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SUBJECT HEADINGS

History of North America

History of  Other Areas

History of South America

 

 

  

 

HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA

 

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AN ANCIENT GIFT: Tellens Inc., 1982.

Summary: Scenes from everyday life show the interdependence on the Navajo people and their flocks. Shows entire families caring for the herds and includes glimpses of wool carding, spinning, dying, and weaving intercut with views of the rugged southwestern landscape.  (16 min.)

 

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GERONIMO AND THE APACHE RESISTANCE: PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Chiracachua Apaches tell their own story, a different story form the myths we have learned about the Apaches and about Geronimo.  (1 hour)

 

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MORE THAN BOWS AND ARROWS: Camera One, c1994.

Summary: Deals with the role of the American Indian in shaping various aspects of American culture, ranging from food and housing to the democratic way of life.  (52 min.)

 

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NATIVE AMERICANS SERIES: Parade Video, c1994.

Summary: A live-action re-creation of the history, crafts, and culture of Native Americans.  (57 min.)

 

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NANOOK OF THE NORTH: Home Vision, c1976.

Summary: Reissue of a classic 1922 silent film. Presents a documentary, based on the book entitled My Eskimo Friends, Nanook of the North, by Robert Flaherty, on the saga of an Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs. A silent film with captions.  (1 hour & 9 min.) 


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COMANCHE: Schlessinger Video Productions, c1993.

Summary: An accurate portrayal of the Comanche Indians including their history, culture and way life today.  The video challenges many still prevalent myths and stereotypes.  Examines the issue of the role of the U.S. Government, debunks myths about Native Americans, explores their spiritual relationship with nature and discusses the role of women in their society.  (30 min.)

 

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NICARAGUA WAS OUR HOME: Films Inc., 1985.

Summary: Gives an inside look at the plight of the Mikito Indians who have been terrorized by the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. Focuses on their fight for freedom and survival.  (56 min.)

 

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AMERICANS COURAGEOUS: MasterVision, 1973.

Summary: The Gloucesterman is a celebration of the people of this historic Massachusetts town over a 400-year period.  Not For Ourselves Alone is a record of victory in four U.S. military crises, a great tribute to American courage and resourcefulness.  (1 hour)

 

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AMERICA GROWS UP: MasterVision, Inc., [198-].

Summary: America's course is traced to the status of one of the leading industrial nations of the world. The American system of manufacturing and foreign policy is analyzed.  (60 min.)


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OPENING THE WEST: MasterVision Library, [19--?].

Summary: After the Civil War, the United States is on its way toward maturity and a place among the leading countries of the world with the settlement of land beyond the Mississippi.  (52 min.)


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TWO GREAT CRUSADES: AMERICAN HISTORY 1930-1945. MasterVision, [19-?].

Summary: The New Deal and World War II are the subject here, the two greatest crises to confront the nation since the Civil War.  (1 hour)

 

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WARRING AND ROARING: MasterVision, [19??].

Summary: In two parts, World War I and The 1920's, this video describes how the United States, after vacillating between isolationism and involvement, finally plunged into a European conflict, which was followed by a decade of social change and exuberance.  (1 hour)

 

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WAR BETWEEN THE STATES: MasterVision, [198-?].

Summary: Negro Slavery discusses the beginning and development of slavery in the United States and shows the life of the slave. It describes the gradual division of American society over the slavery issue, and explains how the division culminated in the Civil War. The Civil War, A House Divided describes military operations of the Civil War, and shows the effect of the war on both the South and the North.  The film discusses the dilemma confronting President Lincoln.  (50 min.)

 

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NORTH AMERICA, VOLUME 1: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN: Ernst Interactive Media Publications, c1993.

Summary: Interdisciplinary study of United States culture viewed through the eyes of children.  (25 min.)

 

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BLACK HISTORY: LOST, STOLEN, OR STRAYED : Xenon Home Video, 1991.

Summary: Examines the manner in which American historians have tended to ignore, downplay, or improperly document several significant achievements by black Americans.  (1 hour)

 

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SPIRIT OF THE DAWN: New Day Films, c1994.

Summary: Documentary that traces the history of Indian education in the U.S. and the experience of the Crow Indians in Montana.  Sixth grade teacher, Mick Fedullo, used poetry as vehicle for Crow Indian students to express their cultural heritage. (29 min.)


