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Ted Brandsen [electronic resource]: The European/American Divide

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Ted Brandsen, the Artistic Director for the Dutch National Ballet compares dance in America & Europe, his hopes for the future of dance, making dance accessible to new audiences, and advice to young dancers.
Online
2010
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Conquest of America

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After Columbus discovered America came the men to make a conquest. From all corners of the world, explorers reached the shores of the New World to reap untold riches, seek new routes to the Far East, and gain the most elusive glory of all - a place in history. A sweeping saga of bravery, cruelty and pure folly, these are the stories of adventurers who stopped at nothing to conquer an unknown land and its peoples. Led by legendary cities of gold and mythical passages to China, foiled by international intrigue and mutiny on the high seas, men like Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Henry Hudson, Jean Ribault, and Vitus Bering left an indelible mark on a vast new continent. Expedition logs, period accounts, and other primary materials help tell the story of America's exploration. Filled wit [...]
Online
2005
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The Multi-Cultural History of the United States: Part 1. Through 1699

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This program takes us from the earliest settlements of North America through the arrivals of the Vikings, Europeans and Colonial America. Learn about European roots and how America was different before Europeans arrived and ask the question -- 'What was Christopher Columbus looking for?'
Online
1998
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Ponce de Leon and the Search for the Fountain of Youth

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The search for youth has never been so much fun as Ponce teams up with Lucy, the Lady Pirate, in the ultimate adventure.
DVD
2005; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Viking Deception: The Truth Behind the Vinland Map

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A documentary on the controversy surrounding the authenticity of the Vinland map, which identified a large island in the Atlantic Ocean labeled "Vinilanda insula." The Vinland map predates Columbus's voyage by about fifty years and could offer proof that the Vikings discovered the New World.
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ouro Preto, Brazil: The City of Black Gold

Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto ("Black Gold") was the focal point of the gold rush and "Brazil's Golden Age" in the 18th century. With the exhaustion of the gold mines in the 19th century, Ouro Preto's influence declined, but many churches, bridges and fountains remain as a testimony to its past prosperity and the exceptional talent of the Baroque sculptor Aleijadinho.
Online
2017; 2000
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Potosí, Bolivia: The Devil’s Silver

In the 16th century, this area was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex. The extraction of silver ore relied on a series of hydraulic mills. The site consists of the industrial monuments of the Cerro Rico, where water is provided by an intricate system of aqueducts and artificial lakes; the colonial town with the Casa de la Moneda; the Church of San Lorenzo; several patrician houses; and the barrios mitayos, the areas where the workers lived.
Online
2017; 2000
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay: Peace at Last on the Río de la Plata

Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the Río de la Plata, the city was of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish. After being disputed for a century, it was finally lost by its founders. The well-preserved urban landscape illustrates the successful fusion of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles.
Online
2017; 2008
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Canada and the U.S.: Understanding Our Differences

Northrop FryeCrossing the border from the U.S. into Canada is a pretty easy affair, says Northrop Frye, one of the world’s foremost literary critics; there are no walls, no barbed-wire fences, no lookout towers. But if our borders are open to each other, our minds can sometimes be less so. There’s a lot we North Americans don’t know about each other, and a lot we have to learn. In this program with Bill Moyers, Frye speaks about our common and uncommon mythologies. He discusses our cultural differences and Canada’s struggle to establish a separate identity beyond being America’s neighbor. (30 minutes)
Online
2016; 1988
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Chichén Itzá, Mexico: The Mystery of the Decline of the Maya

This site is one of the most impressive testimonies to the Mayan-Toltec civilization of the Yucatán (10th to 15th centuries). It contains some of the most outstanding examples of Central American architecture, combining Mayan construction techniques and Toltec sculpted decoration.
Online
2017; 2002
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Old Panama City, Panama: 500 Years of Good Business

Founded in 1519 by the conquistador Pedrarías Dávila, Panamá Viejo is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. It was laid out on a rectilinear grid and marks the transference from Europe of the idea of a planned town. Abandoned in the mid-17th century, it was replaced by a "new town" (the "Historic District"), which has also preserved its original street plan, its architecture and an unusual mixture of Spanish, French and early American styles. The Salón Bolívar was the venue for the unsuccessful attempt made by El Libertador in 1826 to establish a multinational continental congress.
Online
2017; 2004
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Where Is My Grandchild?

Estela de Carlotto has spent nearly four decades searching for her grandson, one of the estimated 500 babies who disappeared after their mothers were taken by the military regime in Argentina in the 1970s.
Online
2017; 2015
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Sucre, Bolivia: Simón Bolívar's Legacy

Sucre, the first capital of Bolivia, was founded by the Spanish in the first half of the 16th century. Its many well-preserved 16th-century religious buildings, such as San Lázaro, San Francisco and Santo Domingo, illustrate the blending of local architectural traditions with styles imported from Europe.
Online
2017; 2000
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Salvador de Bahia, Brazil: City of a Thousand Churches

As the first capital of Brazil, from 1549 to 1763, Salvador de Bahia witnessed the blending of European, African and Amerindian cultures. It was also the first slave market in the New World, with slaves arriving in 1558 to work on the sugar plantations. The city has managed to preserve many outstanding examples of Renaissance architecture. A special feature of the old town are the bright, polychromed houses which are often decorated with stucco of high quality.
Online
2017; 1996
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The Jesuit Missions of Córdoba, Argentina

The Jesuit Block in Córdoba, heart of the former Jesuit Province of Paraguay, contains the core buildings of the Jesuit system: the university, the church and residence of the Society of Jesus, and the college. Along with the five estancias, or farming estates, they contain religious and secular buildings which illustrate an unprecedented 150-year-long religious, social, and economic experiment carried out in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Online
2017; 2008
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Cartagena, Colombia: Spain’s Fortress in the Caribbean

Situated in a bay of the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena has the most extensive fortifications in South America. A system of zones divides the city into three quarters: San Pedro, with the Cathedral and many Andalusian-style palaces; San Diego, where merchants and middle-class lived; and Gethsemani, the "popular quarter."
Online
2017; 1996
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina: The Magic of the Ice

Los Glaciares National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes, including Lake Argentino, a hundred miles long; at its farther end three glaciers meet to dump their effluvia into the milky grey glacial water, launching massive igloo icebergs into the lake with thunderous splashes.
Online
2017; 1997
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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso, Chile

The colonial city of Valparaíso presents an excellent example of late-19th-century urban and architectural development in Latin America. In its natural amphitheater-like setting, the city is characterized by a vernacular urban fabric adapted to the hillsides that are dotted with a great variety of church spires. It contrasts with the geometrical layout utilized in the plain. The city has well preserved its interesting early industrial infrastructures, such as the numerous "elevators" on the steep hillsides.
Online
2017; 2006
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Antigua, Guatemala: Dangerous Beauty

Antigua, the capital of the Captaincy-General of Guatemala, was founded in the early 16th century. Built nearly 5,000 feet above sea level in an earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773, but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. In the space of under three centuries the city, which was built on a grid pattern inspired by the Italian Renaissance, acquired a number of superb monuments.
Online
2017; 2004
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Puebla, Mexico: City of Churches and Beetles

About 60 miles east of Mexico City, at the foot of Popocatépetl volcano, Puebla was founded ex nihilo in 1531. The great religious buildings of Puebla such as the cathedral (16th and 17th centuries), superb palaces like the old Archbishop's Palace, as well as a host of houses whose walls are covered in tiles (azulejos) have been preserved.
Online
2017; 2003