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21. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 1: Awakenings 1954-1956. Fighting back 1957-1962. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Awakenings (1954-1956). Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. | Fighting Back (1957-1962). States' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School, and again in James Meredith's 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a U.S. president, violence erupts -- and integration is carried out. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

22. A history of black achievement in America: Program three: The Fight for Freedom. Program four: Blacks Enter the Gilded Age   Publication: Ambrose DVD 2005 . 1 V. ( 2 programs, 27 mins. each). color and B&W. , This original, eight-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. Presented by James Avery, the series highlights the many contributions of Black Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society with their achievements, and shaped the history of the United States. | Vol. 2 contains program three & four. | PROGRAM THREE: The Fight for Freedom. 1851 - Sojourner Truth Delivers Famous Ain't I a Woman?Speech 1854 - First Black University Founded: Lincoln University 1855 - Frederick Douglass Publishes My Bondage and My Freedom 1857 - Dred Scott Decision Helps Trigger the Civil War 1863 - Lincoln Signs Emancipation Proclamation 1863 - Black Regiment Storms Fort Wagner in the Civil War 1865 - 1869 - 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments Establish Civil Rights for All | PROGRAM FOUR: Blacks Enter the Gilded Age. 1875 - Robert Smalls, Former Slave, Elected to House 1878 - The Black Cowboy and George McJunkin 1881 - Booker T. Washington Opens Tuskegee Institute 1884 - T. Thomas Fortune Prophesises the Long and Bitter Struggle for Equality 1887 - Granville T. Woods, Called the "Black Edison", Patents the Induction Telegraph System 1893 - Ida B. Wells-Barnett Crusades Against Black Lynching in America 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson Case Upholds Segregation Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

23. A history of black achievement in America: Program five: The foundation for equality. Program six: Depression and war.   Publication: Ambrose DVD 2005 . 1V. ( 2 programs, 27 mins. each). color and B&W. , This original, eight-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. Presented by James Avery, the series highlights the many contributions of Black Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society with their achievements, and shaped the history of the United States. | Vol. 3 contains program five & six. | PROGRAM FIVE: The Foundation for Equality 1904 - Scott Joplin and Ma Rainey Initiate the Merger of Two Cultures 1909 - Matthew Henson Discovers the North Pole 1909 - W.E.B. DuBois Founds the NAACP 1924 - George Washington Carver Renaissance Man 1925 - Alain Locke Leads Harlem Renaissance 1926 - Satchel Paige Stars in the National Negro Baseball League | PROGRAM SIX: Depression and War 1935 - Mary McLeod Bethune: American Woman of the 20th Century 1936 - 1938 - Jesse Owens And Joe Louis Debunk Hitler's Claim of Aryan Superiority 1939 - Hattie McDaniel Wins the Oscar 1940 - First Black General, Benjamin O. Davis Sr., is Stepping Stone to Desegregation of U.S. Army 1943 - Duke Ellington's Band Performs Black, Brown and Beige at Carnegie Hall Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

24. A history of black achievement in America: Program seven: Civil rights. Program eight: A new age.   Publication: Ambrose DVD 2005 . 1V. ( 2 programs, 27 mins. each). color and B&W. , This original, eight-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. Presented by James Avery, the series highlights the many contributions of Black Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society with their achievements, and shaped the history of the United States. | Vol. 4 contains program seven & eight. | PROGRAM SEVEN: Civil Rights 1950 - Ralph Bunche Wins the Nobel Peace Prize 1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks Becomes the First Black Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize 1954 - Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas 1955 - Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat to a White Passenger on a Montgomery Bus 1956 - Althea Gibson, First Black Woman To Win a Tennis Grand Slam Event 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's Play A Raisin in the Sun is Produced 1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers His I Have a Dream Speech | PROGRAM EIGHT: A New Age 1967 - Muhammad Ali Refuses Induction into the U.S. Army on Religious Grounds 1967 - Thurgood Marshall, First Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1977 - Alex Haley's Roots: The Saga of an American FamilyAppears on TV 2001 - Colin Powell Appointed Secretary of State 2004 - Neil deGrasse Tyson Becomes Astrophysics' Superstar Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

25. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 2: Ain't scared of your jails 1960-1961. No easy walk 1961-1963. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961). Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South. "Freedom Riders" also try to desegregate interstate buses, but they are brutally attacked as they travel. | No Easy Walk (1961-1963). The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant March on Washington, D.C., under King's leadership, shows a mounting national support for civil rights. President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

26. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 3: Mississippi: is this America? 1962-1964. Bridge to freedom 1965. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Mississippi: Is This America? (1963-1964) Mississippi's grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three activists are murdered. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City. | Bridge to Freedom (1965) A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

27. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 4: The time has come 1964-1966. Two societies 1965-1968. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , The Time Has Come (1964-66). After a decade-long cry for justice, a new sound is heard in the civil rights movement: the insistent call for power. Malcolm X takes an eloquent nationalism to urban streets as a younger generation of black leaders listens. In the South, Stokely Carmichael and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) move from "Freedom Now!" to "Black Power!" as the fabric of the traditional movement changes. | Two Societies (1965-68). Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) come north to help Chicago's civil rights leaders in their nonviolent struggle against segregated housing. Their efforts pit them against Chicago's powerful mayor, Richard Daley. When a series of marches through all-white neighborhoods draws violence, King and Daley negotiate with mixed results. In Detroit, a police raid in a black neighborhood sparks an urban uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43 people dead. The Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." President Lyndon Johnson, who appointed the commission, ignores the report. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

28. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 5: Power! 1966-1968. The promised land 1967-1968.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Power! (1966-68) The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in black America. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as the first black mayor of a major American city. The Black Panther Party, armed with law books, breakfast programs, and guns, is born in Oakland. Substandard teaching practices prompt parents to gain educational control of a Brooklyn school district but then lead them to a showdown with New York City's teachers' union. | The Promised Land (1967-68) Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, where he is assassinated. King's death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

29. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 6: Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More1964-72. A Nation of Law? 1968-71. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-72) A call to pride and a renewed push for unity galvanize black America. World heavyweight champion Cassius Clay challenges America to accept him as Muhammad Ali, a minister of Islam who refuses to fight in Vietnam. Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., fight to bring the growing black consciousness movement and their African heritage inside the walls of this prominent black institution. Black elected officials and community activists organize the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, in an attempt to create a unified black response to growing repression against the movement. | A Nation of Law? (1968-71) Black activism is increasingly met with a sometimes violent and unethical response from local and federal law enforcement agencies. In Chicago, two Black Panther Party leaders are killed in a pre-dawn raid by police acting on information supplied by an FBI informant. In the wake of President Nixon's call to "law and order," stepped-up arrests push the already poor conditions at New York's Attica State Prison to the limit. A five-day inmate takeover calling the public's attention to the conditions leaves 43 men dead: four killed by inmates, 39 by police. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

30. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 7: The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80).Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80s). / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80) In the 1970s, antidiscrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the civil rights movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, proves that affirmative action can work, but the Bakke Supreme Court case challenges that policy. | Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80s) Power and powerlessness. Miami's black community -- pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs, and police harassment -- explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement triumphs. Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the city's Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

