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1877: THE GRAND ARMY OF STARVATION
1877: THE GRAND ARMY OF STARVATION

World History  Labor Studies  American Studies  American History 

This video looks at a nationwide rebellion that brought the U.S. to a standstill, when 80,000 railroad workers went out on strike to protest the excesses of the railroad companies.

DOING AS THEY CAN: slave life in the american south
DOING AS THEY CAN: slave life in the american south

American Studies  American History  African-American Studies  World History  Women's Studies  Labor Studies 

This video features a fugitive woman slave describing life, work, and day-to-day resistance to slavery on a North Carolina cotton plantation during the 1840s and 1850s.

TEA PARTY ETIQUETTE
TEA PARTY ETIQUETTE

American Studies  American History  World History  Women's Studies  Labor Studies 

This video is based on the life of Boston shoemaker George Robert Twelves and reveals how working people helped make the American Revolution.

THE BIG H
THE BIG H

American History  American Studies  World History  Labor Studies 

This video is a film-noir spoof, private eye Clio Malarkey investigates the central role played by working Americans in U.S. history and the hazards of misinterpreting the past.

BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM: LEVITTOWN, NY
BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM: LEVITTOWN, NY

Architecture  American Studies  Sociology 

This historical documentary chronicles New York real estate developer William Levitt's postwar construction of affordable housing for returning WWII veterans and their families in Levittown and other Long Island communities, thereby establishing the prototype for modern suburbia.

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TALK TO ME: AMERICANS IN CONVERSATION

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This provocative documentary, blending interviews with archival footage, examines the nature of shared national identity and what it means to be an American today.

IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY

African-American Studies  American Studies  American History  Peace & Conflict  Sociology 

Examines Pulaski, Tennessee, the town where the Ku Klux Klan was founded right after the Civil War, and where today its memory still runs very deep.

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SOWETO TO BERKELEY

African-American Studies  American History  American Studies  African Studies  Peace & Conflict  Political Science  Sociology 

Examines the Anti-Apartheid Movement at the University of California at Berkeley during 1985-86, which led to similar student protests nationwide.

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MINOR ALTERCATION, A

African-American Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Dramatizes a real-life incident involving a fight between two high school girls--one white, one black-and then traces in parallel fashion the response of the two families to the incident, revealing the real feelings underlying racial tensions as well as the existence of common interests.

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PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI

African-American Studies  American Studies  Sociology 

A contemporary portrait of the small southern town where, in June 1964, three young civil rights workers were murdered for registering blacks to vote. In the thirty years since, Philadelphia, Mississippi has retained its infamous reputation as a racist backwater.

GANDY DANCERS
GANDY DANCERS

African-American Studies  American Studies  Labor Studies  Music  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Features the musical traditions and verbal recollections of eight retired African-American railroad track laborers, whose occupational folk songs were once heard along the railroad lines that crisscross the South.

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ALL GOD'S CHILDREN

African-American Studies  American Studies  LGBTQ  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Shows how the Black Church has embraced African-American lesbians and gay men as dedicated members of its spiritual family.

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THE MASTER OF LIGHT

American Studies  Physical Science  Science 

Examines the life and scientific career of Albert A. Michelson (1852-1931), a pioneer in the world of physics who in 1907 became the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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BINGO: YOU BETCHA!

American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the American subculture of bingo, a game played by some 35,000,000 Americans each week and which has become a big business generating an annual gross of $35 billion for the charities and religious organizations which operate the games.

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HALFTIME: FIVE YALE MEN AT MIDLIFE

American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

This award-winning documentary profiles five men from the Yale University class of 1963 who candidly look back at their lives as planned and as ultimately lived.

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PAUL JACOBS AND THE NUCLEAR GANG

American Studies  Death & Dying  Health  Media Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women 

Profiles the journalist and political activist who exposed the U.S. government's cover-up of the health hazards from low-level radiation, chronicling this scandal from atomic fallout contamination of soldiers during early tests in the Fifties and Sixties to problems facing nuclear industry workers today.

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THREE LETTER WORD FOR LOVE, A

American Studies  Human Sexuality  Sociology 

Shot in Harlem, this film features young minority men and women speaking frankly about their thoughts, feelings, misconceptions, and fantasies about sex.

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CONTRACEPTION: THE STALLED REVOLUTION

AIDS  American Studies  Health  Human Sexuality  Women's Studies 

Journalist Linda Ellerbee examines the state of contraception in the U.S. today, including women's dissatisfaction with the methods currently available.

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CHOOSING SUICIDE

American Studies  Death & Dying  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

An emotionally compelling examination of NY artist and psychotherapist Jo Roman's pioneering work in developing a philosophy of "rational suicide" as a basic human right.

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CHUCK SOLOMON: COMING OF AGE

AIDS  American Studies  LGBTQ 

An intimate portrait of Chuck Solomon, a mainstay of the San Francisco theatrical community, who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985.

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