General Surveys of American History


A Biography of America [videorecording] / with Donald L. Miller...[et al.] in cooperation with Library of Congress and
National Archives and Records Administration ; producer/ director, Fred Barzyk ; producer, WGBH Educational Foundation.
Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation ; [S.l.] Annenberg/CPB , c2000.
13 videocassettes (60 min. each) sd., col. with b&w sequences ,1/2 in.
Funding provided by Annenberg Foundation/CPB (Corporation of Public Broadcasting). Videocassettes contain two 30-minute parts on each tape.Set contains programs #101K1 through #122K1. Speakers: Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Douglas Brinkley, Virginia Scharff. Pt. 1. New world encounters: The beginnings of America -- pt. 2. English settlement: New England and Virginia -- pt. 3. Growth and empire: The best poor man's country in the world -- pt. 4. The coming of independence -- pt. 5. A new system of government -- pt. 6. Westward expansion: The empire of liberty -- pt. 7. The rise of capitalism: The unseen hand -- pt. 8. The reform impulse: Religion and individualism -- pt. 9. Slavery: The South and slave culture -- pt. 10. The coming of the Civil War -- pt. 11. The Civil War: Vicksburg -- pt. 12. Reconstruction -- pt. 13. America at its Centennial: The revolution betrayal -- pt. 14. Industrial supremacy -- pt. 15. The new city: Planned order and messy vitality -- pt. 16. The West -- pt. 17. Capital and labor -- pt. 18. TR and Wilson: Two faces of power -- pt. 19. A vital progressivism -- pt. 20. The twenties: The tensions of prosperity -- pt. 21. FDR and the depression -- pt. 22. World War II: Total war -- pt. 23. The fifties: From war to normalcy -- pt. 24. The sixties: Vietnam and civil rights -- pt. 25. Contemporary history: Critical thinking about 1972-2000--pt. 26. The redemptive imagination.Videographers: Robert Birkett, Bill Charette, Lance Douglas, Michael Mulvey, Joe Vitagliano; still photographer: Kathleen Doeher; series graphics: Alison Kennedy; motion graphics: Daryl Myers; senior editor: Mark Geffen; editors: Andrea Willians,  Richard Katz, Harlan Reiniger; theme music: David Amram; additional music: Associated Production Music; senior historical consultant: Raymond W. Smock; senior researcher: Michael Mushlitz.This 26-part series of half-hour programs explores the human side of American history and encourages critical thinking about the forces that shaped America.  Using photos, film footage, and documents, host historians lecture in a first-person narrative  to describe a collective life story and history of American people and their every-day events. VHS.
United States -- History -- Biography. United States -- Social life and customs.Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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