31. Twentieth century: turning points in U.S. history   Publication: New York Ambrose Video Publishing 2004 . 216 mins. (54 mins each disc). color. , 20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History is an eight-part series designed to provide a clear overview of the people and events that distinguished the 20th century at specific points in time that were significant pivotal points in history. Rare archival footage and photographs, authentic recordings, and other primary source documents bring history to life, while stunning graphics and engaging narration lend context and clarity to the subject. The series has been developed specifically for classroom use. It is organized around established standards and thoughtfully divided into chapters, with each volume functioning as either a full-length program or as focused support for specific study areas. | DISC ONE: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program One: 1900-1907 1900 The Gold Standard Act is Ratified by Congress 1901 Dr. Walter Reed Discovers Yellow Fever is Transmitted by Mosquitoes 1901 McKinley is Shot and Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President 1902 140,000 Mine Workers Go Out on Strike 1902 The Government Passes the Newlands Reclamation Act 1903 Wright Brothers Fly at Kitty Hawk 1906 Upton Sinclair's Novel “The Jungle” is Published 1906 U.S. Takes Over Construction of the Panama Canal 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright Completes the Robie House in Chicago. Program Two: 1908 – 1918 1908 Ford Introduces the Model T 1909 W.E.B. Du Bois Founds the NAACP 1911 Hollywood Founded 1913 16th Amendment Allows Progressive Income Tax 1913 17th Amendment Caps a Period of Election Reforms 1914 Clayton Anti-Trust Act Passed 1914 -1917 America Prepares for World War I 1917 America Enters World War I | DISC TWO: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Three:1919 -1928 1919 Prohibition Begins 1920 Women Gain the Right to Vote 1923 Teapot Dome Scandal Typifies the Roaring 20’s 1924 J. Edgar Hoover Named Head of the FBI 1925 The Scopes Monkey Trial 1926 Goddard Initiates the Space Age 1926 David Sarnoff Founds NBC 1927 Charles Lindbergh Flies Across the Atlantic. Program Four: 1929 –1943 1929 “Black Tuesday” Foretells the Great Depression 1932 Amelia Earhart: Record-Breaking Woman Aviator 1933 President Roosevelt’s ‘One Hundred Days’ Begins his New Deal 1935 President Roosevelt Signs the Social Security Act 1936 Jesse Owens and Joe Louis Debunk Hitler's Claim of Aryan Superiority 1940 Ernest Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is Published 1941 Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor | DISC THREE: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Five: 1944 - 1952 1944 D-Day “Operation Overlord” 1945 The U.S. Air Force Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima 1947 The Marshall Plan for Europe 1950 President Truman Sends American Troops to the Aid of South Korea 1950 - 1953 The Korean War 1951 Alan Freed Introduces Rock and Roll Program Six: 1953 - 1963 1953 John Foster Dulles Becomes Eisenhower's Cold War Warrior 1954 Senator Joseph McCarthy is Condemned by the Senate 1954 Brown v. Board of Education 1955 Rosa Parks is Arrested 1960 Nixon-Kennedy Televised Debates 1962 Astronaut John Glenn is the First American to Orbit the Earth 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis 1963 Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” Speech | DISC FOUR: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Seven: 1964 – 1973 1964 President Johnson Announces the Great Society 1964 Vietnam War: Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 1965 Black Urban Riots Begin 1968 Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive 1970 First Earth Day 1972 Watergate 1973 Vietnam War: Cease-Fire Ends War . Program Eight: 1973 – 1999 1973 Second Battle of Wounded Knee 1973 Roe v. Wade 1976 Personal Computers Herald the Post Industrial Age 1983 The Grenada Conflict 1987 Alan Greenspan Becomes Chairman of the Federal Reserve 1990 The Gulf War Demonstrates American Military Supremacy 1991 The End of the Cold War 1994 Whitewater Leads to the Impeachment of President Clinton 1999 Y2K Ends the American Century Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

32. 19th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2002 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements. Historical content is delivered 'on demand' with unprecedented ease, allowing teachers and students instantaneous access to specific information. | Volume 1: 1800-1813 1800 – WASHINGTON DC BECOMES THE NATION’S CAPITAL 1803 – THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE 1804 – LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 1807 – ROBERT FULTON AWAKENS THE WORLD TO THE STEAMBOAT 1811 – BATTLE OF TIPPICANOE 1811 – NEW MADRID EARTHQUAKE | Volume 2: 1814-1826 1814 – WASHINGTON DC IS CAPTURED AND BURNED BY THE BRITISH 1814 – STAR SPANGLED BANNER IS WRITTEN 1815 – BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS 1819 – WASHINGTON IRVING PUBLISHES “RIP VAN WINKLE” 1821 – INAUGURATION OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL 1825 – ERIE CANAL IS COMPLETED 1826 – JAMES FENIMORE COOPER PUBLISHES “LAST OF THE MOHICANS” 4 3/4 in. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

33. 19th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2002 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements. | Volume 3: 1827-1846 1831 – CYRUS McCORMICK DEMONSTRATES HIS MECHANICAL REAPER 1831 – NAT TURNER BEGINS HIS REBELLION 1832 – BLACK HAWK WAR ENDS WITH MASSACRE AT BAD AXE RIVER 1836 – ALAMO FALLS 1845 – EDGAR ALLEN POE PUBLISHES “THE RAVEN” 1846 – THE DONNER PARTY STARTS WEST 1846 – UNITED STATES DECLARES WAR ON MEXICO | Volume 4: 1846-1860 1846 – DR.MORTON DEMONSTRATES PAINLESS SURGERY USING ETHER 1848 – GOLD IS DISCOVERED AT SUTTER’S MILL 1849 – TREATY BETWEEN U.S. AND HAWAIIAN ISLANDS 1852 – HARRIET BEECHER STOWE PUBLISHES “UNCLE TOM’S CABIN” 1854 – COMMODORE PERRY LANDS IN JAPAN 1858 – LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATES BEGIN 1860 – PONY EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE BEGINS 4 3/4 in. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

