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VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia

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Works: 444 works in 500 publications in 1 language and 7,501 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Television programs  Historical television programs  Music 
Classifications: N6512, 709.7309051
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Most widely held works by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
The geography of hope ( visu )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Jazz is born in New Orleans at the turn of the century emerging from several forms of music including ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, creole music, funeral parade music and above all, the blues. Musicians profiled here who advanced early jazz are Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, and musicians of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Baseball by Ken Burns( visu )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 102 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
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century by Susan Sollins( visu )
12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Thoughts and responses to themes of Loss & Desire surface in many areas of our lives, from the philosophical to the emotional. In this program, specific works of art cause us to contemplate issues such as war and peace; the loss of community and the desire for connection; and the age-old human longing for perfection
The phony war by Jean-Christophe Rosé( visu )
3 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
It is 1938 and Chamberlain goes to Munich to bargain with Hitler for "peace in our time." It was not to be. Instead, Hitler invades Czechoslovakia; Britain introduces conscription as trenches are dug and sandbags appear throughout London. Poland is invaded and Britain declares war. London evacuates its children and the British Expeditionary Force embarks for France. British shipping is being sunk, but this is nevertheless the "Phony War." Blackouts are introduced and traffic accidents double. Churchill replaces Chamberlain. The BEF is routed in France and the disaster of Dunkirk becomes a miracle. De Gaulle flies to London as Paris falls
Chicago : city of the century by Austin Hoyt( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Part one of three. Program focuses on Chicago's development from a fur trading post to booming metropolis
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Florentine Films( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the Lewis and Clark expedition through the American West
Baseball by Ken Burns( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Signaling the beginning of the end of New York Yankee's dynasty, Pittsburgh's Bill Mazeroski wins the 1960 World Series with a home run in the last inning of the last game. In the following season, Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's record by hitting 61 home runs. Sandy Koufax, the shy untouchable pitcher, dominates most of the decade, and Casey Stengel manages the New York Mets, a motley mix of veterans and newcomers renowned for their ineptitude. The worse they play, the better New York fans seem to like them
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
In the 1960s jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging
FDR and Hitler their rise to power ; FDR and Hitler : the dynamics of power ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Compares the early careers and charismatic styles of Franklin D. Roosevelt who became President of the United States in 1933 and Adolph Hitler who was appointed Chancellor of Germany during the same year
The Civil War 1865 -- war is all hell by Ken Burns( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 45 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
Liberty! the American Revolution by Thomas Fleming( visu )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
This look at situations and events leading to the American Revolution features dramatic readings from letters and diaries of the period, comments by historians, and live-action recreations
A class divided by William Peters( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 33 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
The persuaders by Barak Goodman( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 29 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 27 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
 
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