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1. The states / Edward Herrmann; Actuality Productions.; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network. by Herrmann, Edward Publication: [New York] : History Channel, 2007 . 3 videodiscs (7 hr., 50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Date: 2007 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料中心 - 河堤 American Corner Kaohsiung He-ti (1), 馬祖美國資料專區 American Shelf Matsu (1),

2. Founding fathers : the men who shaped our nation and changed the world (1)   Publication: MPH Entertainment Inc. for The History Channel 2000 . One DVD : 100 minutes ; color , All rights reserved. Volume One: REBELS WITH A CAUSE The birth of American democracy as attended by an extraordinary cast of characters, drawn from every level of colonial society. They brought to the cause of independence a dazzling array of talents and genius--and an equally noteworthy range of personality flaws and defects. Sam Adams was a rumpled, pugnacious man who failed at a variety of professions, before finding his niche as a revolutionary with a knack for inciting mob violence. John Hancock, a wealthy, aristocratic merchant, was also a known wine-smuggler with a major economic stake in breaking away from Britain. But the unique chemistry of this political "odd couple" would prove pivotal, combining to spark the fires of resentment which until then had been merely smoldering within the colonies. TAKING LIBERTIES In the aftermath of heavy British tax levies and the shock of the Boston Massacre, the situation in the American colonies grew more incendiary. Helping to fan the flames was the eloquent orator Patrick Henry, who rose from backwoods obscurity to marry into money and make the first open "call to arms." Meanwhile, Benjamin Franklin, actually slow to join the colonists' cause, was in London--desperately attempting to patch things up with King George. Across the Atlantic, George Washington, a retired soldier with a spotty military record, maneuvered for command of the rebel forces, while an alcoholic essay writer named Thomas Paine published "Common Sense," one of the period's most famous and inflammatory tracts. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

3. Founding fathers : the men who shaped our nation and changed the world (2)   Publication: MPH Entertainment Inc. for The History Channel 2000 . One DVD : 100 minutes ; color , All rights reserved. Volume two: YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION By 1776, the rebels would finally make their fateful, final break with Britain. One of those advocating this extreme step was a young Virginia planter named Thomas Jefferson. A misogynist who suffered debilitating migraines, the man who penned the Declaration of Independence wrestled all his life with the contradiction of being a slave-owner himself. On the battlefield, the war did not get off to a promising start. George Washington failed miserably in his first campaigns, while Ben Franklin's own son was arrested for plotting to aid the enemy. But as the revolutionary army gained in experience and confidence--and the French threw their considerable financial support into the fray--the tide slowly but surely began to turn in the rebels' direction. A HEALTHY CONSTITUTION After the final defeat of British forces in Yorktown, the thirteen colonies found themselves in a unique and frightening situation: building a new, democratic nation with no money, few allies and no blueprint of how to proceed. The revolution's savior would turn out to be the shy, studious James Madison, the father of the Constitution. Also vital to the new nation's survival was ensuring good ties with the friends it possessed. Sent to Paris to maintainvital ties with the French. Thomas Jefferson would engage in not one but two scandalous affairs: one with a married woman and one with his slave Sally Hemings. Back in the newly independent America, the revered George Washington would decline the titleof "King" and become the first President of the grand social experiment that came to be the United States of America. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

4. World Trade Center /produced by Actuality Productions, Inc. for the History Channel ; written and produced by Nancy Oey, Bob Petrella ; producer/created by, Bruce Nash ; executive producer, Don Cambou ; executive producer[s for the History Channel, Beth Dietrich-Segarra, Charlie Maday.   Publication: New York: History Channel Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, 2002 . 1 videodisc (50 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , For a time, its towers were the tallest buildings on earth, and The World Trade Center--an engineering marvel--came to symbolize American prosperity and strength. Recalling a more innocent era, this new production from The History Channel--filmed just months vefore the towers' tragic demise--charts the history of their construction, revealing the controversies, decisions and innovations that surrounded the project.Through interviews with the engineers, architects, politicians, and contractors who proudly and ambitiously dreamt, designed and build the complex, THE WORLD TRADE CENTER: IN MEMORIAM examines the monument as both architectural achievement and cultural icon. What emerges is not only a tribute to a building, but an inspiring and intimate story of the birth and growth of an American symbol.Filled with extraordinary photos and archival footage of the construction of America's beloved twin towers, this is a comprehensive and unforgettable celebration of a vanished landmark. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

5. 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:

6. Great monuments of America / History (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.   Publication: [United States] : History ; New York : Distributed by New Video, 2012 . 4 videodiscs (ca 5 hr., 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Date: 2012 Availability: No items available:

7. History of the star spangled banner from 1814 to the present by Svejda, George J. Publication: Washington, D.C. : Division of History, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation 1969 . 595 p. Date: 1969 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

8. Commanding generals and chiefs of staff, 1775-1983 : portraits & biographical sketches of the United States Army's senior officer by Bell, William Gardner Publication: Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., 1983 . xii, 185 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm. , Includes bibliographies and index. Date: 1983 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

9. Legacies : collecting America's history at the Smithsonian by Lubar, Steven D. Publication: Washington, D.C. : Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the National Museum of American History, 2001 . 256 p. ; 31cm. , Includes bibliographical references and index. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

10. Red, hot & blue : a Smithsonian salute to the American musical by Henderson, Amy. Publication: Washington : National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American History in association with the Smithsonian Institution Press 1996 . xix, 268 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm. , "An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, October 25, 1996, through July 6, 1997"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliography (p. 252-253), discography (p. 254-261), and index. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),