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Summary: Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CEN
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CEN

Summary: Part 1 details the building of the Bridge, the involvement of the Roebling family in its construction and the many engineering innovations and difficulties involved. Part 2 discusses the Brooklyn Bridge as a symbol of strength, vitality, ingenuity, and promise in American culture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 1995

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRO NOT RATED

Ward, Geoffrey C.

Summary: The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1990

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 Ward 1990

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.7 WAR

Summary: An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc C

Summary: An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2002

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Summary: Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Includes interviews with family...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV JAC

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JAC NOT RATED

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Summary: The definitive documentary of America's pastime, baseball. Through a skillful blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice overs, the the history of "The Game" is brought to life. Covering the period from the 1840's to 1994 (just before the strike), the high and low moments, heroes and villains are explored and examined, providing an in-depth, informative, and enthralling look...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2000

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Summary: Tells the never-before-told story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped save scores of imperiled dissidents and refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DEF

Summary: 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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: 363.41 Prohibition 2011

Summary: This 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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2011

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

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

Summary: Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV THO

Ward, Geoffrey C

Summary: "A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War"-- More than forty years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. This volume draws on hundreds of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.7 WAR

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2 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 959.7 WAR

Summary: 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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2003

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NOT

Summary: In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: The game of baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it. Players and owners wage a battle over money and power; Cal Ripken becomes the game's new Iron Man; sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds do things that have never been done before; the Yankees build a dynasty, while their arch rivals, the Red Sox, stage the greatest comeback in history. In September...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2010

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BAS

Summary: From cover: Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. With digitally enhanced images and 5.1 surround sound, here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 0000

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Contents: Disc 1: Star dust (3:33) -- Soon one mornin' : death come a-creepin' in my room (3:12) -- Memphis blues (2:36) -- Livery stable blues (3:05) -- Charleston (1:49) -- Chimes blues (2:51) -- Back water blues (3:17) -- The pearls (2:48) -- Dead man blues (3:13) -- Wild cat blues (2:59) -- Cake walkin' babies : from home (2:55) -- Sugar foot stomp (2:49) -- Heebie jeebies (2:52) -- Potato head blues...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia/Legacy 2000

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD JAZZ JAZ

Summary: In 1851, word spread of California’s beautiful Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wished to exploit the land for commercial gain as well as those who wished to keep it pristine. This episode relates how a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir made protecting this land a spiritual calling. In 1864, Congress passed an act that protects Yosemite from commercial development—the first time in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: They called themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, but because of their ecstatic dancing, the world called them Shakers. Through diaries, archival photographs, music and stunning cinematography, Ken Burns creates a moving portrait of this group.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 2002

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

Summary: 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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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

Kampe, Adam.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: National Endowment for the Arts 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 813 KAM

Ward, Geoffrey C.

Summary: As companion to the PBS series airing in September 2007, "The War" focuses on the citizens of four towns--Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama, following more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Maps and hundreds of photographs enrich this compelling, unflinching narrative.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 940.5373 WAR

Summary: In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV VIE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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