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E 208 .A44 2002

A survey of the American revolution, from its outbreak at Lexington and Concord in April 1775 until its close with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 and the dispersion of the American Continental Army.

F 217 .A65 A67 2009

Home to the oldest mountains on the planet and the richest forests in North America -- within a mosaic of diverse habitats and cultures, Appalachia tells the story of a people struggling to find a true and proper relationship to the natural world.

E 468 .C585 2011

Ken Burns' Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president, and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.

UG 1314 .A75 A447 2017

Tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, in minute-by-minute detail through the accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were there, revealing the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster.

E 185 .61 .E93 2010

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.

D 810 .N4 F544 2008

From America's birth by fire in the Revolution to the sands of Iraq, black warriors have fought and died for our nation. 

E 185.61 .F74 2011

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. 

HC 106.3 .G73 2012

Discusses the values and the psychology behind the Great Depression and gives insights into what the 1930's meant to the average American.

E 77 .H593 2008

The series highlights the many contributions of American Indians that have influenced and shaped the history of the United States.

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Film explores the history of ownership of farm lands by African Americans from Reconstruction to the present day. Their struggle for land of their own pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them.

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Examines the 1975 incident where armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, resulting in the deaths of a Native American and two FBI agents. Explores the controversy and potential abuse of justice surrounding the case of Leonard Peltier.

E 185.86 .L66 2018

From New Orleans to Virginia, Mississippi and Canada, Frances Causey and Sally Holst travel the roads of oppression, suppression, and even hope to reveal the connections of slavery and strong arm Southern politics to the current racial strife in America.

F 395 .M5 L66 2010

A documentary on the Mexican-American civil rights movement.

E 77 .N38 2018

Native America explores the world created by America's First Peoples. The series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.

HV 5089 .P737 2011

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. 

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SF 355.S4 S4 2003

While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero.

PN 1995.9 .D6 S44 2004

Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds.

E 185.2 .S53 2012

Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's
Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force.

E 717 .S63 2007

Over the course of 113 historic days in 1898, the United States established itself for the first time as a true international power, expanding American reach around the globe. The major battles of the war were fought simultaneously in Cuba and the Philippines, providing the might of a newly reorganized U.S. Navy.

E 185.6 .U58653 2005

The culmination of a 10-year investigation to uncover the details behind the nightmarish 1955 Mississippi murder of Emmett Louis Till, an African-American Chicago teenager.

E 185.61 .C5855 2006

Offers an overview of one of America's great defining periods. A compilation of materials on the civil rights movement, from personal narratives of life in the period, to insights into the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, to the 1965 march on Montgomery.

One hundred years after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, it tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in US history.

E 354 .W37 2005

Only 30 years after gaining independence, the upstart country of the United States found itself once again battling Great Britain. Pitted against the world's most powerful nation, victory seemed unlikely. But Andrew Jackson's brilliant leadership, a lone sniper, and one of the most lopsided victories in military history turned the tide of the war.

E 44 .W417 2009

Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story.

F 591 .W44 2010

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. 

HV 636 .L8 .W54 2006

Four acts document distinct perspectives on the pivotal events that preceded and followed Katrina's passage through New Orleans.

F 204 .W5 W458 2016

From the Oval Office to the family dining room, through national crises and world wars, the 200-year story of the White House is the story of America itself.