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41. 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:

42. The Civil War : a film by Ken Burns   Publication: PBS 1990 . 4 discs (9 programs) , This video documentary program, consisting of nine episodes of the civil war, was produced by the public Broadcasting system (PBS). The program begins with the bitter regional conflict between Union and States' rights and ends with the struggle over the meaning of freedom in America. | Episode One: The Cause (1861). Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. Here are the burning questions of Union and States’ rights, John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. Along the way the series’ major figures are introduced: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and a host of lesser-known but equally vivid characters. The episode comes to a climax with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, Virginia, where both sides now learn it is to be a very long war. | Episode Two: A Very Bloody Affairs(1862). 1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Episode Two begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln’s administration and then follows Union General George McClellan’s ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula, where his huge army meets a smaller but infinitely more resourceful Confederate force. During this episode we witness the battle of ironclad ships, partake of camp life, and watch slavery begin to crumble. We meet Ulysses S. Grant, whose exploits come to a bloody climax at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. The episode ends with rumors of Europe’s readiness to recognize the Confederacy. | Episode Three: Forever Free (1862). This episode charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln’s decision to set the slaves free. Convinced by July 1862 that emancipation was now morally and militarily crucial to the future of the Union, Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation. But as the year wears on there are no Union victories to be had, thanks to the brilliance of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. The episode comes to a climax in September 1862 with Lee’s invasion of Maryland. On the banks of Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the war takes place, followed shortly by the brightest: the emancipation of the slaves. | Episode Four: Simply Murder (1863). The nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg comes to two climaxes that spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant’s attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. During the episode we learn of fierce Northern opposition to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the miseries of regimental life and the increasing desperation of the Confederate homefront. As the episode ends, Lee decides to invade the North again to draw Grant’s forces away from Vicksburg. | Episode Five: The Universe of Battle (1863). This episode opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of war: the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. For three days 150,000 men will fight to the death in the Pennsylvania countryside, culminating in Pickett’s legendary charge. This extended episode then goes on to chronicle the fall of Vicksburg, the New York draft riots, the first use of black troops, and the western battles at Chickamauga, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The episode closes with the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg in November, where Abraham Lincoln struggles to put into words what is happening to his people. | Episode Six: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864). Episode six begins with a biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. In 30 days, the two armies lose more men than both sides have lost in three years of war. With Grant and Lee finally deadlocked at Petersburg, we visit the ghastly hospitals north and south and follow General Sherman’s Atlanta campaign through the mountains of north Georgia. As the horrendous casualty lists increase, Lincoln’s chances for re-election begin to dim, and with them the possibility of Union victory. | Episode Seven: Most Hallowed Ground (1864).The episode begins with the presidential election of 1864 that sets Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan. The stakes are nothing less than the survival of the Union itself: with Grant and Sherman stalled at Petersburg and Atlanta, opinion in the North has turned strongly against the war. But 11th-hour victories at Mobile Bay, Atlanta, and the Shenandoah Valley tilt the election to Lincoln and the Confederacy’s last hope for independence dies. In an ironic twist, poignantly typical of the Civil War, Lee’s Arlington mansion is turned into a Union military hospital and the estate becomes Arlington National Cemetery, the Union’s most hallowed ground. | Episode Eight: War is All Hell (1865).The episode begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s brilliant march to the sea, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln’s second inauguration, first Petersburg and then Richmond finally fall to Grant’s army. Lee’s tattered Army of Northern Virginia flees westward towards a tiny crossroads town called Appomattox Court House. There the dramatic and deeply moving surrender of Lee to Grant takes place. The episode ends in Washington where John Wilkes Booth begins to dream of vengeance for the South. | Episode Nine: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865).This extraordinary final episode of The Civil War begins in the bittersweet aftermath of Lee’s surrender and then goes on to narrate the horrendous events of five days later when, on April 14, Lincoln is assassinated. After chronicling Lincoln’s poignant funeral, the series recounts the final days of the war, the capture of John Wilkes Booth and the fates of the Civil War’s major protagonists. The episode then considers the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country from a collection of states to the nation we are today. Date: 1990 Availability: No items available:

43. Independence day : the history of the fourth of July/ Alison Guss; Harry Smith; Arts and Entertainment Network.; History Channel (Television network); New Video Group. by Guss, Alison Publication: New York : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video, 2005 . 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. , Describes the events of July 4, 1776; early celebrations of the day; and the symbols, patriotic music, fireworks, monuments and statues associated with this holiday. Shows celebrations of the holiday both past and present. The power of this holiday, its patriotism, hometown pride and national unity is just as strong today as it was in 1776 | Originally broadcast as a segment of "Modern marvels" on the History Channel. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

44. Christmas unwrapped : the history of Christmas /Alison Guss; Harry Smith; A & E Home Video (Firm); History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network   Publication: [United States] : A & E Television Network ; New York : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, 2005, ©1997. . 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. , Traces the emergence of the modern-day Christmas celebration from pagan festivals such as the Roman Saturnalia, and how British settlers in the New World transformed the patron saint of children into the enduring figure of Santa Claus. Availability: No items available:

45. Pioneer life in revolutionary America / Video Dialog Inc.; New Dimension Media, Inc.   Publication: Jacksonville, IL : New Dimension Media, 1997. . 1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Using historical period locations, sets, costumes, and language reflecting the American Colonial era, this series explores the events and social history that led to the formation of the United States. Narration unifies the dramatic sequences. The lifestyle of the first wave of settlers to cross the Appalachian Mountains is recreated, describing the importance of this westward-moving frontier to American values. Availability: No items available:

46. 10 days that unexpectedly changed America / Joe Berlinger; R J Cutler; Kate Davis; David Heilbroner; Michael Epstein; Rob Epstein; Jeffrey Friedman; Barak Goodman; John Maggio; Rory Kennedy; James Moll; Bruce Sinofsky; Marco Williams; Martin Sheen; Jeffrey Wright; Joe Morton; Campbell Scott; Hector Elizondo; Terry Kinney; All Productions.; @Radical.media (Firm); History Channel (Television network); A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group. by Berlinger, Joe Publication: [Burlington, VT] : A & E Home Video ; New York : Distributed by New Video, ©2006. 2006 . 3 videodiscs (ca. 460 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. , "Featuring the work of acclaimed directors: Joe Berlinger, R.J. Cutler, Kate Davis & David Heilbroner, Michael Epstein, Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, Barak Goodman & John Maggio, Rory Kennedy, James Moll, Bruce Sinofsky, Marco Williams." | Disc 1. Massacre at Mystic ; Shays' Rebellion: America's first civil war ; Gold rush ; Antietam -- Disc 2. The Homestead strike ; Murder at the fair: the assassination of President McKinley ; Scopes: the battle over Americ's soul -- Disc 3. Einstein's letter ; When America was rocked ; Freedom summer. | Acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

47. The Underground Railroad / Susan Michaels; Alfre Woodard; Reg Powell; Andrew Powell, pianist.; Triage, Inc.; by Michaels, Susan Publication: [New York] : History Channel : Distributed by New Video, [2002] . 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. , Traces the journey to freedom taken by countless slaves, showing how they were guided, protected and pursued along the way. The extraordinary story is told through historical documents, visits to important sites, interviews with the descendants of noted abolitionists and commentary from experts Availability: No items available:

48. King : go beyond the dream to discover the man / Tim Beacham; Tom Keenan; Shoshana Guy; Tom Brokaw; NBC News.;   Publication: [New York, NY] : A&E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, [2008] . 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. , Forty years after Martin Luther King's assassination, newsman Tom Brokaw, takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary. Go beyond the legend to portray the man, the questions, the myths, and the relevance of Dr. King's message in today's world. Availability: No items available:

49. The West by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , We will be visiting the states of Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Utah. As we travel through the largest region in the country, we will learn about its history, culture, natural resources and industry. Availability: No items available:

50. United States flag by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (5 p. ; 19 cm.) , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program explains the origins and evolution of the American flag, the role of Betsy Ross, the national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," the Pledge of Allegiance and proper care of the flag. Availability: No items available:

51. United States expansion by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program covers the story of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and Sacajawea, follows the life of a child in a pioneer family, "America the Beautiful," the forced relocation of Native Americans from their homelands, the story of John Henry and the history of Mount Rushmore. Availability: No items available:

52. Washington, D.C. by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program illustrates the planning and building of important buildings and monuments of Washington, D.C., including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and the Supreme Court Building. Availability: No items available:

53. National observances by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (ca. 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (5 p. ; 19 cm.) , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program explains why we celebrate Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Election Day and the history of voting in America. Availability: No items available:

54. United States Constitution by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program recounts the story of the Constitution, the biographies of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and the great seal of the United States. Availability: No items available:

55. African American life by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (ca. 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + Teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program explores the African-American journey from Africa to slavery, resistance to slavery, racial segregation, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Movement, the biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. and life for African Americans today. Availability: No items available:

56. Equal rights for all by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program illuminates the story of the Bill of Rights, the abolitionist movement, the biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Susan B. Anthony, and a child's perspective of the Emancipation Proclamation. Availability: No items available:

57. Early settlers by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program recounts the story of the Pilgrims and the voyage of the Mayflower to Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower Compact, Squanto and the first Thanksgiving, and life in colonial Williamsburg. Availability: No items available:

58. American independence by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program covers the story of the Declaration of Independence, a child's firsthand account of the Boston Tea Party, the biography of Thomas Jefferson, the history of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Availability: No items available:

59. Susan B. Anthony by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Did you know that not too long ago, many Americans didn't have the right to vote? If you were a woman living in the United States before the early 1900s, it would have been illegal for you to cast a ballot -- and doing so could have landed you in jail! One great American fought long and hard for the right for all of us to vote, and in Susan B. Anthony, kids will get an up-close look at the life of this pioneering voice in the struggle for equal rights. See how her lifelong dedication to the fight for equality changed the lives of women in America forever. Availability: No items available:

60. Cesar Chavez by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2005. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Cesar Chavez overcame huge obstacles, including extreme poverty and the prejudice that he experienced as a Hispanic American and a migrant farmer, to achieve his goal of helping to organize the first successful union for America's farm workers. As a union activist, he promoted the use of nonviolent strikes, boycotts and protests to help farm workers obtain better pay and working conditions, and forever changed the relationship between farm owners and workers. In this fascinating portrait, kids will examine the life of this dedicated labor leader, whose determination to help others gave thousands a voice and the power to change things for the better in this country. Availability: No items available: