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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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Summary: Traces the history of the Medal of Honor from its inception during the Civil War through the Iraq War. Focuses on the stories of a valiant few: Sgt. Paul Smith who died protecting his company at the Baghdad Airport; a Holocaust survivor who single-handedly defends a hill during the Korean War; a Navy SEAL, a veteran of the Vietnam War, who swam for two hours in the ocean, carrying his wounded...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

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

Summary: Globe Trekker Zay Harding visits the Balkan countries of former Yugoslavia: Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Starting in Kosovo, Zay explores the capital city Pristina before traveling the following day to Gazimestan, a memorial to a war that took place between Serbians and Turks in 1389. Zay moves on to Serbia to attend a traditional farming festival outside the Kalenic...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pilot Productions 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.9604 BAL

Summary: Brings to light a new history of the Korean War; an event that still reverberates to this day. New archives in Russia, China, South Korea, and the United States will change public understanding of a critical turning point in world history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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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: 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

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

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

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

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Summary: "Explores almost 200 years of Deaf life in America and presents a broad range of perspectives on what it means to be deaf. The film is propelled by the stories of people, both eminent and ordinary, and sheds lights on events that have shaped Deaf lives: the creation of schools for deaf students, the debate about American Sign Language, the campaign for a deaf-friendly telephone (the TTY), the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2007

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

Summary: "Globe Trekker Shilpa Mehta visits a handful of the Philippines' 7100 islands, encountering great cultural, spiritual and geographical diversity on her way. The only Christian nation in South East Asia, the Philippines remain off the main beaten tourist track. Beginning her journey on the largest island of Luzon, Shilpa is treated by a faith healer, witnesses the Easter ritual of real life...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pilot Productions 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.9904 PHI

Summary: "Traveler Estelle Bingham starts her exploration of the city at the Forum, the hub of ancient Rome. From there she visits Michelangelo's beautiful Piazza Campidoglio before strolling through charming Trastevere. She completes her tour at the Pantheon, one of Rome's great ancient buildings and the resting place of Raphael"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Escapi 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 914.5 ROM

Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2012

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

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

Summary: Episode 1. 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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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

Summary: Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2004

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

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Summary: Frida Kahlo was more than a great painter; her life and art reflected the maelstrom of the revolution and culture that defined the first half of the twentieth century. This film combines Kahlo's artwork with photos, archival films and interviews.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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Summary: The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2005

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

Summary: Talks about the 83 year construction process and the mission of what has become a house of God for all people. Gives highlights of its history from the vision that started it to the decisions that shaped its progress.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

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

Summary: Globe Trekker Megan McCormick travels to Barcelona in the Spanish region of Catalunya and discovers a culture that prides itself on being different. With its sun kissed beaches and Gothic palaces, Barcelona is an Olympian city worthy of the gods and the modernist capital of the world where some of the greatest artists on earth found their fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pilot Film and TV Productions 2005

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Summary: Katy Haswell visits Belgium and Luxembourg, two European countries small in stature but large in attractions, such as Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, and the site of the battle of Waterloo, then Luxembourg in time to take part in the National Day festivities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pilot Productions 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.93 BEL

Summary: Due to its colonial history, Brazilians speak Portuguese, and with more than 150 million people, they form the largest Catholic nation on earth. Visit the historic Northeast, from Salvador following the coast to the mouth of the mighty Amazon, the world's largest river. Attend a Candomble Ceremony, one of the fastest growing and most popular cults in Brazil. Go down a mine near the colonial...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Escapi Media 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 918.104 BRA

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Summary: Traveller Justine Shapiro presents the culture, history, and natural sights as she journeys through Ecuador, including Guayaquil, the Andes, Quito, the Amazon, and then to the Galápagos Islands.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pilot Productions 2004

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