You searched for:

Subject
:
United States — History — 1933-1945
x
217 entries
Refine search
Browser-rss

Search Results:

Number
Remove Star
Title
Format
Year
Location & Availability
Call #
1.

The Dust Bowl

Loading...
Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.
DVD
2012
2.

Rosie the Riveter

Loading...
Newsreels and documentary footage of the World War II era show what life was like on the American home front. Episode 1 highlights American women who answered the call to duty in the armed forces and in factories and shipyards at home. Episode 2 examines how the seeds of the sexual revolution were sown in wartime. In episode 3, the war ends suddenly and millions in the armed forces are demobilized, setting vast social changes in motion.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

The War

Loading...
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
DVD
2007
4.

Timeline 1937: A Historical Series

Loading...
Video section focuses on the year 1937, before television became popular, movies and radio were sources for news and entertainment. Newsreel companies flourished from the 1930's until the mid 1960's. Actual newsreel footage is told from the days point of view.; Audio section (Music): Swing School with Benny Goodman and his orchestra - featuring Martha Tilton, Gene Kropa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton (original broadcast Nov. 11, 1937); Audio section (News): contains radio broadcasts of important news events during the year 1937.; Audio section (Entertainment): The Lux Radio Theatre presents "Captain Blood" (Feb. 22, 1937) starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Donald Crisp (60 min.)
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

America: The War Years

Loading...
Contemporary newsreels give glimpses of the United States during World War II, with reports on military campaigns, war production, sports, fashion, entertainment and more.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
6.

The Plot to Overthrow FDR

Loading...
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Presidency in 1932, many Americans looked to his bold New Deal plans as the way out of the dark days of the Depression. But a powerful group of financiers and industrialists saw his economic policies as a threat. The Plot to Overthrow FDR reveals how, inspired by political trends in Germany and Italy, this group conceived of a plan to either overthrow the newly-elected president or force him to take orders from them. They envisioned a paramilitary organization of disgruntled WWI veterans as the force to intimidate the government. The man they chose to inspire and lead this veteran's army was retired Marine General Smedley D. Butler, a colorful and outspoken champion of veteran's rights. But Butler was their undoing. After discovering the details [...]
VHS
1996; 1999
Ivy (By Request)
7.

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Loading...
This compilation chronicles the 1930's. Rare footage covers people in hardship and Hollywood in its heyday.
DVD
1999; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

The New Deal Documentaries

Loading...
These four government-sponsored educational shorts are tributes to Depression-stricken America, photographed by some of Hollywood's most notable cameramen. One (The River) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in poetry.
Laserdisc
1936; 1940
Clemons (Circulation Desk)
9.

While the Storm Clouds Gather [electronic resource]

Loading...
As America emerges from the hard times of the Depression, radio provides news of the foreign war zones in Europe and Asia. Though most Americans wish to stay out of the war, they support President Roosevelt.
Online
2005; 1990
10.

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition [electronic resource]

Loading...
The attack on Pearl Harbor spurred America into action. Within a few short months the United States is transformed. Production of civil goods comes to an end as factories convert to war work.
Online
2005; 1990
11.

Sacrifice and Shortages [electronic resource]

Loading...
Depicts the sacrifices and shortages in the lives of Americans in the 1940's, including many changes in American ideals, life styles, morals, and ethics.
Online
2005; 1990
12.

A String of Pearls [electronic resource]

Loading...
American women answer the call to duty, not only in the factories, but also in the shipyards and the armed forces. They win a place in the military despite condescension and prejudice, but soon discover the men in charge consider this change in American life temporary.
Online
2005; 1990
13.

On the Shady Side of the Street [electronic resource]

Loading...
Documents the trend away from traditional moral concerns during World War II as large numbers of young people leave home for the war effort, sowing the seeds of a sexual revolution.
Online
2005; 1990
14.

Thanks for the Memories [electronic resource]

Loading...
American show business solidly supports the war effort. Ordinary American enlisted men are honored and revered by celebrities and the public during scenes at the Hollywood Canteen and other service clubs.
Online
2005; 1990
15.

Accentuating the Positive [electronic resource]

Loading...
Hollywood legends like Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich stage elaborate shows overseas for troops in war zones, Armed Forces Radio transmits American music, news and pop culture to every American outpost in the world, and thousands of Red Cross volunteers try to bring a touch of home and cheer to servicemen.
Online
2005; 1990
16.

Mood Indigo [electronic resource]: Blacks and Whites

Loading...
Newsreels reveal that the World War II American home front is as racially segregated as the Armed Forces. Although prejudice, discrimination and race riots plague the home front, black civilians continue to back the war effort, and black servicemen distinguish themselves overseas.
Online
2005; 1990
17.

It's Been a Long, Long Time [electronic resource]

Loading...
Chronicles the end of World War II with the explosion of two atomic bombs. The war industry is shut down and millions in the Armed Forces return home. A new materialism, along with the GI Bill and baby boom, sends millions of Americans into mass-produced suburbs. The seeds of the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam have been planted overseas.
Online
2005; 1990
18.

Latin America [electronic resource]: Intervention in Our Own Backyard

Loading...
Explores early U.S. policy in the Caribbean and Central and South America as Pan-American relations deteriorated until, in 1933, President Roosevelt abolished the Monroe doctrine of intervention.
Online
2005; 1978
19.

Prelude to War: & the Nazis Strike

Loading...
Prelude to war: Recounts the Japanese incursion into Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the beginnings of the Nazi takeover in Eastern Europe. The Nazis strike: Documents the relentless advance of Germany's military machine, as Hitler's armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg tactics and spread through the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
DVD
2000; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Divide and Conquer: & the Battle of Britain

Loading...
Divide and conquer: Recounts the successive defeats of Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, and France by the seemingly invincible German army, as seen in dramatic footage from both sides of the battle. The Battle of Britain: Exclusive Army footage and captured Nazi film portray the indomitable spirit of the heroic Londoners during the blitz by the Luftwaffe and outline Hitler's six-point plan to annihilate England.
DVD
2000; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)