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American History: Reconstruction (1866-1876)

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DVD 567.00 Reconstruction: the second Civil War (175 min.) The story of the tumultuous years after the Civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and at the same time, how former slaves could be brought into the life of the country.

America History in Video Documentaries

Fight No More Forever
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; directed byStephen Ives; produced by Stephen Ives, inKen Burns's The West6 (Arlington, VA:Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)1996),1 hour  
Black Inventors: Black Men and Iron Horses
directed by Bill Buckley; produced by Bill Buckley (Westport, CTRediscovery Productions2011), 18 mins  
The Railroads That Tamed the West
produced by Alison Trinkl, in Modern MarvelsSeason 2, Episode 1 (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1995), 47 mins  
U.S. Marshals of the Old West
directed by Richard Ross; produced byRichard Ross (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1999), 45 mins  
produced by Douglas J. Cohen, in Wild West Tech (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2005), 36 mins  
Western Towns
directed by Laura Verklan, in Wild West Tech (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2004), 37 mins  
Andrew Carnegie: Prince of Steel
produced by Rick Davis, in Biography (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1997),43 mins  
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
directed by Ken Burns, 1953- and Paul Barnes, 1951-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953- and Paul Barnes, 1951- (Arlington, VAPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS),1999), 3 hours  
The Better Angels of Our Nature
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced byKen Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War9 (Arlington, VAPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)1990), 1 hour  
The Great Tribes
directed by Donna Lusitana and Craig Haffner; produced by Laura Verklan (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1997), 1 hour  
Picture Perfect: The Pomp and Vision of Mathew Brady
directed by Donna Lusitana; produced byArthur Drooker, in Civil War Journal (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1997),32 mins  
Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story
directed by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013; produced by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013 (New York, NYFilmakers Library2009), 56 mins  

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