You searched for:

Subject
:
United States — History — 20th Century
x
45 entries
Refine search
Browser-rss

Search Results:

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

The Seventies

Loading...
The 1970's was one of the most dramatic decades in American history. The country lost its first war, experienced a frighteningly close nuclear meltdown, endured two energy crises; and saw a political scandal bring down a President. This was also the decade of excess and flamboyance - where punk and disco collided, sexual mores were broken and society's taboos were laid bare. Through the use of rarely seen archival footage and interviews with key identities from the era, this incisive documentary paints a vivid portrait of a time that impacts us still.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
2.

The Untold History of the United States

Loading...
Twelve-chapter documentary series, created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. Do Americans really know and understand the country's shared and complicated history? How are the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past recalled? Will children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of the country?
DVD
2014
Clemons (By Request)
3.

JFK, the Day the Nation Cried: November 22, 1963

Loading...
The events of JFK's tragic death and funeral interwoven with a series of film clips showing the life and political rise of Kennedy, with interview segments by friends and contemporaries.
DVD
2001; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Cronkite Remembers a Remarkable Century

Loading...
Walter Cronkite, using archival news footage and revealing interviews, reminisces about his career in journalism covering major events in recent history.
DVD
2007; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Cold War I

Loading...
The Bay of Pigs: Documentary exploring the events surrounding the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's April 17, 1961 amphibious invasion of Cuba intended to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro.; The Berlin crisis: Studies the first major confrontation between Western allies and the Soviet Union following World War II when, without warning in June 1948, the Soviet Union cut off communication between Berlin and the West.; Yalta: Examines the Yalta Conference.; Stalin's bomb maker: Examines the mystery behind Igor Vasilevich Kurchatov, a Soviet nuclear scientist who worked closely with Stalin and Beria, and used espionage and Gulag labor to advance his work.
DVD
1999; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

The 20th Century

Loading...
Brings the 20th century back to life through narration, rare photographs and stunning footage.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

The Century

Loading...
Anchored by Peter Jennings of ABC News, this definitive 12-part series recounts the pivotal events of the 20th century that shaped the nation and defined America's role in the world. Drawing on hundreds of original interviews and thousands of hours of archival footage, each program focuses on a crucial time period that molded America's political, cultural, or ideological identity in its transition from emerging economic giant to political superpower.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
8.

The Century: America's Time

Loading...
It has been a century like no other. "The century: America's time" recounts the defining moments, people and trends that have shaped our times. From the Wright brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk to man's first steps on the moon; from the battlegrounds of World War I to the high-tech combat of the Gulf War; from the death of Queen Victoria at the start of the century to the tragic death of Princess Diana at its end. Includes rare footage from archives around the world and hundreds of eyewitness interviews.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
9.

The Century: Events That Shaped the World

Loading...
Anchored by Peter Jennings of ABC News, this definitive 12-part series recounts the pivotal events of the 20th century that shaped the nation and defined America's role in the world. Drawing on hundreds of original interviews and thousands of hours of archival footage, each program focuses on a crucial time period that molded America's political, cultural, or ideological identity in its transition from emerging economic giant to political superpower.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
10.

The Century: Decades of Change

Loading...
Anchored by Peter Jennings of ABC News, takes an era-by-era look at America's evolution during the turbulent 20th century.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Public Enemy #1 [electronic resource]

Loading...
Chronicles the life of John Dillinger, from his first youthful brush with the law to his death a decade later in a hail of bullets. It explores how, at a time of great hardship, Americans felt more admiration for a daring criminal than their seemingly ineffectual institutions of government.
Online
2005; 2002
12.

Scottsboro [electronic resource]: An American Tragedy

Loading...
In March 1931, two white women stepped from a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the 20th century. The trial of the nine falsely accused teens would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the civil rights movement.
Online
2005; 2001
13.

TR Part 1 [electronic resource]: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt

Loading...
He personified America at the turn of the last century--confident, exuberant, involving--but suffered from hidden demons. He was Teddy Roosevelt, or TR, heroic figure of boundless energy and bleak emotions. Family letters and diaries, authentic film footage and interviews with family members and others profile an ambitious man: fearless in combat, loving and generous with family, and unafraid to take on powerful financial interests.
Online
2005; 1996
14.

TR Part 2 [electronic resource]: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt

Loading...
Roosevelt became President of the United States when William McKinley was assassinated. He used office as a "bully pulpit" to correct what he perceived as the wrongs of American society. His first battle was to break of the large business trusts, first targeting the railroads. He broke up the railroad trust after many court battles. Next he sided with labor who was fighting for better working conditions and wages in a threatened coal mining strike in 1902. He expanded the power of the nation throughout the world by enlarging the naval fleet, monitored Latin America to prevent European Imperialism, and negotiated with Panama for the construction of the Panama Canal. He was elected for a second term as President of the U.S. in 1904.
Online
2005; 1996
15.

Zoot Suit Riots [electronic resource]

Loading...
After the murder of a young Mexican-American in August, 1942, tensions in Los Angeles between Mexicans and whites boiled over. The press claimed Mexican youth were terrorizing the city. Six hundred Mexican Americans were arrested, and 17 were tried and found guilty despite little evidence. The trial sparked riots between unruly servicemen and the Mexican American community. Surviving family members of the 17 convicted men, riot witnesses and members of the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee tell the story of the riots, highlighted by photographs of the riots, the trial and their participants.
Online
2005; 2002
16.
RFK

RFK [electronic resource]

Loading...
This film chronicles the pivotal role RFK played in many of the major events of the 1960s. It looks closely at his complicated relationships with some of the leading figures of his day and reveals much about his personal world.
Online
2005; 2004
17.

FDR and Hitler [electronic resource]: Their Rise to Power

Loading...
Compares the early careers and charismatic styles of Franklin D. Roosevelt who became President of the United States in 1933 and Adolph Hitler who was appointed Chancellor of Germany during the same year.
Online
2005; 1978
18.

FDR and Hitler [electronic resource]: The Dynamics of Power

Loading...
Both Hitler and Roosevelt appreciated the value of mass communications. FDR took to "fireside chats," among other things, and Hitler assigned Goebbels as Minister of Propaganda.
Online
2005; 1978
19.

The Perilous Fight, America's World War II in Color: Episode 1 Infamy, 1919-1942 [electronic resource]

Loading...
Opening with some of the earliest color motion picture images ever filmed - of a victory parade in Paris at the end of World War I - the first episode takes viewers from the years leading up to the outbreak of World War II through the Nazi invasion of Poland that triggered the joint British and French declaration of war on Germany to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway. Among the many scenes captured in color footage are life in Depression-era America; huge Nazi rallies in pre-war Germany; the sinking of a British merchant ship six weeks into the war and the rescue effort mounted by a passing American vessel; civilian refugees streaming along the roads of occupied France; the devastation at Pearl Harbor as photographed by a Navy film unit working for Hollywood directo [...]
Online
2005; 2002
20.

The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color: Episode 2 Battlefronts, 1942-1944 [electronic resource]

Loading...
The second episode covers America's early involvement in the war, from the massive buildup of the country's military and industrial capabilities to preparations for D-Day. Among the many scenes captured in color footage are the mobilization of women and African Americans on the industrial home front and in the military; the internment of Japanese Americans; training of African-American aviators at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute; the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto; and the boarding of troops onto landing craft bound for Normandy, scene of what was to be the largest amphibious invasion in history.
Online
2005; 2002