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Harvest of Empire

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This powerful documentary exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the United States. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S., but must become part of our national conversation about immigration.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

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Director Rodrigo Reyes re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. By capturing a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes on the border, Reyes reflects on the flaws of human nature and the powerful absurdities of the modern world.
DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet

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Discusses how the CIA aided the Tibetan people in their war of resistance against the Chinese invasion during the 1950s and 60s.
DVD
 
Clemons (Stacks)
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Paul Martin

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"Participants: Paul Martin, Canadian Minister of Health and Welfare, interviewed by William Bradford Huie and Elliot Haynes. Topics: Increased prosperity, economic and population growth in Canada, comparison between U.S. and Canadian standards of living, problems of immigration, heavy taxation, lack of social services in Canada, and strained relations between the United States and Britain."--Longines Chronoscope Interviews, May 15, 1953 (200LW585).
Online
1953
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The Guantanamo Trap [electronic resource]

At Guantanamo Bay detention camp, history has proved that concepts of right and wrong can all too easily become distorted by expediency and ambiguity. This program examines the lives of high-profile individuals from both sides of the razor wire who have intimate knowledge of the horrors of Gitmo: Murat Kurnaz, a former inmate who was detained without trial for five years; former Navy officer Matthew Diaz, whose career was ruined by disclosing classified names of detainees to the Center for Constitutional Rights; Diane Beaver, author of a notorious memo defending the use of extreme interrogation techniques; and criminal prosecutor Gonzalo Boye, who has set himself the task of bringing representatives of the Bush administration to justice for crimes against humanity. Called "a fascinat [...]
Online
2011
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Making the World Safe for Democracy [electronic resource]: Manifest Destiny

As the United States reshaped Manifest Destiny for use in the 20th century, the concept came to be equated not with conquest and expansion, but with the spread of American values and institutions. Focusing on World War I and the Russian Revolution, the section "A New World Order" traces the deflected trajectory of President Wilson's idealistic plan to export democracy - a plan that ended in compromises and broken dreams. "Containment," which begins with World War II, examines the spread of communism in Asia and U.S. opposition to it via the Kennan policy of containment and the Truman Doctrine. And "Quagmire" discusses how the Kennedy and Johnson administrations felt duty-bound to escalate American political and military involvement in Vietnam as a part of an ideological proxy war bet [...]
Online
2010
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To Conquer or Redeem [electronic resource]: Manifest Destiny

With the closing of the American West, Manifest Destiny was in need of new direction. The section "New Frontiers" considers implications of Frederick Jackson Turner's Frontier Thesis as it scrutinizes U.S. history from the end of the Gilded Age to the brink of the Spanish-American War. "An Empire of Liberty" takes a step back to assess aspects of Manifest Destiny from its birth during the pre-Revolutionary era through Reconstruction. And "Benevolent Assimilation" provides an in-depth look at the Spanish-American War, the Philippines Insurrection, the annexations of Puerto Rico and Hawaii, and U.S. intervention in China during the Boxer Rebellion to illustrate how expanded economic influence, military might, and presidential powers contributed to U.S. imperialism during the administra [...]
Online
2010
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Monsters to Destroy [electronic resource]: Manifest Destiny

With the collapse of the U.S.S.R., suddenly the U.S. was the sole superpower - a militaristic global leader with no clear enemy or foreign policy goal. The section "New World Disorder" illustrates the unprecedented turbulence of the fractured post - Cold War world during the George H. W. Bush administration: the Tiananmen Square protests, the U.S. invasion of Panama, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, ethnic cleansing in the Balkans and Rwanda, and famine in Somalia. "Indispensable Nation" analyzes President Clinton's inability to create a demilitarized Manifest Destiny based solely on trade and economic growth. And "Smarter Than History" uses pivotal events from the George W. Bush presidency - the 9/11 attacks and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq - to examine the compro [...]
Online
2011
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Managing Currencies and Policy Coordination [electronic resource]

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Explains how and why countries manage their currencies. A case study explores the problems created by the rapid and large appreciation of the dollar caused by an expansive fiscal policy combined with a tight monetary policy in the United States during the mid 1980s. Explores the benefits and downsides of policy coordination in a case study of the United Kingdom joining the European Monetary System.
Online
1994
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The Guantanamo Trap (92-Minute Version) [electronic resource]

No one escapes Guantanamo Bay detention camp unscathed. This program - the 92-minute feature-length version - examines the lives of four high-profile individuals from both sides of the razor wire who have intimate knowledge of the horrors of Gitmo: Murat Kurnaz, a former inmate who was detained without trial for five years; former Navy officer Matthew Diaz, whose career was ruined by disclosing classified names of detainees to the Center for Constitutional Rights; Diane Beaver, author of a notorious memo defending the use of extreme interrogation techniques; and criminal prosecutor Gonzalo Boye, who has set himself the task of bringing representatives of the Bush administration to justice for crimes against humanity. "Not an agit prop documentary, and none of these characters fit con [...]
Online
2011
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Liberia, the Promised Land [electronic resource]

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Provides an exposé of the long involvement of the U.S. in Liberia, and the events which led to the downfall of this once promising nation. Original footage and interviews document the rise and fall of successive cruel dictatorships propped up by America.
Online
1999
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Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

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After finding out his wife is pregnant, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock sets off for the Middle East in search of Osama, to make the world safer for his unborn child. He finds that people there aren't so different from the people back home.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Henry Kissinger: Foreign Policy Speech at Wingate College

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This video is a recording of Henry Kissinger's address on foreign policy at Wingate University.
Online
1995
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A Bus for Martin Luther King

Early 20th century in the U.S. South. Segregation against the black community is rife. The Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow laws—all this finds form in daily life via ethnic separation in public places, schools, public transport, public drinking fountains, and on and on. In buses, for example, seats at the front are reserved for whites. Rosa Parks, a seamstress, lives in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, and has suffered from this social context ever since childhood. On December 1, 1955, she refuses to obey the driver of the bus she is on and give up her seat to a white passenger as laid down by the law. Arrested and jailed, she becomes the symbol of the Afro-American cause, and a young pastor, Martin Luther King, seizes on the event and starts a boycott of the city’s buses. Demonstrations, spe [...]
Online
2017; 2016
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100 Years, 100 Events: 1970's

Every decade has its share of important events. But in this completely engrossing series we bring you only the best, the most far-reaching, the most worldly, and the most consequential. You will see a unique clarity of history through the "most privy" in insider accounts and expert witnesses. Events include: Salute In Warsaw, Napalm Girl From Vietnam, The Attack On The Olympic Camp In Munich, The Guillaume Scandals, The Watergate Hotel: Nixon Resigns, Fall Of Saigon, The Mourning In Soweto, Hijack of Lufthansa, First Test-Tube-Baby, and The Islamic Revolution: Khomeini's Return To Iran.
Online
2019; 2010
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100 Years, 100 Events: 1980's

Every decade has its share of important events. But in this completely engrossing series we bring you only the best, the most far-reaching, the most worldly, and the most consequential. You will see a unique clarity of history through the "most privy" in insider accounts and expert witnesses. Events include: Lech Walesa - Solidarity, Assassination Attempt On Pope John Paul II, The Falklands War, The Diary Of Hitler, The Aids Virus: Patient Zero, NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes During Takeoff, The Chernobyl Disaster, The Death Of Uwe Barschel, Gladbeck Hostages, and The Fall Of The Berlin Wall.
Online
2019; 2010
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100 Years, 100 Events: 1960's

Every decade has its share of important events. But in this completely engrossing series we bring you only the best, the most far-reaching, the most worldly, and the most consequential. You will see a unique clarity of history through the "most privy" in insider accounts and expert witnesses. Events include: Adolf Eichmann, The Berlin Wall, The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Assassination Of U.S. President Kennedy, The "Loudmouth": Cassius Clay, A Royal Medal For The Beatles, The Goal Of Wembley, Benno Ohnesorg, Israel: The End Of The Six-Day-War, The Execution Of A Vietcong, The End Of The "Spring Of Prague", and Neil Armstrong: Man On The Moon.
Online
2019; 2010