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VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia

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Works: 496 works in 500 publications in 1 language and 6,827 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Longitudinal studies  Case studies 
Classifications: PS1331, 818.409
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Most widely held works by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The year 1862 saw the transformation of Lincoln's war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate slaves. Episode Two begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln's administration and then follows Union General George McClellan's ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula. Viewers witness the battle of ironclad ships, partake of camp life, and watch slavery begin to crumble. Viewers meet Ulysses S. Grant, whose exploits come to a bloody climax at the Battle of Shiloh
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
This extraordinary final episode of THE CIVIL WAR begins in the bittersweet aftermath of Lee's surrender and then goes on to narrate the horrendous events of five days later when, on April 14, Lincoln is assassinated. After chronicling Lincoln's poignant funeral, the series recounts the final days of the war, the capture of John Wilkes Booth, and the fates of the series' major characters. The episode then considers the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country from a collection of states to the nation we are today
The phony war ( visu )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 50 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 45 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
The Medici, godfathers of Renaissance ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years
A class divided by William Peters( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 30 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 27 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 Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The episode begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and comes to two climaxes that spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant's attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. During the episode, we learn of fierce Northern opposition to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, the miseries of regimental life, and the increasing desperation of the Confederate home front
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Episode Six begins with a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against one another. In 30 days, the two armies lose more men than both sides have lost in three years of war. With Grant and Lee finally deadlocked at Petersburg, we visit the ghastly hospitals of the North and South, and follow Sherman's Atlanta campaign through the mountains of northern Georgia
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
With William Tecumseh Sherman's brilliant March to the Sea, this episode brings war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln's second inauguration, first Petersburg and then Richmond finally fall to Grant's army. Lee's tattered Army of Northern Virginia flees westward toward a tiny crossroads town called Appomattox Court House. There the dramatic and deeply moving surrender of Lee to Grant takes place
Baseball ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 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
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 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
Make Up Your Mind ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
Eleanor Roosevelt by Sue Williams( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
The Kennedys ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
Reconstruction: the second Civil War ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
Jimmy Carter ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
It's been a long, long time ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the end of World War II with the explosion of two atomic bombs. The war industry is shut down and millions in the Armed Forces return home. A new materialism, along with the GI Bill and baby boom, sends millions of Americans into mass-produced suburbs. The seeds of the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam have been planted overseas
Never say die ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
Against the odds the artists of the Harlem Renaissance ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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 significant personalities that shaped the movement, such as William E. Harmon, W.E.B. DuBois and Alain Locke
 
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