34. 19th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2002 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements. | Volume 5: 1861-1865 1861 – ELEVEN STATES COMPRISE THE CONFEDERACY 1862 – CONGRESS SETS FORTH THE HOMESTEAD ACT 1863 – LINCOLN SIGNS EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION 1863 – LINCOLN DELIVERS HIS GETTYSBURG ADDRESS 1865 – LEE SURRENDERS AT APPOMATTOX 1865 – ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ASSASSINATED 1865 – FORMATION OF THE KU KLUX KLAN Volume 6: 1866-1870 1867 – CARPETBAGGERS DESCEND ON THE SOUTH 1867 – U.S. ACQUIRES ALASKA… SEWARD’S FOLLY 1868 – PRESIDENT JOHNSON IS IMPEACHED 1869 – COMPLETION OF THE TRANS CONTINENTAL RAILROAD 1870 – ROCKEFELLER INCORPORATES STANDARD OIL CO. OF OHIO | Volume 6: 1866-1870 1867 – CARPETBAGGERS DESCEND ON THE SOUTH 1867 – U.S. ACQUIRES ALASKA… SEWARD’S FOLLY 1868 – PRESIDENT JOHNSON IS IMPEACHED 1869 – COMPLETION OF THE TRANS CONTINENTAL RAILROAD 1870 – ROCKEFELLER INCORPORATES STANDARD OIL CO. OF OHIO 4 3/4 in. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

35. 19th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2002 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements. | Volume 7: 1871-1881 1871 – CHICAGO FIRE 1872 – SUSAN B. ANTHONY IS ARRESTED FOR VOTING 1875 – ROBERT SMALLS, FORMER SLAVE, ELECTED TO THE HOUSE 1876 – ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL DEMONSTRATES THE TELEPHONE 1876 – BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN 1879 – THOMAS EDISON DEMONSTRATES THE INCANDESCENT LAMP 1880 – GEORGE EASTMAN PATENTS KODAK ROLL FILM 1881 – BOOKER T. WASHINGTON OPENS TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE 4 3/4 in. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

36. 18th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2003 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen. | Program 1 :1701 The English Board of Trade Creates Royal Colonies 1701 The French Return Soldiers to the North American Interior 1701 Yale College is Founded 1702 Colonists Sack St Augustine 1702 Cotton Mather publishes "The Ecclesiastical History of New England." 1709 Quakers Erect a Meeting House in Boston 1713 Treaty of Utrecht 1713 Capt. Robinson Designs and Constructs a Schooner Total Time: 23:50 4 3/4 in. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

37. 18th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2003 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen. | Program 3: 1739 The Great Awakening Begins 1739 Black Uprising in South Carolina 1739 The War of Jenkins Ear Begins 1739-41 New Explorations 1747 The Ohio Land Company is Established 1750 Native American Horse Cultures Dominate the Great Plains 1750 Parliament Passes Iron Act Total Time: 23:35 | Program 4: 1750 The Flatboat and Conestoga Wagon Make Their Appearance in Pennsylvania 1754 The Albany Plan of Union 1754 - 1763 the French and Indian War 1760 James Otis Fights for the Security of People in Their Homes 1763 Ottawa Chief Pontiac's War for Independence 1765 The Stamp Act is Passed 1765 Samuel Adams Forms the Sons of Liberty Total Time: 26:30 4 3/4 in. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

38. 18th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: 2003 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen. | Program 5: 1766 John Singleton Copley Paints "Boy with the Squirrel" 1767 Daniel Boone Views Kentucky 1768 Indiana Co. buys 1,800,000 acres from the Iroquois 1770 The Liberty Pole Riot and the Boston Massacre 1773 The Boston Tea Party 1774 The First Continental Congress Meets in Philadelphia 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775 George Washington Assumes Command of Continental Army 1776 Thomas Paine Publishes Common Sense 1776 The Declaration of Independence Total Time: 26:20 | Program 6: 1776 Washington Crosses the Delaware 1777 Congress Mandates the American Flag 1777 Second Battle of Saratoga 1777 John Paul Jones Sets Sail 1777-78 The Winter at Valley Forge 1778 George Rogers Clark Captures Kaskaskia 1781 The Siege of Yorktown 1783 The Treaty of Paris and the End of Revolutionary War Total Time: 25:50 4 3/4 in. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

39. 18th century turning points in U.S. history.   Publication: Ambrose Video Publishing. 2003 . 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 50 min.) : , As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans. It would be the Americans not the other four powers who would control what would become the United States. In the process, the Americans created, by the end of the 18th century, the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen. | Program 7: 1783 Noah Webster Issues "Blue-backed Speller” 1785, 1787 The Continental Congress Passes Land Ordinance Acts 1786 Shay’s Rebellion 1787 The United States Constitution is Created 1789 George Washington Elected First President 1789 James Madison Proposes the Bill of Rights 1789 Alexander Hamilton Becomes Secretary of the Treasury and Shapes America's modern Industrial Economy 1790 Benjamin Franklin Dies Total Time: 25:00 | Program 8: 1792 Benjamin Banneker Saves the White House 1793 Congress Enacts a Fugitive Slave Law 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion is Put Down 1794 & 1795 The Jay and Pinckney Treaties Protect America's Westward Expansion 1796 John Adams Becomes the Second President of United States Inaugurating the Two-party System 1797 U.S.S. Constitution is Launched 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts Usher in a Bleak Period of American Political Freedom 1799 Eulogy for George Washington Ends the Century Total Time: 22:40 4 3/4 in. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

