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21.

Amelia Earhart [electronic resource]

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Chronicles the life of pilot Amelia Earhart as a pioneer in aviation, and the remarkable publicity machine that kept her constantly in the limelight. Focuses on her life rather than her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific Ocean during her attempt to circle the earth.
Online
2005; 1993
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America 1900: Part 2 [electronic resource]

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President McKinley chooses Theodore Roosevelt as his running mate in the upcoming presidential elections. The "Boxers" gain power in China and the rebellion spreads throughout the country. McKinley quickly sends troops to rescue foreign diplomats trapped in Peking. People flock to Paris for the 1900 Paris Exposition, a showcase for American technology. "Jim Crow" laws define race relations and W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington become leaders and role models for their people. A massive hurricane devastates Galveston, Texas. William Jennings Bryan gains ground in his presidential campaign against McKinley because of the coal miner's strike in Pennsylvania.
Online
2005; 1998
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America 1900: Part 1 [electronic resource]

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In 1900, America was a nation on the move. Its population had doubled over the past 100 years, its people were becoming the most prosperous on Earth. President McKinley had led the nation out of its worst depression. People could travel with ease across the nation in six days. Half of the nation's original timber had been cut down and people were talking about conservation. Women were striking out on their own and the Women's movement was growing. America goes to war with the Filipinos to keep the Philippines under American control. Anti-war sentiments grow. Most of America remained rural, but people were traveling more and began to move to the cities. In New York City, one third of the population were foreign immigrants who lived in poverty. Many began moving to other cities further west.
Online
2005; 1998
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Ansel Adams [electronic resource]

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Intimate portrait of a great artist and ardent environmentalist-for whom life and art, photography and wilderness, creativity and communication, love and expression, were inextricably connected.
Online
2005; 2002
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Bataan Rescue [electronic resource]

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Thousands of Allied soldiers faced death on the Bataan peninsula in 1941. This is the story of the daring rescue of 500 U.S. and Allied survivors of the Cabantuan prison camp in 1945. With testimony from both captive and liberator, their valiant struggle is remembered.
Online
2005; 2003
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Chicago, City of the Century: Part 1 Mudhole to Metropolis [electronic resource]

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Part one of three. Program focuses on Chicago's development from a fur trading post to booming metropolis.
Online
2005; 2003
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Chicago: City of the Century: Part 2 the Revolution Has Begun [electronic resource]

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Part two of three. Program focuses on Chicago's revolution into an industrial society and the benefits and problems that went along with it.
Online
2005; 2003
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Chicago: City of the Century: Part 3 Battle for Chicago [electronic resource]

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Part three of three. Program focuses on Chicago's architectural style and glory in the form of the skyscraper, but also the dark shadows of gambling, prostitution, corruption, poverty, and disease.
Online
2005; 2003
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Citizen King, 1963-1968 [electronic resource]

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This work chronicles the last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. Part 1 includes the events that led up to his arrest and incarceration in Bigmingham, Alabama, the March on Washington, his "I have a dream" speech, the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, and his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize; Part 2 includes the march from Selma to Montgomery, King's move to Chicago, the Poor People's Campaign, his "Mountaintop" speech, and his assassination.--Containers.
Online
2005; 2004
30.

The Donner Party [electronic resource]

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Chronicles the tale of the pioneer group that set out for California in the spring of 1846 and ended in disaster in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains the following winter.
Online
2005; 1992
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The Duel [electronic resource]

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On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehauken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation.
Online
2005; 2000
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Fatal Flood [electronic resource]

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In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville, Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the Percys-- and the Percys against themselves.
Online
2005; 2001
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Eleanor Roosevelt [electronic resource]

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For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women.
Online
2005; 2000
34.

Fly Girls [electronic resource]

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Drawing on archival footage, rarely seen home movies, and interviews with the participants themselves, "Fly Girls" tells the story of the Women's Airforce Service pilots (WASP). Led by America's most accomplished aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran, these courageous women logged more than sixty million miles, ferrying planes throughout the United States, test-piloting experimental aircraft, and training men to fly. Still, the WASP fought a daily, sometimes deadly, battle for respect.
Online
2005; 1999
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George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire: Part 2 [electronic resource]

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Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering.
Online
2005; 2000
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George Wallace, Settin' the Woods on Fire: Part 1 [electronic resource]

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Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering.
Online
2005; 2000
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Golden Gate Bridge [electronic resource]

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The story of engineer Joseph Strauss' mission to bring the Golden Gate Bridge into existence. He spent thirteen years arguing with politicians and opponents, before he could even break ground. This video explores the building of this spectacular bridge. It has since been called one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Online
2005; 2004
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Hoover Dam [electronic resource]: The Making of a Monument

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The dramatic story of how an ambitious, hard-driving engineer turned a ragtag army of unemployed into the nation's most celebrated workforce. Archival footage and photographs, including interviews with witnesses and historians.
Online
2005; 1999
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The Iron Road [electronic resource]

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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.
Online
2005; 1990
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Jimmy Carter: Part 1 Jimmy Who? [electronic resource]

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Examines the life and political career of President Jimmy Carter. Part 1 covers his life to his election to the presidency. Part 2 covers the subsequent years, including his presidency, the Iran hostage crisis, post-presidential years, and winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Online
2005; 2002