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Summary: The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic. At the forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint Louverture, an ex-slave whose genius was admired by allies and enemies alike.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV Ega

Summary: Six celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays, revealing not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare get his plots, and what cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SHA

Summary: Follow Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle Edward VIII's stunning abdication, and her father's coronation as King George VI. She defines the role of a modern monarch, leading the Royal Family and her subjects through the challenges of post-war reconstruction, decolonization, conflicts in South Africa, Northern Ireland and The Falklands, and the difficult days after...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD QUE

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Summary: Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Cr 2

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

Summary: Relive the heartwarming moments when orphan Albert wins Charles' heart, when Mary conquers doubts about becoming a wife and mother, and when Laura and Albert help a dying friend realize his dream. All twenty four uncut episodes are restored and remastered for premium picture and sound to capture hearts once again.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: This is the story of Harriet Ross Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North before the Civil War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Xenon Pictures 2001

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WOM

Summary: Possibly the biggest star that television has ever produced, Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of his 30-year run on The Tonight Show, Carson interviewed 23,000 guests in 4,531 episodes. Watch as the life and career of one of the most beloved yet enigmatic icons in American entertainment history is explored.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS 2012

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD JOH

Summary: Same Genius. New World. Florence is thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome. When the dust settles, friends are buried and rivalries are enflamed. While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DA

Summary: In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. Leonardo Da Vinci is tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He finds himself in a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing, but Da Vinci's genius prevails and he emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Starz Originals 2013

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Summary: John James Audubon's story is dramatic and surprising. He was not born in America, but saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone alive. His growing apprehension about the destruction of nature became his prophecy. As an artist and naturalist his achievements were monumental. John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature creates a meaningful portrait of Art and Science in the first...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV JOH

Summary: Almanzo Wilder comes to Walnut Grove with his sister Eliza Jane, the new schoolteacher. The Ingalls decided to adopt Albert. Nels Oleson is reunited with his estranged circus-sideshow sister. Laura and Mary are held captive by escaped convicts. Albert and a friend accidentally set fire to the school for the blind. Almanzo proposes marriage to Laura.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Li 6

Summary: The true story of the Temptations, the vocal soul group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late '50s and continuing through the '90s and the deaths of the other four members.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: RHI Entertainment Inc. 2011

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TEM

Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAY

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAY

Summary: Bob Fosse is a visionary filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors. Gwen Verdon is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Fosse/Verdon will tell the story of these two brilliant, complicated individuals and the love they shared, the art they created, and the price they paid in the pursuit of greatness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: A six-part BBC mini-series, filmed in Austria, New York and London. This series examines Freud's complex life, his groundbreaking work and his relationship with his patients. Special features include a newly filmed interview with David Suchet and a gallery of Suchet's personal Freud archive including production photos, press clippings, etc.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2 Entertain Video 2010

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV

Summary: A look at the African-American photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker Gordon Parks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAL

Summary: "Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. Born the grandson of slaves, Thurman became a "spiritual foundation" for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis. In the mid-1930s, Thurman was...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC BAC

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Summary: Take an electrifying journey into the unexplored territory of our culture's dark side, and get an up-close and powerfully personal perspective on some of the most savage serial killers in the history of law enforcement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E 2000

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Summary: A biopic of the flamboyant Princess Margaret from the days after her father's death in 1952 through the 1970s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2 Entertain Video 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV QUE

Summary: In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, the series is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in thirteenth century China.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MAR

Summary: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ROO

Summary: "The film vividly portrays key moments in Martin Luther's story. The massive lightning storm that nearly killed him, the bleak self-punishment of his time in the monastery, the corruption that unleashed his anger, the theological breakthrough that reset Christian thought, his trial before the most powerful man in Europe, the staged kidnapping that helped him escape the death penalty, and his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2017

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Summary: It's 1715 on the island of Santa Campana and the diabolical pirate Blackbeard reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. An extraordinary action adventure where one can't be sure whether the pirates or the British crown are the villains.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV CRO

Summary: The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2018

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3 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV VIC

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Victoria 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Vi 2

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD VIC NOT RATED

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