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Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War

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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. Tells the story of the war from all perspectives, not just the American side.
DVD
2007; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Erick Hawkins' America

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Erick Hawkins speaks and performs selections from his career.
DVD
1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Voices & Visions

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The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews in this inspiring series. Illustrative poems in each program are accompanied by insights into their historical and cultural connections.The series covers the terminology of poetry and the larger role of poets in American and world literature studies.
DVD
1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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I. M. Pei: Building China Modern

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"Entering the twilight of his career, Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to work on his most personal project do date. He is commissioned to build a modern museum in the city's oldest neighborhood which is populated by classical structures from the Ming and Qing dynasties. The enormous task is to help advance China architecturally without compromising its heritage. In the end, what began as his greatest challenge and a labor of sentiment, says Pei, ultimately becomes 'my biography'"--Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Planet's Oceans

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"Investigates the health and sustainability of the world's oceans, with a special emphasis on climate change and issues affecting marine reserves, fisheries and coastal ecosystems" -- Container.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bonhoeffer

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Documentary on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologican who was one of the first to openly resist Adolf Hitler. Features photographs, archival footage, and interviews with family members, friends, students, and associates of Bonhoeffer, including the last interview with Bonhoeffer's close friend and historican, Eberhard Bethge.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Electric Nation

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Documents how electricity became a part of American daily life.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America

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Traces the roots of the Religious Right (primarily conservative Protestant Christians) from the anxious "Christian anti-Communism" of the 1950s to the sophisticated politics of the Christian Coalition today.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Campus Culture Wars: Five Stories About PC

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Examines five controversial incidents at universities around the country involving conflicts of values and "political correctness". Cases involve the use of racially insensitive language, gay rights and religious expression, pursuit of multicultural ideals, sexual harassment in the classroom, and radical feminism.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War

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"... examines the colorful characters and historic events surrounding this 100-year-old war and its relevance through the 20th century. Using reenactments, interviews with noted authors and popular historians, and more than a dozen newly arranged popular songs from the period, Crucible of empire looks at the influence of race, economics, new technologies and the news media on America's decision to go to war"--Container.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Campaign Finance: Abuses and Reforms

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Provides an overview of campaign finance reform--the failed reform of the post-Watergate era, the recent "soft money" scandals, and potential models for reform.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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The Big Dig

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The big dig documents the building of the most expensive highway project in American history, an underground road through Boston to replace that city's elevated central artery.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Bridging New York

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Bridging New York tells the story of Othmar Ammann, the greatest bridge-builder of the twentieth century.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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A Tale of Two Rivers

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A tale of two rivers shows how America harnessed two of its mightiest rivers and put them to work for its citizens. The projects - the Mississippi River's system of levees and floodways and the Colorado River's Hoover Dam - constitute vastly different engineering efforts.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Crucible of Empire [electronic resource]: The Spanish-American War

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Examines the colorful characters and historic events surrounding this 100-year-old war and its relevance through the 20th century. Using reenactments, interviews with noted authors and popular historians, and more than a dozen newly arranged popular songs from the period, Crucible of empire looks at the influence of race, economics, new technologies and the news media on America's decision to go to war.
Online
2005; 1999
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Dr. Solomon's Dilemma

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Discusses the cost-cutting HMOs with the resulting battle over ethics and priorities of American medicine.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The Wall Street Fix

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"Tracing the stunning rise and fall of WorldCom, the hottest stock--and then biggest bankruptcy--of the 1990s, correspondent Hedrick Smith uncovers the hidden ties that enabled superbanks and Wall Street insiders to profit from the telecom boom while leaving ordinary investors holding worthless stock when the bubble burst."
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Elizabeth Bishop [electronic resource]

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From childhood in Nova Scotia to travels in Brazil, illustrates the geographical soul of Bishop's life and works with scenes from her poems. Mark Strand, James Merrill, Octavio Paz and Mary McCarthy offer personal memories and commentary.
Online
1988
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Hart Crane [electronic resource]

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Diverse locations and dramatizations of his life illustrate Crane's poetry and his greatest work, "The Bridge". Contemporaries Derek Walcott, Richard Howard, and Malcolm Cowley explore Crane's brief life and rich literary legacy.
Online
1988
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T.S. Eliot [electronic resource]

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Eliot's life, influence, and poetry from the bold originality of "Prufrock" to the probing, meditative style of "Four Quartets" are explored with photos, archival footage and discussion with friends, critics, and scholars.
Online
1988