40. A history of women's achievements   Publication: New York, NY : Ambrose DVD, 2006 . 4 videos (8 programs, 29 minutes each) , The unique and independent American woman: adventurer... pioneer... poet... mother... educator... artist... freedom fighter. A History of Women's Achievement in America examines the 400-year history of American women's inspiring accomplishments and victories. | Disc one : Program 2 : The Era of Women's Firsts 1836 - Hispanic-American Juana Briones Establishes San Francisco 1837 - Mary Lyon Founds Mount Holyoke, the First Women's College 1846 - Susan Magoffin Travels the Santa Fe Trail 1847 - Maria Mitchell is the First Scientist to Discover a Comet Using a Telescope 1849 - Amelia Bloomer Publishes The Lily, the First National Magazine for Women 1851 - Sojourner Truth Addresses a Women's Rights Convention in Ohio | Disc two : Program 3: Women Speak Out 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe Writes Uncle Tom's Cabin 1852 - Emily Dickinson Publishes First Poem 1856 - Harriet Tubman Becomes the Most Notorious Underground Railroad Conductor 1868 - Louisa May Alcott Writes Little Women 1872 - Susan B. Anthony is Arrested for Voting 1881 - Clara Barton Founds the American Red Cross 1885 - Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Belle Starr and the Women of the Wild, Wild West | Disc two : program 4 : America Enters the World of Nations 1889 - Jane Addams Founds Hull House in Chicago 1889 - Nellie Bly Goes Around the World in 72 Days 1891 - Mary Cassatt's First Solo Art Show in Paris 1893 - Ida B. Wells-Barnett Crusades Against Black Lynching in America 1904 - Gertrude Pridgett (Ma Rainey) Introduces the Blues 1905 - Isadora Duncan Opens First School of Modern Dance 1912 - Juliette Gordon Low Founds the Girl Scouts of America | Disc three: program 5 : Women Begin to Transform Themselves 1916 - Jeannette Rankin Becomes the First Woman Elected to the U.S. Congress 1920 - Edith Wharton Wins a Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence 1920 - Women Gain the Right to Vote 1928 - Margaret Mead Publishes Coming of Age in Samoa 1929 - Georgia O'Keeffe Visits New Mexico for the First Time 1932 - Amelia Earhart Flies the Atlantic Ocean Solo 1935 - Mary McLeod Bethune Founds the National Council of Negro Women | Disc three: Program 6 : America Becomes a Super Power 1936 - Eleanor Roosevelt Transforms the Role of First Lady 1942 - "Rosie the Riveter" Joins the War Effort 1950 - Babe Didrikson Named Woman Athlete of the Half Century 1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks Wins the Pulitzer Prize 1950 - Margaret Chase Smith Stands Up to Joseph McCarthy withDeclaration of Conscience Speech 1955 - Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Montgomery Bus to a White Passenger 1956 - Tennis-Pro Althea Gibson Becomes the First African American Woman to Win Grand Slam Tourney | Disc four: Program 7 : American Women Find Their Voice 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's Play A Raisin in the Sun is Produced 1963 - Betty Friedan Launches the New Women's Movement 1967 - Lynn Margulis Explains the Origin of Complex Biological Life 1969 - Joan Ganz Cooney Launches Sesame Street 1973 - Roe v. Wade Strikes Down Anti-Abortion Laws 1978 - Hispanic Golfer Nancy Lopez Wins Her First LPGA Championship 1981 - Women in the Legal System and Sandra Day O'Connor | Disc four: Program 8 : A New Age of Equality 1985 - Wilma Mankiller Becomes Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation 1986 - Oprah Winfrey Initiates a New Era for Women in Television 1989 - Asian American Amy Tan Publishes The Joy Luck Club 1997 - Madeleine Albright Begins a New Era for Women in American Leadership 1998 - Pleasant Rowland Sells the American Girl Company 2001 - Linda Alvarado Wins the Horatio Alger Award Date: 2006 Availability: No items available: