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America 1900

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The American Experience takes the time to look back at another pivotal year: 1900. Following a range of characters, from famous public figures to ordinary citizens, this program chronicles a year in the life of the nation by examining the forces of change that would ultimately shape the coming century.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Jimmy Carter

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Examines the failings of Carter's political leadership in the context of the turbulent 1970's ; and explores the role religion played in his career.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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A Family Gathering

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Tells the dramatic story of the consequences of the U.S. internment policy and the Yasui family's long battle to reclaim their place as Americans.
VHS
1990; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Race for the Superbomb

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Examines the race between the United States and the Soviet Union to create a hydrogen bomb.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Alone on the Ice: The Story of Admiral Richard Byrd

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VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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The Wright Stuff

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The story of the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplane.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Murder of the Century

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Recounts the 1906 murder of Stanford White, New York City's leading architect, by Harry K. Thaw, eccentric heir to a Pittsburgh railroad fortune, over Evelyn Nesbit, Thaw's wife. Thaw's trial touched off an extended debate over widespread acceptance of a double standard--one for rich Americans and another for everyone else.
VHS
1996; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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The Battle Over Citizen Kane

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William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, was portrayed in Citizen Kane, an Orson Welles film. Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film was to work to supress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show Citizen Kane, and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Nixon

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Covers the span of Richard M. Nixon's political life from his early political career to his resignation from the presidency.
VHS
1991; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
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America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference

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Uses interviews, official photos, home movies, and archival footage to explore the factors that shaped America's response to the Holocaust and asks the question "Why didn't America do more?" Looks at America's inaction through the experiences of a Jewish refugee trying to save his parents, and through documented evidence of official policy of the U.S. government.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Sins of Our Mothers: The Story of Emeline

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Covers the story of Emeline Gurney of Fayette Maine, who was sent by her impoverished parents to work in the mills of Lowell, Mass. Lowell was an extraordinary community, the only mill town specifically designed to employ and accomodate young women workers from all over the northeast. Explores the impact of a legend on one very small town in Maine.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Battle of the Bulge

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Archival footage and interviews with some of the surviving participants bring to life the Allied campaign of the brutal winter of 1944-45, when 500,000 troops fought the final battles with Germany and over 76,000 men died.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Journey to America

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A tribute to over 12 million men, women and children who made the torturous journey from the old world to the new between 1890-1920 arriving at Ellis Island, New York.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Last Stand at Little Bighorn

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Examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian and white man's perspective. Uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo

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A profile of historian Angie Debo. Focuses on her research in the 1930s uncovering a statewide conspiracy that deprived the Oklahoma Indians of their oil-rich lands and the efforts of officials and business interests to suppress her findings.
VHS
1989; 1988
Ivy (By Request)
16.

The Johnstown Flood

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The true story of one of the most devastating disasters in American history, the 1889 dam break that killed more than 2000 people in Johnstown, Pa.
VHS
1991; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
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George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King

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George Washington has been sculpted, painted, emulated and deified more than 200 years, but few Americans have any idea who he was. This program explores our first President's relationship with his troops and the revolutionary cause, with his slaves and his fellow founding fathers. It gives us an unconventional look at the man who insisted that America be a democracy.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Mr. Sears' Catalogue

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Explores how the Sears catalogue, giving readers a sense of urban life and a vision of middle class splendors, reflected the changes of the time and became a symbol for the national ambitions and dreams of a sprawling country. Contains biographical information on Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
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The Iron Road

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With the discovery of gold in California in 1849, fortune hunters poured into the western United States so fast that California was added to the union as a state in 1850. But the rich and expansive territory of California was a whole continent away from the existing seat of government and industry in the United States. This is the story of the completion of the transcontinental railroad which reduced the cross-country trip from several months to just nine and one half days, and meant for the first time that the United States was truly united.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Telegrams From the Dead [Videorecording]

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Examines the movement of spiritualism in the United States between 1850 and 1880.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)