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[Survivors of Pearl Harbor from Victoria, Texas area : 50th anniversary panel discussion].
D767.92.S86 1991
100 facts about Mexico
F1201.O5
Presents 100 facts about Mexico's name, geography, history, political system, demography, culture and customs, and economy.
1941-1945, homefront
E741.A15 2006
The shock of Pearl Harbor awoke America from its dream of isolationism. As troops went overseas and industry ramped up to supply the urgent need for war materials, a new wave of Southern blacks migrated north and west to fill the workforce--along with millions of women, who exchanged housework for war work. This program discusses the effects of World War II on the homefront, spotlighting the war's impact as a catalyst for economic, demographic and social change -- Container.
50 years war Israel and the Arabs, The
DS119.7.F54 2000
Disc 1. pt. 1. Land divided, 1947-56 -- pt. 2. The six day war, 1967 -- pt. 3. Palestinian exiles, 1970-82 -- Disc 2. pt. 4. Peacemaking, 1970-79 -- pt. 5. Banging heads, 1987-91 -- pt. 6. Land divided, 1992-98.
Begins with the 1947 U.N. decision to partition Palestine and charts the ensuing half-century of enmity, warfare, mediation and negotiations. Includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Episodes on the first disc cover Israel's struggle for statehood, including the victories against Arab armies in 1948 and 1967, and the history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The concluding program looks at the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Camp David peace accord in 1978, the start of the Palestinian "Intifada" uprising in 1987, the Oslo agreement in 1993, and the current attempts to consolidate a shaky reconciliation.
500 nations
E77.A1A2 2004
Disc 1. Series prologue: Wounded Knee legacy -- Episode 1. The ancestors: early cultures of North America -- Episode 2. Mexico: the rise and fall of the Aztecs. Disc 2. Episode 3. Clash of cultures: the people who met Columbus - Episode 4. Invasion of the coast: the first English settlements. Disc 3. Episode 5. Caludron of war: Iroquois democracy and the American Revolution - Episode 6. Removal: war and exile in the East. Disc 4. Episode 7. Roads across the Plains: struggle for the West - Episode 8. Attack on culture: "I will fight no more forever". CD-ROM software. Extensive archival and making-of material.
500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact--Booklet.
500 nations
E77.A1A2 2004
Disc 1. Series prologue: Wounded Knee legacy -- Episode 1. The ancestors: early cultures of North America -- Episode 2. Mexico: the rise and fall of the Aztecs. Disc 2. Episode 3. Clash of cultures: the people who met Columbus - Episode 4. Invasion of the coast: the first English settlements. Disc 3. Episode 5. Caludron of war: Iroquios democracy and the American Revolution - Episode 6. Removal: war and exile in the East. Disc 4. Episode 7. Roads across the Plains: struggle for the West - Episode 8. Attack on culture: "I will fight no more forever". CD-ROM software. Extensive archival and making-of material.
500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact--Booklet.
Africa : continent of contrasts /
DT12.25.A4 1994
America 1900
E711.A44 2006
It was the dawn of the American century, a time of optimism, progress, and confidence. Yet the 19th century's final year would prove to be a turning point. American troops are sent overseas for the first time, a public debate rages over sex and morality, racial tensions threaten to explode, and the pace of technological change propels everyone into the unknown. Features archival film and photographs.
America and the Holocaust deceit and indifference /
D804.3.A53 2005
Uses interviews, official photos, home movies, and archival footage to explore the factors that shaped America's response to the Holocaust and asks the question "Why didn't America do more?" Looks at America's inaction through the experiences of a Jewish refugee trying to save his parents, and through documented evidence of official policy of the U.S. government.
America's greatest victories
D743.23.A44 2002
Vol. 1. Nimitz at Midway -- Eisenhower on D-Day -- Patton at the Breakdown from Normandy -- Vol. 2. Halsey at Leyte Gulf ; MacArthur in the Philippines ; Schwarzkopf at Desert Storm.
A look at six of the 20th century's most important military engagements. Extraordinary combat footage documents the unfolding action of the careers of the leaders whose names have become legend.
Ancient China
DS721.A53 1999
From the creation legend of Panku to the demise of the Han Dynasty, this program traces Chinese history and explores the roots of Chinese culture today.
Anglo-Saxons to Elizabeth I, The
DA130.A534 1995
Using period images, contemporary "eyewitness" accounts and superb character re-enactments, thisprogram breathes new life into the history of the British monarchy, from the dark days of Anglo-Saxon times to the glorious reign of Elizabeth I.
Anne Frank & the holocaust
D810.J4A66
Bandits, bootleggers & businessmen a history of the Big Bend, Texas, 1848-1948 /
F392.B54B36 1987
Brings alive the rich history of the Big Bend Region of Texas through hundreds of old photographs and interviews with local historians, experts and long time residents.
Beat generation an American dream, The
E169.12.B2 1998
In the early 1950s a small group of writers and painters gathered in the Bohemian quarters of New York and San Francisco. They voiced their concerns over America's post WWII euphoria in a manner so raucous and colorful that the media took note and dubbed them the Beat Generation. This film portrait of this volatile period of American culture is illuminated perfectly through rare archival footage and interviews with those who lived through and influenced the era.
Becoming American the Chinese experience.
E184.C5B43 2003
[Program 1.] Gold mountain dreams -- [program 2.] Between two worlds -- [program 3.] No turning back.
Traces the history and experiences of Chinese Americans.
Benjamin Franklin : citizen of the world /
E302.6.F8B45 1995
Biography of the American Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin. An inventor and civic leader, he became a revolutionary at age 70. As a statesman, he was appointed as America's first ambassador to France and became the chief architect of the Treaty of Paris.
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth /
DA584.B473 2005
James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey portray the reluctant royals who became king and queen of England when Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loved.
Beyond Vietnam lessons unlearned /
DS558.2.B49 1992
Largely a narrative by Steve Bentley, a veteran of two tours in Vietnam and director of the Veterans Employment and Training Service, Portland, Me. Based on talks given to high school students and other groups throughout Maine. Bentley describes the experiences of Vietnam veterans, the reasons for their adjustment problems, and lessons all should learn from the Vietnam experience. Intercut with slides and film of the war.
Black history lost, stolen or strayed /
E185.86.B542
Shows how American historians have tended to ignore, downplay or improperly document several significant achievements by black Americans.
Black like me /
E185.61.G82 1992
The true story of a white writer in th early 1960's who chemically changes the color of his skin in order to experience life as a black man in the South.
Border bandits a true Texas story retold /
F392.H56B67 2004
In 1915 a group of Mexican banditos raided the McAllen Ranch, one of the largest in South Texas. The following day several Texas Rangers supposedly arrived and eliminated the perpetrators. However, this incident as reported in the official records of the Texas Rangers does not reveal the entire story. Roland Warnock, a 19-year old cowboy who worked on the neighboring Guadalupe Ranch near present-day Edinburg, witnessed two of these killings when he saw Texas Rangers from Company D shoot two unarmed men in the back and leave their corpses by the side of the road. He witnessed a car of Texas Rangers approach the two victims and fire upon them with no provocation. The occupants of the car from which the shots were fired included Texas Ranger captain Henry L. Ransom, Paul West, and driver W. W. Bill Sterling. The two innocent victims of these shootings were Jesus Bazan and his son-in-law Antonio Longoria, local Mexican American residents. Two days following these shootings, Roland Warnock's father, Frank G. Warnock, was gunned down in cold blood in the streets of Mission, Texas by W. W. Bill Sterling and his brother Ed. The producer and director of this documentary, Kirby F. Warnock, also the grandson of Roland Warnock, interviewed his grandfather in 1974 as to these incidents and recorded this interview on a reel-to-reel tape recorder. Portions of this 1974 interview of his grandfather, Rolland Warnock, are included within this documentary. The effects of these killings by the Texas Rangers are still being felt today in South Texas and have served to perpetuate distrust between Mexican Americans and the Texas Rangers and to continue friction between Hispanics and Anglos in Texas.
Brownsville black and white /
F128.3.B76 2000
Buddha in the land of the Kami (7th - 12th centuries) /
DS851.B83 1989
Begins with the creation myth of Japan and explains the origin and scope of the Kami concept; explains the arrival of Buddhism and how Buddhism and the Kami were assimilated; discusses the role of Chinese culture, style, and writing in Japanese culture; and demonstrates how the Japanese garden epitomizes the Japanese view of the relationship between man and nature, space, time, and reality.
Causes of World War I
D511.C38 1999
Chicano! the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement. 1, Quest for a homeland /
E184.M5R634 1996
A four part series chronicling various aspects of the struggles for equal rights by Mexican Americans. Episode 1 examines the events at Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, that sparked a national movement for social justice. It focuses on the 1967 struggle by Mexican Americans to regain ownership of New Mexico lands guaranteed them by the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and then visits the landmark Denver Youth Conference in 1969. The program concludes with the Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War, held in East Los Angeles in 1970...an event that turned into a tragic riot resulting in the death of renowned journalist Ruben Salazar.
Chicano! the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement. 2, The struggle in the fields /
E184.M5R634 1996
A four part series chronicling various aspects of the struggles for equal rights by Mexican Americans. Episode 2 examines the efforts of farmworkers to form a national labor union. Under the leadership of nonviolence advocate Cesar Chavez, farmworkers launched a strike against California grape growers in 1965, demanding better working conditions and fair wages. In 1970, they undertook a national table grape boycott that eventually led to the first union contracts in farm labor history. An important milestone in the struggle was the passage of the California Labor Relations Act.
Chicano! the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement. 3, Taking back the schools /
E184.M5R634 1996
A four part series chronicling various aspects of the struggles for equal rights by Mexican Americans. Episode 3 documents the Mexican-American struggle to reform an educational system that failed to properly educate Chicano students, resulting in a more than 50% drop out rate, and leaving many others illiterate and unskilled. It focuses on the 1968 walkout by thousands of Mexican-American high school students in East Los Angeles, which resulted in conspiracy indictments against 13 community leaders.
Chicano! the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement. 4, Fighting for political power /
E184.M5R634 1996
A four part series chronicling various aspects of the struggles for equal rights by Mexican Americans. Episode 4 focuses on the emergence in Texas of Mexican-American political power and the creation of a third political party, La Raza Unida. Although the idea of a third party eventually proved ineffectual, La Raza Unida inspired a generation of political activists and pioneered voter registration strategies that eventually led to the election of thousands of Chicanos to political office.
Chulas fronteras and Del mero corazon roots of Tex-Mex music /
F395.M5C48 2003
1. Chulas Fronteras (58 min.) -- 2. Del Mero Corazón (28 min.) -- 3. Lost and found bonus footage (30 min.).
Chulas fronteras (58 min., 1976) features the music and culture of Mexican-Americans living in southern Texas, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities. Del mero corazon (28 min., 1979) is a lyrical journey through the musings of the heart in the Mexican-American Nortena music tradition. Various performers are shown in dancehalls and cantinas, presenting songs of passion and death, hurt and humor, and the pleasures and torn dreams of love.