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FIELD TRIP TO YESTERDAY: Sunburst Communications, c1998.

Summary: Tour of Plimoth Plantation.  (25 min.) 

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THE MAYFLOWER PILGRIMS:  Janson Associates, c1995.

Summary: An animated history of the Pilgrims.  (43 min.)

 

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THE GODLY COMMUNITY: Films Inc., 1982.

Summary: Modern-day players reenact the life of 1627 Plimouth, Mass. The village is historically accurate, and visitors can watch the "Pilgrims" live out their daily schedules, thus gaining an understanding of life during that period.  (20 min.)  

 

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HISTORY OF KING PHILIP'S WAR; AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN WAR (1675-76): Bride Media International, 2000.

Summary: King Philip's War begin in 1675 when the great Wampanoag chief, Metacom, (known by the English settlers as King Philip) attacked the settlement at Swansea, MA.  The story of the bloody war that destroyed King Philip's tribe and nearly bankrupted the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies is retold through location footage at Plymouth Plantation, reenactment of war scenes, illustrations and detailed maps.  (27 min.)

 

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SINS OF OUR MOTHERS: THE STORY OF EMELINE : PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Presents the true story of Emeline Gurney of Fayette, Maine, on which Judith Rossner's novel Emeline is based.  At the age of 13, Emeline was sent by her impoverished parents to work in the mills of Lowell, Mass.  Within a year she had been seduced, given birth to an illegitimate son, given him to strangers and returned home.  Many years later she marries a man from Massachusetts, who is later revealed to be her illegitimate son.  Using town and church records and interviews with townspeople who knew her, the program reveals attitudes about community, morality and social conditions in one very small town in Maine.  (58 min.)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1861--THE CAUSE: PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Discusses the causes of the war, Union vs. States' rights, John Brown at Harper's Ferry, Lincoln's election in 1869 and the firing on Fort Sumter.  (1 hour & 30 min.)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1862--A VERY BLOODY AFFAIR: PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Describes the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln's administration. Follows McClellan's ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula.  (1 hour & 9 min.)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1862--FOREVER FREE: PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln's decision to set the slaves free, and his wait for a Union victory before proclaiming emancipation. Describes Lee's invasion of Maryland and the Battle of Antietam Creek.  (1 hour & 26 min.)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1863--SIMPLY MURDER: PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Describes the Union disaster at Fredericksburg, Lee's victory at Chancellorsville but with the loss of Stonewall Jackson and Grant's siege of Vicksburg.  (ca. 1 hour)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1863--THE UNIVERSE OF BATTLE: PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Describes the Battle of Gettysburg, the fall of Vicksburg, the use of black troops, and the battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga.  (1 hour & 35 min.)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1864--VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH: PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Gives a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee. Chronicles the series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from Wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia.  (1 hour & 20 min.)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1864--MOST HALLOWED GROUND: PBS Video,1989.

Summary: Describes the presidential campaign of 1864 and how Union victories at Mobile Bay, Atlanta and the Shenandoah Valley tilt the election to Lincoln.  (1 hour & 22 min.)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1865--WAR IS ALL HELL: PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: Covers Sherman's march to the sea, war in the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas, Lincoln's second inauguration, the fall of Petersburg and Richmond, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox.  (1 hour & 9 min.)

 

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THE CIVIL WAR: 1865--THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE: PBS Video,1989.

Summary: Covers the events from Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination and funeral, the capture of John Wilkes Booth, and the consequences of the war.  (1 hour & 8 min.)

 

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ROOTS OF RESISTANCE: A STORY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: PBS Video, c1990.

Summary: Recounts the story of black America's secret “railroad” to freedom. Interviews with descendants of slaves and slaveholders describe the personal danger and risks involved.  (58 min.)

 

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APPOMATTOX: Classic Images, 1988.

Summary: Exclusive scenes from the re-enactments of the Battle of Sayler's Creek and surrender ceremony at Appomattox.  (30 min.)

 

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THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE: Classic Images, 1988.

Summary: Lee and Jackson continued to defeat every Union general and the Rebels won their greatest battle at Chancelorsville even though outnumbered 2 to 1. But Jackson was killed during the battle, just as the crucial Gettysburg campaign was approaching.  (30 min.) 

