and the importance of daily physical and mental activity
Dark passages ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Employes a mixture of interviews, slave narratives, and dramatization. Tells the story of the impact of the Atlantic slave trade. Takes the viewer from the House of Slaves on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, to the village of Juffere on the Gambia River
Make Up Your Mind ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Scientists are making impressive inroads into the neurology of conscious thought and the mental processes that help make up our unique identities. This episode of Scientific American Frontiers studies the brain's frontal lobe-the seat of personality and the chief determinant of what we do every waking second of the day. The program reconstructs a 150-year-old accident that caused railroad worker Phineas Gage to lose his sense of self; examines the behavior and reasoning powers of children (whose frontal lobes are immature); and monitors the brain activity of host Alan Alda as he struggles to make decisions. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (60 minutes)
Citizen King 1963-1968 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
This work chronicles the last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. Part 1 includes the events that led up to his arrest and incarceration in Bigmingham, Alabama, the March on Washington, his "I have a dream" speech, the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, and his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize; Part 2 includes the march from Selma to Montgomery, King's move to Chicago, the Poor People's Campaign, his "Mountaintop" speech, and his assassination.--Containers
Jimmy Carter ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and political career of President Jimmy Carter. Part 1 covers his life to his election to the presidency. Part 2 covers the subsequent years, including his presidency, the Iran hostage crisis, post-presidential years, and winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002
The People ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Experience the rich cultural diversity of Native American tribes and the impact that early white explorers had on their lives. Students will learn about the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi culture and the successful Pueblo revolt against their Spanish conquerors. First-person accounts bring to life the adventures of early explorers, from Cabeza de Vaca, the first white man to enter the West, to the Lewis and Clark expedition
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Documents the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, in fighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives
Against the odds the artists of the Harlem Renaissance ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s was the scene of a passionate outburst of creativity by African-American visual artists. Rich archival footage, including newsreels and photographs, recalls the influential force of the exhibitions, the vibrancy of Harlem and the many significiant personalities that shaped the movement, such as William E. Harmon, W.E.B. DuBois and Alain Locke
 
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