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Abraham and Mary Lincoln : a house divided /   Publication: [United States] : WGBH Educational Foundation : | Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2001 . 3 videocassettes of 3 (360 min.) : | Copyright: no reg. , Special features include: interviews with the producer and cinematographer, audio descriptions, audio navigation, three-part featurette, interactive map, videos interview of historians, timelines, essays, photo galleries, and teacher's guide. | Videocassette 1. This film begins in 1882 when Mary Todd Lincoln is an old woman living near Springfield, Illinois. It backtracts to tell the story of the couple's childhoods his in a remote backwoods log cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home. And it describes their courtship. Mary sets her heart on the raw, socially awkward Lincoln, saying later. “ He’ll be president of the United States on day. If I had not thought so I never would have married him. “ Their partnership is both tempestuous and passionate. She has a temper, and he suffers bouts of depression. But they share a powerful political ambition that sends Lincoln to the House of Representatives and later, with the country splitting apart over slavery, propels him to run for president. On election night, when the results finally come in, Lincoln goes home and tells his wife, “Mary, Mary, we are elected” | Videcassette 2: When the Lincolns arrive in Washington in 1861, the country is breaking apart. The country's president-elect is unknown, untested, and mistrusted. His wife, the daughter of a Southern slave owner, is suspected of being a Confederate sympathizer, As Lincoln leads a confused and frightened people through the most terrible conflict in their history, disaster strikes his own home: Willie Lincoln -- the child Mary says will be the hope and stay of her old age – dies. Mary, though tormented by her grief, visits wounded soldiers and helps slaves who have made their way to the North. Losing her grip on sanity, she also turns to spiritualists for comfort. Her husband, bowed down with sorrow, never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the east, enlistments drying up, and morale low, Lincoln takes a step that changes the country forever and in ding so he changes himself. On January 1, 1863 the sixteenth president issues the Emancipation Proclamation liberating millions of Americans from bondage. The Move turns the Civil War from a conflict over union into a struggle for freedom. 1/2 in. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:
Breaking away / Peter Yates; Steve Tesich; Dennis Christopher; Dennis Quaid; Daniel Stern by Yates, Peter Publication: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2001] . 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , 2 copies Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1), 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),
DVD: So you want to be president? by St. George, Judith 1931- Publication: [Weston, CT] Weston Woods Studios Scholastic 2003 . 1 videodisc (27 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , "Public performance DVD"--Container. "In the time-honored tradition of political commentary the public and private lives of forty-two Presidents are celebrated with humor and flair"--Container. Bonus features: on-screen learning guides ; optional English subtitles. | Closed-captioned. Narrated by Stockard Channing. Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. MPAA rating: Not rated. DVD. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:
One sky above us   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (62 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:
State capitals by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide. , Join children Gus and Gwen as they learn about all 50 states and their capitals. They go region by region and provide fun facts and information, including state nicknames, things the states are famous for making or producing, popular recreation activities and a bit of history. This fast-paced trip from coast to coast provides an exciting overview of regions, states and their capitals. Availability: No items available: