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D: World History
E-F: History of the Americas
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Historical Information
Streaming Video Databases
A Sampling of Videos in the Library
America: the story of us (CIRCULATING MEDIA E178 .A44 2013)
Focuses on the people, ideas and events covering 400 years of American history.

The Black Panthers: vanguard of the revolution (CIRCULATING MEDIA E185.615 .B53 2016)
This is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the braoder American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lesons wrought when a movement derails.

Freedom Riders (CIRCULATING MEDIA E185.61 .F74 2011)
Inspirational documentary about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders.

Legacy of the Weeks Act 100 years of restoring America's forests (CIRCULATING MEDIA SD412 .U833 2011)
Signed into law by President William Howard Taft' the Weeks Act permitted the federal government to purchase private land in order to protec tthe headwaters of rivers and watersheds in the eastern United Stated and called for fire protection efforts through federal, state, and private cooperation.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (CIRCULATING MEDIA E757.3 .R667 2014)
Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

The Vietnam War (CIRCULATING MEDIA DS557.7 .V542 2017)
This series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 withnesses from all sides. Features rarely seen photography, as well as more than 100 iconic musical recordings.

World War II: The War Chronicles (CIRCULATING MEDIA D743 .W6753 2011)
This comprehensive video features the greatest World War II documentaries, each packed with original archival footage, interviews with military experts and historians, and gripping reenactments from the War in Europe to the war in the Pacific.