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American History: Expansion & Sectionalism (1829-1859)(30)

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DVD 806.00 U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 (approx. 240 min.) Tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. Although the war lasted only two years, its outcome not only transformed the boundaries of these neighboring countries, but it also shifted the balance of worldpowers and shaped the destinies of each nation. This series explores the events surrounding the conflict between the two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity. The educational package covers the dramatic sweep of the war from the multiple perspectives of Americans, Mexicans, and Native Americans, examining the social, cultural, and economic forces that shaped each country and its peoples during that crucial era.

DVD 1284.01-.03 We shall remain: America through native eyes (394 min.) They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their strategies were militaristic, but more often they were diplomatic, spiritual, legal and political.These five documentaries spanning almost four hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, upending two-dimensional stereotypes of American Indians as simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land

DVD 745.00 The West Spanning from the first European advance into the wilderness to the dawn of the 20th century, this series portrays the profound, often devastating impact the onrushing white settlers, adventurers and exploiters had on Native Americans and the land.

America History in Video Documentaries

Frontier Doctors
in In Search of History (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2006), 40 mins  
Army Corps Of Engineers
produced by Don Cambou, in Modern MarvelsSeason 9, Episode 10 (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2003), 44 mins  
Empire Upon the Trails
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; directed byStephen Ives; produced by Stephen Ives, inKen Burns's The West2 (Arlington, VA:Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)1996),1 hour  
Guns of Remington
produced by Brian Coughlin, in Tales of the Gun (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2000), 39 mins  
Andrew Carnegie: Prince of Steel
produced by Rick Davis, in Biography (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1997),43 mins  
The Rockefellers
directed by Allison Guss, in Biography (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2002),41 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 Speck of the Future
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; directed byStephen Ives; produced by Stephen Ives, inKen Burns's The West3 (Arlington, VA:Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)1996),1 hour  
The Great Tribes
directed by Donna Lusitana and Craig Haffner; produced by Laura Verklan (New York, NYA&E Television Networks1997), 1 hour  
The Alamo, vol. 2
produced by George Ratliff, in Alamo (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2003), 1 hour  
Indian Self Rule
(Watertown, MADocumentary Educational Resources (DER)1985), 58 mins  
The Alamo, vol. 1
directed by Darryl Rehr and Joshua Alper; produced by Darryl Rehr and Joshua Alper, in Alamo (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2003), 1 hour  
Remember the Alamo
directed by Darryl Rehr; produced by Darryl Rehr (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2003), 1 hour  
The Gold Rush
directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Randall MacLowry, 1963-, inAmerican Experience (Arlington, VAPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)2006), 1 hour  
produced by History Channel (New York, NYA&E Television Networks2005), 2 hours  
The Way West: Westward, the Course of Empire Takes Its Way
directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience1 (Alexandria, VAPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)1995), 1 hour