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Âs Nutayuneân =: We Still Live Here

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The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. This film tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers for many generations has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back home.
Online
2017; 2010
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Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Volume 1 [electronic resource]

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In this volume, set in 1692, Sarah Cloyce appears before a special court of inquiry set up by the Queen of England to review the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials.
Online
2005; 1985
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Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Volume 2 [electronic resource]

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In this volume Sara Cloyce willingly testifies at her own hearing using scripture from the Bible in her own defense.
Online
2005; 1985
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Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Volume 3 [electronic resource]

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Finally, the council of Ministers and Massachusetts officials begin a review of the situation. In a landmark decision, they determine that all the "witches" should be released.
Online
2005; 1985
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Utopian Promise [electronic resource]

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Explores the utopian ideals of the Puritans and Quakers. Discusses John Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity" and Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative, which reveal the Puritan view of themselves as God's chosen people. Explains how troubles in the New World and the Salem Witch Trials affected this utopian view. Introduces the Quakers and their commitment to nonviolence, tolerance, and inclusiveness. Discusses William Penn's "Letter to the Lenni Lenape Indians", and investigates the legacy of Penn's ideas. Explores how Puritan and Quaker ideals have affected modern American culture.
Online
2003
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Anonymity Vs Continuity - Bringing the Patient Back Into the Doctor's Education

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David A. Hirsh, M.D. (Instructor in Medicine and Co-Creator/Co-Director, Harvard Cambridge Integrated Clerkship, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts) presented a case for medical school curriculum change and described the development of the Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship program which incorporates a continuity of patient care approach.
DVDOnline
2010
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Just Married: The Epic Battle Over Gay Marriage

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The issue of gay marriage has polarized the country. This even- handed film follows events in Massachusetts after the state supreme court ruled 4 to 3 in favor of allowing same sex marriage. It is at the same time a lesson in the turbulent political process as a compelling portrait of several responsible, loving, stable couples who yearn for recognition by the state and their community to validate their families. Central to the story are Ellen Wade and Maureen Brodoff, both attorneys, who met and fell in love twenty years ago in law school. They have a fifteen year-old daughter Kate who appears to thrive. Although they have a comfortable suburban life, they feel deeply that they have been deprived of marital status and are "second-class citizens" because they are not "man and wife." [...]
Online
2006
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Looking for Common Ground

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When Massachusetts enacted an anti- discrimination law establishing the rights of gay and lesbian high school students, the citizens of Westhampton were embroiled in controversy. Parents, students, school committee members and local citizens were polarized. Those opposed to the new law questioned the morality of the issue and feared the consequences of introducing a "gay curriculum" in school. Supporters of this law worried about escalating drop-out and suicide rates if gay and lesbian students were not more fully accepted. The film gives voice to the gay and lesbian students who talk about their struggle for acceptance. It also allows us to hear articulate and passionate testimony from all sides of the controversy, both in interviews and community meetings. Surprisingly, in this sma [...]
Online
2000
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Our Lady's

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Our Lady's is the story of how one Boston suburban parish, energized by a dynamic leader, rose up against the powerful Church hierarchy to demand that their voices be heard. They became a part of what s been called the first full-scale laity revolt in the history of the Catholic Church. Father Walter Cuenin and his parishioners at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton, MA. Was horrified and saddened when they learned that a popular priest had molested a number of local children years before. When it was revealed that the local church hierarchy, including Boston s Archbishop Cardinal Law, had known about the abuse for years but continued to transfer the suspected priest from parish to parish, their grief turned to collective outrage. Father Cuenin, a progressive and outspoken p [...]
Online
2006
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Someone Sang for Me: A Portrait of Educator Jane Sapp

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Someone Sang for Me is a one-hour documentary by award-winning filmmaker Julie Akeret profiling the critically acclaimed African-American singer and music educator Jane Sapp. Since 1989 Sapp has been based in Springfield, Massachusetts, where her music workshops with "at risk" youth are changing lives and animating the community. Someone Sang for Me showcases Sapp's work and places her squarely at the center of the arts and social change movement. The film weaves footage of Springfield young people rehearsing, performing, and discussing their experiences with interviews with Sapp, the young artists, community activists, and scholars who explore the ways art can be used to foster social change. The film explores the ways that music education can give young people the tools they need t [...]
Online
2002
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Occupation: The Harvard Living Wage Sit-Ins

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In the last decades, colleges around the country have faced student protests over the wages paid maintenance employees. Harvard, the richest university in the world, is no exception. While its endowments have tripled in the last fifteen years, it has outsourced jobs, slashed wages and benefits for its lowest paid workers, and resisted efforts to unionize. Appalled at Harvard's practices, the students galvanized into action. They proposed a Living Wage Programme, which Harvard refused to consider. After three years of peaceful protests the students occupied Massachusetts Hall, site of the President s office. Soon a "tent city" sprang up on campus as other students joined the campaign. Gradually the workers joined the protest, no longer afraid to lose their jobs. With the threat of wil [...]
Online
2004
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Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower

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From their self-imposed exile in Holland to their perilous crossing of the Atlantic, to their first year in the new world, Desperate Crossing is the definitive story of how the Pilgrims came to live and prosper in an unfamiliar land.
Online
2006
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Paul Revere, the Midnight Rider

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Discusses the real life of Paul Revere and the many contributions he made to his country.
Online
2005
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True Story of Sacco and Vanzetti

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Re-examines the 1921 case of Sacco and Vanzetti, the anarchists who were tried for murder and executed in Massachusetts. Discusses whether they were the victims of prejudice and a corrupt judicial system.
Online
1998
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Why We Drop Out [electronic resource]: A Video Bridge Dialogue Between Youth, Teachers, and Administrators

In this video-mediated dialogue, seven students in rural Massachusetts discuss factors that led them to drop out of high school. A video of their intimate conversation is then shown to teachers, counselors, and administrators, whose reactions and responses are filmed and shown back to the students. This unique process allows participants on each level of the educational ladder to contribute to a personal and structural understanding of the many factors that derail students from graduating, such as getting held back, confrontation at school, trauma from bullying, and problems at home. The participants generate a number of solutions-based strategies, as each person has the space to be heard, to listen, and to respond. This Video Bridge and Screening Guide provide a springboard for furt [...]
Online
2015; 2014
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Irish Step Dancing [electronic resource]

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Discussion of Irish step dancing as seen from the viewpoints of a teacher, dancer, and costume supplier. Maureen Haley describes the examinations a prospective teacher must undergo in order to be registered by the Irish Dancing Teachers Association of Dublin ; she also discusses the differences between Irish step dancing and ceili dancing ; steps in the training of an Irish step dancer ; competitions at different levels ; and the typical age range of dancers. Her student Erin Blake discusses her own experiences of training, exhibitions, and competitions. She and other students of Haley are seen on video, performing at an Irish restaurant in Quincy, Mass. Maureen Britell describes the specialized costumes, shoes, and socks worn by Irish step dancers. Displaying some costumes, she disc [...]
Online
1996
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Boston & Lexington [electronic resource]: Landmarks of the American Revolution

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Scenes of Boston and Lexington, two famous places in the American Revolution. Produced by the Ford Motor Company
Online
1923
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Boston, Massachusetts [electronic resource]

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Scenes of Boston, Massachusetts, produced by the Ford Motor Company.
Online
1917