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American History: Colonial Era (1650-1765)

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DVD 577.00 Salem witch trials (ca. 50 min.) In 1693, the village of Salem, Massachusetts was overcome with superstitious hysteria. At the peak of the madness someone hundred fifty people, male and female, were accused of being witches.

DVD 460.00 The War that made America 2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) The French and Indian War pitted French forces for almost a decade against the British, yet few Americans realize its historic contribution to the revolutionary fervor which swept the continent in 1776. The critical and sophisticated role of Native Americans in this conflict is highlighted.

DVD 764.01-.04 The Revolution (ca. 600 min.) From the roots of the rebellion and the signing of the Declaration of Independence to victory on the battlefield at Yorktown and the adoption of the United States Constitution, this program tells the remarkable story of this important era in history. Venturing beyond the conventional list of generals and politicians, The History Channel introduces the full range of individuals who helped shape this great conflict, including some of the war's most influential unsung heroes. Through cinematic recreations, intimate biographical investigations, and provocative political, military, and economic analysis, 'The Revolution' breathes new life into one of the most pivotal periods in American history.

DVD 804.00 Liberty! The American Revolution  ( 6 hr.) Liberty! is an exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. It chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today.

America History in Video Documentaries

Hidden History of Boston
produced by Stan Wojcik (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1998), 1 hour  
Shackles of Memory: The Atlantic Slave Trade
directed by Michel Moreau and Jean-Marc Masseaut (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 55 mins  
Thomas Jefferson: A View From the Mountain
produced by Martin Doblmeier (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 1 hour 
Paul Revere: The Midnight Rider
produced by Melissa Jo Peltier, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2005), 45 mins 
Unlikely Allies
directed by Ben Loeterman; produced by Ben Loeterman, in War That Made America, 2 (Arlington County, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2005), 1 hour  
A Country Between
directed by Eric Stange; produced by Eric Stange, War That Made America, in War That Made America, 1 (Arlington County, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2005), 57 mins 
Frontier Doctors
in In Search of History (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 40 mins 
Conquest of America, Disc 2
produced by Michael Scalere, in Conquest of America (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2005), 1 hour  

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