Civil War the fiery trial /
E468.7.C5
On-site photography, archival photographs, art, maps, and period music bring to life the war's major campaigns, battles and leaders.
Civil War, The
E468.7.C49 1990
episode 1. The cause, 1861 : at the crossroads of our being (100 min.) -- episode 2. A very bloody affair, 1862 : from the Peninsular Campaign to Shiloh (65 min.) -- episode 3. Forever free, 1862 : emancipation, the war ennobled -- episode 4. Simply murde
This landmark documentary film series movingly and vividly presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families, from the causes of the war and the opening guns at Sumter to the stillness at Appomatox and Lincoln's assassination and beyond.
Civil War, The
E468.7.C49 2004
Disc one. (Episode one.) The Cause -- DVD special features.
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.
Civil War, The. [Episode one]
E456.C58 1990 no.1
Prologue -- The Civil War -- The cause -- All night forever -- Are we free? -- A house divided -- The meteor -- Secessionitis -- 4:30 a.m. April 12, 1861 -- Traitors and patriots -- Gun men -- Manassas -- A thousand mile front -- Honorable manhood.
Begins with an introduction to significant people and the events that led to the beginning of the Civil War. Discusses various battles and their impact on a divided country.
Color adjustment
E185.615.C64 1991
pt. 1. Color blind TV? 1948-1968 (48 min.)--pt. 2. Coloring the dream, 1968-1988 (39 min.)
Analyzes the evolution of television's earlier, unflattering portrayal of blacks from 1948 until 1988 where they are depicted as prosperous, having achieved the American dream, a portrayal that is inconsistent with reality.
Conflict in Indochina post World War II /
DS557.7.C66 1999
Conflict in the Pacific
D767.C664 2003
Crucible of empire the Spanish-American War /
E715.C78 2007
An account of the United States' war with Spain beginning in 1898 which eventually led to U.S. control of Cuba and the Philippines, and later resulted in the independence of those two countries. Explains the United States' experiment in imperialism, which it later decided against.
Czechs within a Texas checkerboard /
F395.C9C9
Das Leben von Adolf Hitler = The life of Adolf Hitler.
DD256.5.L4
Daule colored school, Cuero, Texas : the tradition continues.
F394.C9D38
"This 60 minute documentary looks at the teachers, students and community affected by the closing of an all-black school in the late 1960s.The program looks at the effects of the closing of Daule High School, named for Eugene A. Daule, African-American educator who served as a pioneer of black education in DeWitt County, Texas."
Death and the Civil War
E456.A44 2012
Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War.
Design for war, the battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1941
D770.D473
The stirring saga of the American and Allied naval operations during World War II is a visual panorama. This documentary film features the high points of the war on land and sea from 1939 to 1941 as recorded in footage taken by Allied and enemy combat photographers.
Discovering England :
DA632.D57
Explore the wonders of England from the pomp and ceremony of Buckingham Palace to the lovely green countryside.
Divided union the story of the American Civil War 1861-1865, The
E468.B35 1987
v. 1. Forward to Sumter -- v. 2. Bloody stalemate -- v. 3. High tide of the Confederacy -- v. 4. Total war -- v. 5. Conclusion at Appomattox -- v. 6. Index and memorabilia.
Dust bowl /
F786.D877
Discusses the neglect of the land, the neglect of the people who farmed the land, and the exploitation, speculation, and complacency which resulted in a mass migration from the drought-ridden areas of the southwest to California.
East side story /
DK266.4.E28 1998
A documentary of Soviet and eastern bloc communist musicals films.
El corrido de la Revolucion Mexicana
F1234.C67 1989
A documentary illustrated by Ignacio Lopez Tarso, telling in songs the struggles and triumphs of the Mexican revolution. These songs tell the stories of battles fought and lives lost, and of the men who changed the course of Mexican history.
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years /
E185.615.E93 2010
Disc 1. Awakenings, 1954-1956 / produced and directed by Judith Vecchione -- Fighting back, 1957-1962 / produced and directed by Judith Vecchione -- Disc 2. Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961 / produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell -- No easy walk, 1961-1963 / produced, directed and written by James A. DeVinney, Callie Crossley -- Disc 3. Mississippi: Is this America? 1962-1964 / produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell -- Bridge to freedom, 1965 / produced, directed and written by Callie Crossley, James A. DeVinney.
The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years /
E185.615.E93 2010
Disc 1. Awakenings, 1954-1956 / produced and directed by Judith Vecchione -- Fighting back, 1957-1962 / produced and directed by Judith Vecchione -- Disc 2. Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961 / produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell -- No easy walk, 1961-1963 / produced, directed and written by James A. DeVinney, Callie Crossley -- Disc 3. Mississippi: Is this America? 1962-1964 / produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell -- Bridge to freedom, 1965 / produced, directed and written by Callie Crossley, James A. DeVinney.
The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years /
E185.615.E93 2010
Disc 1. Awakenings, 1954-1956 / produced and directed by Judith Vecchione -- Fighting back, 1957-1962 / produced and directed by Judith Vecchione -- Disc 2. Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961 / produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell -- No easy walk, 1961-1963 / produced, directed and written by James A. DeVinney, Callie Crossley -- Disc 3. Mississippi: Is this America? 1962-1964 / produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell -- Bridge to freedom, 1965 / produced, directed and written by Callie Crossley, James A. DeVinney.
The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.
Fahrenheit 9/11
E902.F347 2004
Through actual footage, interviews, and declassified documents, Michael Moore illustrates the connections President Bush has to the royal house of Saud of Saudia Arabia and the bin Laden's, how the president got elected on fraudulent circumstances and then proceeded to blunder through his duties while ignoring warnings of the looming betrayal by his foreign partners. When the treachery hits with the 9/11 attacks, Moore explains how Bush failed to take immediate action to defend the nation.
Fall of Saigon and the South Vietnamese exodus to America, The
E184.V53F35 2000
One of the effects of war has long been the displacement of peoples. This balanced two-part series puts a human face on the issues surrounding the Vietnam experience of coming to live in the country that had been their enemy.
First Texans American Indian people in North Texas /
E78.T4F57 1991
Looks at the value system of the native American Indian people living in the Dallas metroplex and the strong sense of identity it provides. Focuses on the adaptability of these people who juxtapose carrying on the traditions of their tribal past with the responsibilities of being modern day community citizens. The strong family ties, the allegiance to their heritage, and the influences of tribal traditions that go back hundreds of years to their ancestors highlights this in-depth look at the descendants of the first inhabitants of the southwest.
Fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara, The /
E840.4.M46B58 2004
The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missle Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War.
From gutsy mavericks to quiet heroes true tales of Texas women.
F391.F82 1997
Frontier House
F731.S47 2002d
Three modern families were chosen to learn to survive as if the year is 1883. Using the tools and technology of that time they must make difficult choices and cope with the consequences in the Montana wilderness.
Genius that was China, The: empires in collision /
DS721.G46
From the 15th to the 18th centuries, Europe underwent a transformation propelled by a revolution of science and technology. While many of the technologies had originated in China, it was in the Western nations that innovation turned into invention, and invention into economic, military and social expansion. The European Jesuits sent to China from 1500 to 1700 failed to convert the Chinese to Christianity , and also failed to convince the Chinese of the superiority of Western culture. While the Western nations traded with the Chinese, the Chinese did not reciprocate. The Chinese eventually imported opium from Europe. Efforts to suppress the opium trade led to conflict with Great Britain whch led to the Opium War, 1839 in which China was defeated and entered into an economic slump and decline.
Great battles of World War II victory in the Pacific.
D743.G74 1987
v. 1. The first years : Pearl Harbor, Corregidor, Midway -- v. 2. Counterattack : the Solomons, Tarawa, the Burma road -- v. 3. 1944 : Closing in : Saipan, Guam, Leyte Gulf -- v. 4. 1945 : The end approaches : Manila, Iwo Jima, Okinawa.
Great Britain and Germany, 1933-39
DA566.7.G73
Discusses Britain's policy of appeasement of Germany during the 1930s.
Great War, The
D570.G76
Shows some of the events that led to World War I. Describes the progress of the war itself, the role of the United States in the war, and the impact of the war upon the people of the United States.
Hearts and minds
DS557.73.H43 2002
Examines the American consciousness that led to involvement in Vietnam. Includes interviews with General William Westmoreland; former Secretary of Defense, Clark Clifford; Senator William Fulbright; Walt Rostow; and Daniel Ellsberg.
History of Mexico, The
F1226.H5 1998
The fascinating and ancient land of Mexico is detailed in this dynamic video. Explore the rich history of Mexico from ancient civilizations through the modern day.
History of slavery in America, A
E441.H5 1994
Explores the institution of slavery in North America from the 1600s to the early days of Reconstruction.
Horatio's drive America's first road trip /
E168.H67 2004
Huey Long
E748.L86H84 2004
No modern politician has captured the American imagination as has the Kingfish--Huey Long. Two years in the making, Ken Burns' documentary traces Long's spectacular career from the 1920s when he burst out of Louisiana's red clay hills to smash the state's power structure under the banner "Every Man a king" - Publisher's website.
Hunt for Pancho Villa, The
F1234.H85 1993
Linda Hunt narrates this program about the "Punitive Expedition" into Mexico that failed to capture Pancho Villa and brought the United States and Mexico to the brink of war.
Indians of North America : Video collection II /
E77.I53 1995
[v. 1] The Chinook -- [v. 2] The Creek (Myskokulke) -- [v. 3] The Crow (Absaroke) -- [v. 4] The Huron(Ouedat) -- [v. 5] The Lenape -- [v. 6] The Menominee -- [v. 7] -The Narragansett (Enishkeetompauog) -- [v. 8] The Potawatomi (Bodewad mi) -- [v. 9] The
"Ten outstanding additions to the distinguished Indians of North America Video Collection I, these new titles cogently present the culture of Native Americans, their contemporary and historical struggles, and their relationships with non-native society. Eminent historians and representative tribe members clarify misconceptions about Native Americans and enlighten all viewers about these fascinating, previously unexplored cultures"--note on container.
Introducing Chile
F3310.9.I58 1992
Describes the geography, industry and people of Chile.
Jazz age, 1919-1929, The
E784.J39
Describes the spirit of the 1920's by showing clips from newsreels, and by presenting music of the period. Portrays life in the United States from the signing of the Treaty of Versailles to the stock market crash, highlighting isolationism, woman suffrage, prohibition, gangland warfare, flappers, Americans in Paris, and Lindbergh's Atlantic flight.
King go beyond the dream to discover the man /
E185.97.K5K56 2008
Forty years after Martin Luther King's assassination, newsman Tom Brokaw, takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary. Go beyond the legend to portray the man, the questions, the myths, and the relevance of Dr. King's message in today's world.
Kristallnacht the journey from 1938 to 1988 /
DS135.G3315K75 1988
Marks the fiftieth anniversary of the two-day attack by the Nazis on the Jews and synagogues in Germany and Austria which signalled the beginning of the Holocaust. Examines the struggles of Jews who live in Berlin and Vienna today and records the efforts of people in Germany and Austria to come to terms with their pasts.
Las Vegas
F849.L35L3 1995
The complete story of Las Vegas and its monumental masterpieces, from its origins as a dusty cow town, through its heyday as a mecca for the mob, to its modern renaissance as a family-style fantasyland.
LBJ and Vietnam in the eye of the storm /
DS558.L25 2002
Uses secret recordings of phone conversations, cabinet meetings and other discussions between Lyndon Johnson and key officials of his administration, along with reenactments of those meetings to offer a different view of the Vietnam War and its effect on Johnson's presidency.
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery /
F592.7.L679 2004
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.
Life in the thirties
E806.L54 2003
Humorist Robert Benchley explains the Depression -- A nation turns against Hoover -- The New Deal takes shape -- Prohibition bites the dust -- Voice of the demagogue -- Crime of the century -- Hindenburg disaster -- Fascists on parade -- Swing and cafe society -- 1939 New York World's Fair.
A documentary film portraying life in America during the 1930's. Includes scenes showing social and economic trends, and the events and personalities that attracted the attention of the average person.
London, the making of a city
DA677.L66
[pt.1] Romans, Vikings, Saxons : conquerors, AD43-1066 -- [pt.2] Medieval London : Kings and merchants, 1066-1500 -- [pt.3] Tudor and Stuart London : courts and commons, 1500-1666 -- [pt.4] Stuart and Georgian London, 1667-1850 : the good life -- [pt.5] E
Describes the development of London from its founding by the Romans, through its conquerors, disasters, and triumphs to its astonishing growth and power at the end of the nineteenth century.
Longest hatred, The
DS145.L66 1993
Traces anti-Semitism from its earliest manifestations in antiquity to the recent ominous outbreaks in Germany, Russia, and elsewhere. Includes three parts: From the cross to the swastika; Enemies of the people; and, Between Moses and Muhammed.
Margaret Thatcher the iron lady.
DA591.T47M37 1999
Margaret Thatcher once predicted that there would never be a female Prime Minister in Great Britain in her lifetime, yet she went on to become the longest-serving Prime Minister in 20th-century British history. Composed of powerful archival footage, this program tracks the controversial career of the woman dubbed "The Iron Lady"--a forceful leader who dismantled decades of political consensus by warring with the Labour opposition, trade unions, the Argentine army, the European Union, and even her own party. As both a biography and a concise summary of British politics from the '50s through the '90s, this documentary is a valuable resource.
Mario Vargas Llosa the story of the novelist who would be president /
F3448.4.V3M375 1990
Highlights Vargas Llosa's childhood, Peruvian society and his campaign for the presidency. Vargas Llosa also reads passages from some of his works.
Martin Luther King "I have a dream."
E185.97.K5M295 2005
I Have A Dream contains King's entire inspirational speech in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.
Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream."
E185.97.K5A5 2004
1. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963 ("I have a dream") -- 2. Brown Chapel, Selma, Ala., March 8, 1965 -- 3. Final speech, day before Dr. King's Assassination, April 3, 1968 -- 4. Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy, April 4, 1968.
Martin, the emancipator : a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King /
E185.97.K5M36 1984
An overview of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., told by those who knew him and worked with him and illustrated with documentary film and photos.
McCarthy : death of a witch hunter /
E748.M143M33
Examines the man whose name has become synonymous with the blacklisting fervor of The Cold War and provides an overview of the 1954 Army- McCarthy hearings. Includes a special introduction by Paul Newman.
Merchants of cool, The
E169.12.M47 2001
Explores the culture in which today's American teenager is growing up and how they've come to view themselves and their parents.
Mexican prehispanic cultures
F1219.M49 1986
Shows the Mexican culture and its fascinating past. Several high cultures flourished : the talented Toltecs, the courageous Aztecs, and the erudite Mayas.
Mexico a story of courage and conquest /
F1226.M52 1999
v. 1. Mexico : God, gold and glory -- v. 2. Mexico : from independa[sic]nce to the Alamo -- v. 3. Mexico : battle for North America -- v. 4. Mexico : revolution and rebirth.
More than bows & arrows
E98.C9M67 1985
Examines the diverse contributions of American Indians to American culture.
More than broken glass : memories of Kristallnacht /
DS135.G3315M67 1989
Through archival footage, photographs and firsthand interviews with witnesses, this video forms a sharp portrait of the night the Nazis began their campaign against the Jews.
Motion picture history of the Korean War, A
DS918.M67 1984
Presents the Korean War fighting and the problems encountered by American and United Nations forces during the major phases of the battle from the initial gunfire on June 25, 1950, to the armistice on July 27, 1953.
Mythology of ancient Mexico
F1219.3.R38M9 1991x
Discusses the succession of civilizations in prehistoric Mexico and traces the development of various gods and goddesses from one culture to the next. Shows how the civilizations of Mexico integrated their religious beliefs into their everyday lives.
Napoleon Bonaparte
DC201.N2 1999
Tracks the course of events surrounding France's famous military and political leader.
Navajo code talkers
D810.C88N38 2006
Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II.
New generation Vietnamese-Americans today, The
E184.V53N49 2001
Program documents the process of assimilation into American culture of refugees from the former Republic of Vietnam through candid interviews with first- and second-generation Vietnamese-Americans. Examines stresses on the family unit, gang membership and drug abuse, anti-Vietnamese racial bias, and
Not so long ago
E169.02.N6 1983
A documentary film portraying life in America--the personalities and the major events of the frivolous and fateful years 1945 to 1950.
Oliver North fight for freedom
E876.O45 1987
Excerpts from Oliver North's testimony before the Congressional committee investigating the Iran-Contra Affair and testimonials from North's backers and associates showing North to be a patriot trying to keep communism from the hemisphere in the finest tradition of freedom fighters of all time.
Our spirits don't speak English Indian boarding school /
E97.5.O97 2008
Movie -- Chapters: 1. Invasion and conquest -- 2. Conversion to Christianity -- 3. Assimilation -- 4. Boarding school expirence -- 5. Losing their heritage -- 6. The decision to attend -- 7. Life after boarding school -- 8. Making the system work for them -- More info [additional award winning DVDs produced by Rich-Heape Films].
Imagine you are a child, taken from your home, your family, taken from everything you know. In 1869, the U.S. government enacted a policy of educating Native American children in the ways of western society. By the late 1960's, more than 100,000 had been forced to attend Indian Boarding School--Container.
Panama Canal
F1569.C2P36 1994
The French began construction on the Panama Canal in 1880, but abandoned the project after nine years and a loss of 20,000 lives. The United States took over the project and completed it on January 7, 1914. This historical account of its construction examines the ingenuity and enterprise that went into making it one of the 20th-century's engineering wonders.
Pioneer life in Texas, 1820-1860
F389.P56 1989
Postville when cultures collide /
F630.J5P67 2001
This production was originally broadcast on Iowa Public Television and tells the story of how a small Iowa town is dealing with multiculturalism. Postville, Iowa is where more than 300 Hasidic Jews, plus hundreds of Mexicans, Guatelmalans, Ukrainians and Russians have taken up residence in the last decade. This program explores the struggles and rewards of the social and economic changes.
Psychological residuals of slavery, The
E441.P79 1995
Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy, internationally acclaimed family therapist and educator, examines the negative psychological legacy of slavery for African Americans.
Real West, The
F591.R39
A story of the American West using vintage photographs and new film. Tells about hardship, hunger, failure, and murder, the wild fun of gold rushes; the cow towns, and peace officers who were cowards. Describes an army whose task it was to vanquish a people fighting for its homeland and worthless men who have become heroes on television.
Recordar.
F535.M5R42 1988
A film about four generations of Mexican-American family, and how they perceive themselves and how they are perceived by others.
Russia's war blood upon the snow /
D764.R87 1995
V. 1. The darkness descends ; The hour before midnight -- V. 2. The Goths ride east ; Between life and death -- V. 3. The fight from within ; The cauldron boils -- V. 4. The citadel ; False dawn -- V. 5. The fall of the swastika ; The cult of personality.
Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II, struggling to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin and to combat Hitler and the German Army.
Samurai Japan
DS827.S26 1999
From their ascension to power in the 13th century to the unconditional surrender of Japan at the end of World War II, the Samurai, with their code of virtue and discipline, created a society that prized one's honor over one's life.
Sentinels of silence /
F1219.3.P9S45 1990
Aerial views of seven archeological sites in Mexico. Shows stone palaces, deserted temples, pyramid mounds, and elaborate carvings.
Settlement of Texas, The
F389.S47 1997
pt. 1. The native Americans (30 min.) -- pt. 2. The Hispanics andAmerican (30 min.).
The settlement of Texas dates back almost 12,000 years ago, to the first evidence of Native American occupation. This two-part video traces the settlement of our Lone Star state up through 1836: from those early times, up to the arrival of the Spanish and French, and including the influx of the Americans.
Ship of slaves : the middle passage /
E441.S54 1996
Details the trials and tribulations of the slaves on their voyage from Africa to the Americas on slave ships.
Soul of a people writing America's story /
E175.4.W9S68 2009
This documentary recounts the role of the Federal Writers Project as the largest cultural experiment in the nation's history. Program focuses on the role played by writers who recorded local and oral histories all over the nation, many finding national acclaim as a result.
Spanish Civil War the last great cause, The
DP269.M58 2001
Featuring large-scale reconstruction of key events, dramatized eyewitness accounts plus rare archive film and period imagery, this program tells the powerful stories behind a great civil war that tore a nation apart: the Spanish conflict that brought Franco to power.
Statue of Liberty
F128.64.L6S738 2004
"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts."--Publisher's website.
Statue of Liberty enlightening the world, The
F128.64.L6S77 1995
Discover the glory of this gift from France in a breathtaking look at the creation and restoration of "Liberty enlightening the world."
Stonehenge : if only the stones could speak /
DA142.S76 1988
Shows Stonehenge in England. Sue Jay interviews Prof. Atkinson, Nigel Pennick and the public about what Stonehenge was built for.
Sun dagger, The
E99.P9S8 1983
Describes the discovery of a celestial calendar in the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico which was constructed more than 1,000 years ago by the Anasazi Indians. Describes the complex workings of the calendar and the culture of the Indians who built it.
Ten years of the Berlin Wall
DD881.T46
Texas yesterday & today "the course of a Texas river" /
F392.A17T4 2002
The dust bowl
F595.D87 2012
The Great plow up -- Reaping the whirlwind.
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.
The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers /
DS558.M6783 2010
Gulf of Tonkin -- I need blood -- Vietnam, 1965 -- Asleep at the wheel -- Secrets -- My life, split in two -- Tony Russo -- Xeroxing -- The leak -- The New York times -- Pentagon papers revealed -- Senator Mike Gravel -- Wouldn't you go to prison? -- Nixon and his plumbers -- No one is listening -- The trial -- Aftermath.
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. ... one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its president, and the Supreme Court -- a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War.-- Container.
The real George Washington
E312.R43 2009
Special feature: Founding father facts.
A look at America's first president, whose face is as familiar as the dollar bill but whom most of us hardly know. By using high-tech tools and scientific techniques, archaeologists, scientists, and historians are uncovering new clues about who George Washington really was.
The Revolution
E208.R48 2006
Disc 1: Boston, bloody Boston ; Rebelling to Revolution ; Declaring independence ; American crisis -- Disc 2: Path to world war ; Forging an army ; Treason & betrayal -- Disc 3: The war heads South ; A hornet's nest ; The end game -- Disc 4: Becoming a nation ; Road to the residency ; A president and his Revolution ; Special feature.
From the roots of the rebellion and the signing of the Declaration of Independence to victory on the battlefield at Yorktown and the adoption of the United States Constitution, this program tells the remarkable story of this important era in history. Venturing beyond the conventional list of generals and politicians, The History Channel introduces the full range of individuals who helped shape this great conflict, including some of the war's most influential unsung heroes. Through cinematic recreations, intimate biographical investigations, and provocative political, military, and economic analysis,'The Revolution' breathes new life into one of the most pivotal periods in American history.
The Revolution
E208.R48 2006
Disc 1: Boston, bloody Boston ; Rebelling to Revolution ; Declaring independence ; American crisis -- Disc 2: Path to world war ; Forging an army ; Treason & betrayal -- Disc 3: The war heads South ; A hornet's nest ; The end game -- Disc 4: Becoming a nation ; Road to the residency ; A president and his Revolution ; Special feature.
From the roots of the rebellion and the signing of the Declaration of Independence to victory on the battlefield at Yorktown and the adoption of the United States Constitution, this program tells the remarkable story of this important era in history. Venturing beyond the conventional list of generals and politicians, The History Channel introduces the full range of individuals who helped shape this great conflict, including some of the war's most influential unsung heroes. Through cinematic recreations, intimate biographical investigations, and provocative political, military, and economic analysis,'The Revolution' breathes new life into one of the most pivotal periods in American history.
The Revolution
E208.R48 2006
Disc 1: Boston, bloody Boston ; Rebelling to Revolution ; Declaring independence ; American crisis -- Disc 2: Path to world war ; Forging an army ; Treason & betrayal -- Disc 3: The war heads South ; A hornet's nest ; The end game -- Disc 4: Becoming a nation ; Road to the residency ; A president and his Revolution ; Special feature.
From the roots of the rebellion and the signing of the Declaration of Independence to victory on the battlefield at Yorktown and the adoption of the United States Constitution, this program tells the remarkable story of this important era in history. Venturing beyond the conventional list of generals and politicians, The History Channel introduces the full range of individuals who helped shape this great conflict, including some of the war's most influential unsung heroes. Through cinematic recreations, intimate biographical investigations, and provocative political, military, and economic analysis,'The Revolution' breathes new life into one of the most pivotal periods in American history.
The Revolution
E208.R48 2006
Disc 1: Boston, bloody Boston ; Rebelling to Revolution ; Declaring independence ; American crisis -- Disc 2: Path to world war ; Forging an army ; Treason & betrayal -- Disc 3: The war heads South ; A hornet's nest ; The end game -- Disc 4: Becoming a nation ; Road to the residency ; A president and his Revolution ; Special feature.
From the roots of the rebellion and the signing of the Declaration of Independence to victory on the battlefield at Yorktown and the adoption of the United States Constitution, this program tells the remarkable story of this important era in history. Venturing beyond the conventional list of generals and politicians, The History Channel introduces the full range of individuals who helped shape this great conflict, including some of the war's most influential unsung heroes. Through cinematic recreations, intimate biographical investigations, and provocative political, military, and economic analysis,'The Revolution' breathes new life into one of the most pivotal periods in American history.
This land of God
DS109.T55 1980
A beautiful and educational adventure for those who have not yet visited the Land of the Bible.
Thomas Jefferson
E332.T38 2004
Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson
E332.T38 2004
Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.
Touring royal castles & stately homes of England
DA660.T685 1992
Tours of Beaulieu, Blenheim Palace, Broadlands, Castle Howard, Chatsworth, Harewood House, Warwick Castle, Woburn Abbey.
True whispers the story of the Navajo code talkers /
D810.C88T78 2007
Explores from the Native point of view the complex story of the role that the Native American code talkers and the Navajo language played in secret communications during World War II. No cryptography system proved as effective during the war as did the use of Navajo code talkers using their tribal language to trasmit military comminques. Countless American lives were saved because of the service of these brave young Native American Marines.
Twisted cross, The
DD256.5.T84
Uses footage from German news films in telling the story of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement from Hitler's lowly beginnings in 1923, to his lofty days as conqueror of the European mainland, his defeat and suicide.
U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848
E404.U55843 2006
Disc one, Part I: Introduction -- Neighbors and strangers -- Wound -- Hardest working man in the United States -- Terrible word -- Rough and ready -- "Hostilities have commenced" -- Declaration of war -- Volunteers (55 min.); Part II: Introduction -- War for the borderlands -- Native lands -- Other
In 1845, President John Tyler signed a Congressional resolution to annex Texas, and by 1846, 4,000 troops were on the Rio Grande. Shortly thereafter, President James Polk proposed that Mexico sell its northern half to the U.S. Hostilities commenced and the U.S. crossed the border to occupy Matamoras, U.S. warships landed troops at Veracruz, who fought their way overland to Mexico City. Santa Anna led a defending army, but the Mexicans were overwhelmed. In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico sold its northern territories ot the U.S. for $15 millon. For Mexico, the war was a traumatic event that resulted in the loss of many lives, half its territory, and a great deal of pride and hope for the future. However, it brough together a people who still were struggling with what it meant to be Mexican, just 20 years after achieving independence from Spain. This film examines both sides of a conflict that changed the shape of nations and left a legacy that endures to this day.
Unit 731 nightmare in Manchuria /
DS777.533.B55U55 1999
Unit 731, part of the Japanese Army in occupied Manchuria, conducted experiments on live human subjects. Most of its work centered around biological weapons. None of the Japanese participants were tried after the war because of a deal made with the U.S.
Victoria! a history of Victoria & Victoria County to 1898.
F392.V5V53 1996
Vietnam -- images of war
DS557.72.V53
A montage of scenes covering the fifteen years of the war. Shows the battles, the political scenes, and daily struggle for survival.
Vietnam, a television history /
DS557.7.V537 1992
v. 1. episode 1. : Roots of war ; episode 2. : The First Vietnam War, 1946-1954 -- v. 2. episode 3. : America's Mandarin, 1954-1963 ; episode 4. : LBJ goes to war, 1964-1965 -- v. 3. episode 5. : America takes charge, 1965-1967 ; episode 6. : With America
A 13-part documentary program which follows events in Vietnam from the 1945 revolution against the French to the U.S. evacuation from Saigon in April 1975.
War of 1812, The
E354.W37 2005
(Vol. 1.) First invasion : the War of 1812 -- Save our history : the star-spangled banner -- Bonus program: behind the scenes of First invasion: the war of 1812.
(Vol. 1.) First invasion : the War of 1812, depicts how only 30 years after winning the independence, the upstart United States waged another war with Great Britain. Motivated by the high-seas capture of American sailors and the desire to annex Canadian lands, President Madison declared war. Thanks to the aim of a lone sniper, the skill of Andrew Jackson, the fortitude of the people of Baltimore, and the events of September 11, 1814, America would triumph again, ensuring the survival of the fledgling nation. -- Save our history : the star-spangled banner recaptures the events that led Francis Scott Key to write the song which would become our national anthem. This song was written at the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. -- (vol. 2.) The battle of New Orleans shows how General Andrew Jackson led a motley group of Creoles, freeborn blacks, local Native Americans and poorly armed frontiersmen to defeat the British army effectively ending the War of 1812. -- Biography: Andrew Jackson : a man for the people shows how Andrew Jackson, known as "Old Hickory", took office in 1828 as President of the United States building on a reputation for leadership earned in battle during the War of 1812. -- The great ships: the Ironclads presents how In the 19th century, the iron clad warships represented a radical advance over all earlier war ships making the wooden Navies of the world obsolete overnight. -- Extreme history: surviving an 1812 battleship provides a look at what it was like to engage the enemy from inside an 1812 battleship.
War, The
D811.5.W37 2007
Disc 1. Necessary war -- disc 2. When things get tough ; Deadly calling -- disc 3. Pride of our nation -- disc 4. Fubar -- disc 5. Ghost front -- disc 6. World without war.
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
Warbirds of World War II
D785.W37 1997
B-17 Flying Fortress -- P-38 Lightning -- B-24 Liberator -- P-40 Warhawk -- P-47 Thunderbolt -- P-51 Mustang -- B-29 Superfortress.
... describes in great detail seven of the key war planes of World War II.--Container.
Wars of the roses, The: to Bosworth Field
DA16.W27 1996
Struggle for power between the House of York and the House of Lancaster in 15th century England, which culminated in the Battle of Bosworth Field.
Watergate the secret story /
E860.W37 1992
This documentary offers a new, in-depth analysis of the Democratic Headquarters break-in at the Watergate Hotel, the subsequent cover-up, and the FBI investigations leading to President Nixon's resignation through interviews with key players throughout the government and the media who were involved in the affair.
Western Front World War One, The
D530.W47 1999
This video concentrates on the main theatre of the First World War, the Western Front.. The material examines trench warfare. It examines the huge, costly offensives which were made across a shell-torn no-man's land, against barbed wire, machine guns and artillery fire.
Why we fight
DS79.76.W49 2006
Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.
With the Marines at Tarawa
D767.917.W57 1984
Records through combat photography the 1943 naval bombardment of this Pacific island.
Women of courage
D810.W7W5 1993
Presents the story of the American women who flew America's fastest fighters and biggest bombers during WWII. Includes rare historical footage and first hand accounts.
Wonders of the African world
DT14.W66 2004
[disc 1.] Black kingdoms of the Nile ; The Swahili coast -- [disc 2.] The slave kingdoms ; The Holy Land -- [disc 3.] The road to Timbuktu ; Lost cities of the South.
This documentary presents Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on a journey from Zanzibar to Timbuktu, the Nile River Valley to Great Zimbabwe, the slave coast of Guinea to the medieval monasteries of Ethiopia in search of the lost wonders of the African world.
World War II Veterans Committee third annual conference, The
D811.A2C66 2000
Yo soy Chicano
E184.M5Y6 1993
Portrays the Chicano experience, from its roots in pre-Columbian history to the present, by dramatically recreating key events in Mexican history and by presenting interviews with Chicano leaders, Dolores Huerta, Reies Lopez Tijerina, Rodolfo Gonzalez, and Jose Angel Gutierrez, who discuss solutions to the oppression of Chicanos.