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Rosie the Riveter

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Newsreels and documentary footage of the World War II era show what life was like on the American home front. Episode 1 highlights American women who answered the call to duty in the armed forces and in factories and shipyards at home. Episode 2 examines how the seeds of the sexual revolution were sown in wartime. In episode 3, the war ends suddenly and millions in the armed forces are demobilized, setting vast social changes in motion.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

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Hillary Rodham Clinton hosts this account of the former First Lady, a great American citizen who overcame personal obstacles and became a beacon of human kindness.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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While the Storm Clouds Gather [electronic resource]

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As America emerges from the hard times of the Depression, radio provides news of the foreign war zones in Europe and Asia. Though most Americans wish to stay out of the war, they support President Roosevelt.
Online
2005; 1990
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A String of Pearls [electronic resource]

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American women answer the call to duty, not only in the factories, but also in the shipyards and the armed forces. They win a place in the military despite condescension and prejudice, but soon discover the men in charge consider this change in American life temporary.
Online
2005; 1990
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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition [electronic resource]

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The attack on Pearl Harbor spurred America into action. Within a few short months the United States is transformed. Production of civil goods comes to an end as factories convert to war work.
Online
2005; 1990
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Right in Der Führer's Face [electronic resource]

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Enlisting the skills of Hollywood, Tin Pan Alley and Madison Avenue, the American government grinds out propaganda depicting Hitler and his cohorts as diabolical villains, while media attacks against Japanese-Americans lead to the internment of hundreds of civilians.
Online
2005; 1990
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On the Shady Side of the Street [electronic resource]

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Documents the trend away from traditional moral concerns during World War II as large numbers of young people leave home for the war effort, sowing the seeds of a sexual revolution.
Online
2005; 1990
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Thanks for the Memories [electronic resource]

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American show business solidly supports the war effort. Ordinary American enlisted men are honored and revered by celebrities and the public during scenes at the Hollywood Canteen and other service clubs.
Online
2005; 1990
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Mood Indigo [electronic resource]: Blacks and Whites

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Newsreels reveal that the World War II American home front is as racially segregated as the Armed Forces. Although prejudice, discrimination and race riots plague the home front, black civilians continue to back the war effort, and black servicemen distinguish themselves overseas.
Online
2005; 1990
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Accentuating the Positive [electronic resource]

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Hollywood legends like Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich stage elaborate shows overseas for troops in war zones, Armed Forces Radio transmits American music, news and pop culture to every American outpost in the world, and thousands of Red Cross volunteers try to bring a touch of home and cheer to servicemen.
Online
2005; 1990
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It's Been a Long, Long Time [electronic resource]

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Chronicles the end of World War II with the explosion of two atomic bombs. The war industry is shut down and millions in the Armed Forces return home. A new materialism, along with the GI Bill and baby boom, sends millions of Americans into mass-produced suburbs. The seeds of the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam have been planted overseas.
Online
2005; 1990
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Return to Isolationism [electronic resource]

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Discusses the conflict between President Wilson and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee over the League of Nations. Also focuses on the labor strikes, race riots, and economic problems of the United States after World War I.
Online
2005; 1978
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The First SALT Talks [electronic resource]

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Discusses the world's first major disarmament conference, the Washington Conference on the Limitation of Armament, 1921-1922. Focuses on how the conference limited the post-war arms race, especially the building of battleships.
Online
2005; 1978
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Versailles [electronic resource]: The Lost Peace

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In the closing moments of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson drew up a 14-point peace plan, including a grand design for an international League of Nations. Documents the negotiations surrounding the eventual armistice agreement ending World War I.
Online
2005; 1978
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The Great Depression and Foreign Affairs [electronic resource]

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Presents America during the Depression and how the economic collapse changed America's outlook on the world.
Online
2005; 1978
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Radio, Racism and Foreign Policy [electronic resource]

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A documentary presentation on the relationship between American public opinion and foreign policy during the 1920s. Includes coverage of the imposition of strict immigration quotas and a period of racism and ethnic discrimination as the United States tries to isolate herself after World War I, and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928. Examines the authoritarian radio campaigns aimed at enforcing a conformity of beliefs, customs and traditions deemed to be the foundation of the American way of life.
Online
2005; 1978
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FDR and Hitler [electronic resource]: Their Rise to Power

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Compares the early careers and charismatic styles of Franklin D. Roosevelt who became President of the United States in 1933 and Adolph Hitler who was appointed Chancellor of Germany during the same year.
Online
2005; 1978
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America in the Pacific [electronic resource]: The Clash of Two Cultures

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A documentary presentation providing an overview of U.S.-Japanese relations from Admiral Perry's landing in 1853 until 1933. Includes coverage of Japan's military expansion after WWI and the invasion of Manchuria.
Online
2005; 1978
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FDR and Hitler [electronic resource]: The Dynamics of Power

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Both Hitler and Roosevelt appreciated the value of mass communications. FDR took to "fireside chats," among other things, and Hitler assigned Goebbels as Minister of Propaganda.
Online
2005; 1978
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Latin America [electronic resource]: Intervention in Our Own Backyard

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Explores early U.S. policy in the Caribbean and Central and South America as Pan-American relations deteriorated until, in 1933, President Roosevelt abolished the Monroe doctrine of intervention.
Online
2005; 1978