 

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THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM: Classic Images, 1988.

Summary: Confederate successes at Cedar Mountain, and 2nd Manassas the summer of 1862, led up to the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history. Includes scenes from 125th anniversary reenactment of the Battles of Cedar Mountain and 2nd Manassas ( August, 1987) and South Mountain (September, 1987).  (52 min.)

 

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THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG: Classic Images, 1988.

Summary: Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Meade's Army of the Potomac met in combat at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863.  (1 hour)

 

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THE BATTLE OF MANASSAS: Classic Images, 1986.

Summary: Amature armies collided at Bull Run Creek on July 21, 1861, resulting in a humiliating defeat of the Union Army. "Stonewall" Jackson emerged as one of the South's ablest generals.  (31 min.)

 

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BLOODY STALEMATE: Home Vision, 1987.

Summary: The War begins in earnest as military preparations and skirmishes evolve into real battles and real blood, but Confederacy commanders fail to exploit their initial stunning victory at First Manassas. With the blockade of the Southern river and seaboard ports and the Union's decisive victory at Shiloh, both sides soon realize the conflict will be long and costly. This fascinating episode recounts the Battle of Antietam, where more Americans died in a single day than on any field of battle before or since, and concludes with Lincoln's first Emancipation Proclamation, which cleverly turns the War into a fight to free the slaves rather than a dispute over states' rights.  (1 hour)

 

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CIVIL WAR: THE FIERY TRIAL: Atlas Video Library, 1988.

Summary: On-site photography, archival photographs, art, maps, and period music bring to life the war's major campaigns, battles and leaders.  (35 min.)

 

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CONCLUSION AT APPOMATTOX: Home Vision, 1987.

Summary: This dramatic saga does not end with General Lee's Surrender to General Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. President Lincoln is tragically assassinated only five days later, and the struggle for reunification has only just begun. This final episode of the Divided Union ponders the South's legacy of defeat and the War's continuing impact on American life.  (1 hour)

 

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FORWARD TO SUMTER: Home Vision, 1987.

Summary: What caused the American Civil War? Take a personal journey through history to see that the split between North and South was not a surprise. The U.S. had been evolving into two separate societies and cultures ever since independence. This program clearly illustrates the rise of the Republican Party and the emergence of Abraham Lincoln, the moves toward secession within the South, industrialization in the North, and the impact of the cotton gin on the economic development of the South. It also traces the origins of slavery in North America.  (52 min.)

 

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HIGH TIDE OF THE CONFEDERACY: Home Vision, 1987.

Summary: The going gets tougher for everyone in 1862, even for President Lincoln. His military commanders are squabbling, his political popularity is waning, and the North seems unable to exploit its industrial and numerical superiority. Meanwhile, the South learns that neither strength nor time are on their side, and help from Europe will not materialize. But in the summer of 1863, the pace begins to quicken. The Union's decisive victory at Gettysburg where one-third of General Lee's forces are destroyed--and the capture of the strategic point of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River just one day later--mark a crucial turning point.  (1 hour)

 

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SHILOH: Classic Images, 1987.

Summary: Exclusive scenes from the 125th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh. Confederate legions under Johnston surprised Grant near Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River resulting in the Battle of Shiloh fought on April 6-7, 1862.  (30 min.)

 

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SPOTSYLVANIA: Classic Images, 1989.

Summary: A chronicle of the opening rounds in General Grant's spring campaign of 1864.  (1 hour)

 

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TOTAL WAR: Home Vision, 1987.

Summary: As the South is being worn down by means both fair and foul, the War takes its toll not only on the battlefield but also on the day-to-day life of both Northern and Southern civilians. Share the experiences of soldiers and civilians through their songs, diaries, poems, paintings, memoirs, and letters. Also examine the changing face of warfare in the light of new technological developments, Lincoln's strategic appointment of General Ulysses S. Grant as overall military commander, and the roles and experiences of Blacks--enslaved and freed--during the war.  (1 hour)

 

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VICKSBURG: Classic Images, 1989.

Summary: In 1863 Ulysses S. Grant, after months of unsuccessful attempts to penetrate the Mississippi swamps, cut loose from his supply lines and conducted a masterful campaign that resulted in the siege and surrender of the city.  (30 min.)

 

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IRONCLADS: THE MONITOR & THE MERRIMAC: Atlas Video, 1988.

Summary: Tells the story of the two astonishing vessels that fought the most memorable naval battle of the Civil War and revolutionized maritime warfare.  (30 min.)

 

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THE HOME FRONT, 1940 TO 1941: Reader's Digest, 1989.

Summary: Examines American life during the era of World War II. In this last summer of innocence, radio is still king and one of the big attractions is the New York World's Fair.  (1 hour)

 

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THE HOME FRONT, 1942 TO 1943: Reader's Digest, 1989.

Summary: Examines American life during the era of World War II. Rumors of enemy submarines off our Atlantic coast turn out to be true. A period of sacrifice develops as youngsters and women contribute to the war effort.  (1 hour)

 

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THE HOME FRONT, 1944 TO 1945: Reader's Digest, 1989.

Summary: Examines American life during the era of World War II. Film accounts of war deaths combines with home events such as the landslide reelection of President Roosevelt, worst circus fire in history in Hartford, CT, a newspaper strike in New York and an Army B-25 crashing into the Empire State Building.  (1 hour)

 

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THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: MPI Home Video, [198-?].

Summary: A ten part series that reviews the major events, personalities, social trends, business and sports achievements of the tumultuous 1960's.
1960 includes African Independence and the Congo; the presidential election (Kennedy vs. Nixon); the U-s spy place incident; Elvis Presley enters the army.  (ca. 1 hour)
1961 includes the Bay of Pigs invasion; the pill; the twist; Civil Rights Freedom Riders; Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton romance.  (ca. 1 hour)
1962 includes the Cuban Missile Crisis; the death of Marilyn Monroe; John Glenn orbits the earth; Thalildomide babies; death of Pope John.  (ca. 1 hour)
1963 includes Civil Rights March on Washington; Vietnamese Monks' self-immolation; Surgeon General's cigarette warning; death of John F. Kennedy; Great Train Robbery.  (ca. 1 hour)
1964 includes the Beatles invade America; presidential campaign (Johnson vs. Goldwater); Krushchev deposed; Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; Civil Rights workers murdered in Mississippi.  (ca. 1 hour)

1965 includes the March on Selma; murder of Malcolm X; Riots in Watts; Frank Sinatra/Mia Farrow romance; death of Winston Churchill.  (ca. 1 hour)
1966 includes the Warren Report; the Red Guard in China; Atomic bomb lost in Spain; Floods in Florence; Indira Gandhi elected Prime Minister in India.  (ca. 1 hour)
1967 includes Expo 67; the Six Day War in the Middle East; draft board demonstrations; hippies in Haight-Asbury; the Soviet Union's 50th anniversary; March on the Pentagon.  (ca. 1 hour)
1968 includes presidential campaign (Nixon vs. Humphrey; death of Robert Kennedy; Chicago Democratic Convention; death of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Jackie Kennedy marries Ari Onassis.  (ca. 1 hour)
1969 includes Woodstock; man lands on the moon; super bowl (Jets win); World Series (Mets win); Earth Day.  (ca. 1 hour)
  


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MEMORIES OF 1950-1959: THE FABULOUS 50'S: Madacy Entertainment Group, c1996.

Summary: Great events of the 1950's presented in 5 videotapes. 
1950-1951 includes the beginning of Korean War and President Truman considers using A-Bomb; Rosie the Riveter builds new B47; Kefauver hearings on organized crime; Joe DiMaggio retires from the Yankees; Juan and EviatPerson run for Pres. and Vice Pres. in Argentina; Rosenbergs found guilty.  (ca. 1 hour)
1952-1953 includes election of Dwight D. Eisenhower; Queen Elizabeth II crowned; Eva Peron died; John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier in the Society Wedding of the year; Johnny Carson first TV show; armistice signals end of Korean War.  (ca. 1 hour)
1954-1955 includes France escalates battle in Laos; terrorists stage shootout in halls of Congress; H-Bomb is tested; Christine jorgenson is honored as "Woman of the Year" for changing from a man to a woman; Salk vaccine for polio.  (ca. 1 hour)
1956-1957 includes Egypt seizes Suez Canal; revolt in Hungary; Andrea Doria sinks; Nautilus submarine unveiled; Russians launch Sputnik.  (ca. 1 hour)
1958-1959 includes Alaska joins Union as 49th state; Vice President Nixon stoned by angry crowds in South America; Charles de Gaulle returns to power; Pope Pius XII dies; Elvis inducted into army; Hula Hoops; Castro's revolution success in Cuba.  (ca. 1 hour)
  

 

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PLIMOTH PLANTATION: Schlessinger Media, c1998.

Summary: Reinactment of the people, daily life and culture in the original Plimouth Plantation of 1620, the first colonial settlement in southern New England.  (25 min.)

 

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THE WITCHES OF SALEM: THE HORROR AND THE HOPE : Learning Company of America, 1986.

Summary: A portrayal of the witchcraft trials of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.  Attempts to give an understanding of the political, psychological, and religious background of the trials and of the consequences of this episode on American history.  (35 min.)

 

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ELLIS ISLAND: A&E Home Video, c1997.

Summary:  Immigrants of every ethnic background recall their extraordinary adventures and historians explore the sometimes insensitive national policies in this two videocassette set that reveals what the immigration experience was actually like through rare photographs and film.  (2 videos--50 min. each)

 

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JAMESTOWN: Schlessinger Media, c1998.

Summary: Realistic reenactments filmed at the actual historic location show the people and daily life of this 1607 settlement  (23 min.).

 

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ST. AUGUSTINE: Schlessinger Media, c1998.

Summary: Through reenactments, viewers learn about St. Augustine, FL, the oldest permanent European settlement in America, founded by Spanish explorers in 1565.  (25 min.) 

 

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INDIANS, OUTLAWS AND ANGIE DEBO : PBS Video, 1989.

Summary: A profile of historian Angie Debo.  Focuses on her research in the 1930's uncovering a statewide conspiracy that deprived the Oklahoma Indians of their oil-rich lands and the efforts of officials and business interests to suppress her findings.  (58 min.)

 

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THE WEST: PBS & Time Life Video, c1996.

Summary: Ken Burn's presents 9 volume documentary—1.The People; 2.Empire Upon the Trails; 3.The Speck of the Future; 4.Death Runs Riot; 5.The Grandest Enterprise; 6.Fight No More Forever; 7.The Geography of Hope; 8.Ghost Dance; 9.One Sky Above Us.  (9 videos--v.1-8 ca. 1 hour & 30 min.; v.9 1 hour)


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MONUMENT VALLEY: NAVAJO HOMELAND: Holdiay Film, 1991.

Summary: Relates the majestic beauty of Monument Valley and the mystical bond between the Navajo and their ancient homeland.  (30 min.)

 

 

HISTORY OF SOUTH AMERICA

 

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THE INCAS REMEMBERED: Monterey Home Video, c1986.

Summary: A look at the ancient Incan civilization from its beginnings to its demise at the hands of the invading Spanish conquistadors, focusing on its scientific and architectural achievements.  (1 hour)


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AMAZON FRONTIER: Films Inc., 1980.

Summary: Describes Brazil's rain forests and discusses the region's economic conditions.  (20 min.)

 

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BRAZIL TODAY: Video Labs Inc., [199?].

Summary: Contemporary Brazil is explored through its cities, educational facilities, industries and geographic attractions.  (28 min.)

 

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CITY OF NEWCOMERS: Films Inc., 1980.

Summary: The story of Belo Horizonte, a city in Brazil.  (20 min.)

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PROGRESS, BUT WHO IS IT FOR?: Films Inc., 1980.

Summary: Describing the life of the automobile industry worker, the video focuses on both social and economic conditions in Brazil.  (20 min.) 

 

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SKYSCRAPERS AND SLUMS: Films Inc., 1980.

Summary: Another in a series by the BBC which focuses on the social and economic conditions in Brazil.  (20 min.)

 

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SOUTH AMERICA, VOLUME 1:Ernst Interactive Media Publications, c1993.

Summary: Interdisciplinary study of Ecuadorean Culture viewed through the eyes of children.  (23 min.)



HISTORY OF OTHER AREAS

 

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THE BLIND PROPHETS OF EASTER ISLAND: Warner Home Video, c1986.

Summary: Shows Jacques Cousteau and his Calypso crew as they search for the causes of the decline of early civilizations on Easter Island.  (ca. 1 hour)         

 
   
                                                                

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