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A Consumers' Republic; Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America

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Cohen examines the role of "consumer as purchaser" on the social, economic and cultural structures in postwar America. She uses contemporary evidence from books and magazines to show how mass consumption was marketed as the route to prosperity and social equality after years of wartime scarcity. She notes some positive effects, but maintains that in general, the consumer's republic failed to break down the hierarchies of society and instead reinforced many of them.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Transnational Terrorism; Can We Be Safe Again?: Can We Be Safe Again?

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Ijaz explains the ideology behind Al Qaeda's terrorism campaign against the U.S., gives examples of some potential targets, and suggests some possibilities for developing national security through technological and other means.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the Legacy of Brown

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Ogletree presents an analysis of the progress and limitations of the two Brown decisions: the first, in 1954, ruling that separate but equal is inheritently unequal; the second the next year urging desegregation in public schools "with all deliberate speed." He follows the legal case history in the pursuit of Brown including its limited successes, its failures, and what appears to be resistance to Brown's objective.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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From Hurting to Healing: Sexual Violence and Its Culturally Specific Implications Among African Americans

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Robinson, a rape survivor and author of the book, I will survive, talks about ways survivors can experience emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual healing, offering her firsthand knowledge on the particular difficulties African-Americans face on their journeys toward recovery. She also explores why black women are more likely to experience sexual crimes.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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University of Virginia, 2004 Final Exercises

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DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Keynote Address, Impact of Brown V. Board of Education Symposium

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Mr. Greenberg discusses the case and circumstances that led up to the Brown case, sharing his experiences as a young attorney working with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He also reflects on the impact that the decision has had on American education.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Tough Love: How Religion Enriches and Complicates American Public Life

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Dr. Franklin discusses moral ethics as it applies specifically to the Black Church in American society. He uses Martin Luther King, Jr., especially his "I have a dream speech," to illustrate his thesis.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
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What We Did: Young Leadership in the 1960s

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After briefly mentioning the three kinds of black leadership - mainstream (such as in the civil rights movement), Marxist, and conservative (Separatists) - Julian Bond describes the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He pays particular attention to the activities of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee).
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
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2006 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

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Albert Paul Brinson, colleague of Martin Luther King Jr. offers a unique perspective to King's legacy.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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Issues of Race at Predominantly White Institutions

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The lecture offers a retrospective on the topic of race issues and to think about where things stand and where progress needs to be made.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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A Conversation: Julian Bond With Amb. Carol Moseley Braun

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Discusses school integration, the Brown decision, her life in Chicago and later as U.S. Senator and her role in the civil rights movement.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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Preparing America's Future

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Discusses No Child Left Behind and four factors that impact on school learning outcomes--schooling, family, community and individual.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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Divided Minds: Twin Sisters' Journey Through Schizophrenia

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Pamela Spiro Wagner, Poet (Wethersfield, Connecticut) shared her story of living with schizophrenia and the difficutlies with medication compliance. Carolyn S. Spiro, M.D. (Psychiatrist in private practice and writer, Wilton, Connecticut) described her experience of being a sister and twin to a person with schizophrenia and the incredible breakthrough that her sister has recently experienced in finding an effective drug regimen. The topics of hope and stigma were also discussed.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Fighting World Hunger

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Discusses the history of U.S. hunger initiatives along with his own role in establishing programs such as WIC and the National School Lunch Program.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

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Discusses how the GI Bill elevated civic and political involvement among its beneficiaries, especially men of the World War II generation, across lines of class and race.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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The Nitric Oxide Signaling Pathway and Its Role in Drug Development

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Dr. Murad discusses his research into nitric oxide, some of its many biological effects, and its application in drug development for numerous diseases.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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Army Nurses in Combat Boots: The Evolution of the Deployment Experience

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Discusses the history of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during the past three decades.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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Deadly Arsenals: How Did Things Get So Bad?

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Discusses nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and efforts of non-proliferation of these weapons.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts

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Along with Karen Burke Morison and John J. DiIulio Jr., John M. Bridgeland studied the 3.5 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 25 who have dropped out of school without a high school diploma. Mr. Bridgeland discusses the report and concludes that this is a solvable problem.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)