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THEY WERE NOT SILENT: THE JEWISH LABOR MOVEMENT AND THE HOLOCAUST
THEY WERE NOT SILENT: THE JEWISH LABOR MOVEMENT AND THE HOLOCAUST

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Labor Studies 

Tells the story of the anti-Nazi and rescue activities of the American Jewish labor movement, including their aid to the Underground fighters of the ghettoes of East Europe, and their assistance to Holocaust survivors in refugee camps across the globe. The video features rare archival footage and photos, plus interviews with labor veterans, Holocaust survivors and scholars.

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THE RETURN OF JOE HILL

American History  American Studies  Labor Studies  Music  Sociology  World History  Immigration 

Tells the story of Joe Hill (1879-1915), a Swedish immigrant to America who became a songwriter, cartoonist and labor organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and whose 1915 execution by the state of Utah for a crime he probably did not commit transformed him into a martyr for the labor movement and an international folk hero.

WE PUT HER THERE: THE CONTRIBUTORS
WE PUT HER THERE: THE CONTRIBUTORS

American History  American Studies  Architecture  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

From the first concept to the final rivet, The Statue of Liberty was the creation of volunteers. Strange to say, no government was involved. This documentary tells the exciting story of who was involved: hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens from all walks of life, even children, gave their small earnings to realize Miss Liberty, first in France and then in the U.S. It took 14 years to consummate.

THE FIGHT IN THE FIELDS: CESAR CHAVEZ AND THE FARMWORKERS' STRUGGLE
THE FIGHT IN THE FIELDS: CESAR CHAVEZ AND THE FARMWORKERS' STRUGGLE

Sociology  Political Science  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Chicano Studies  American History  American Studies 

Tells the story of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic founder of the United Farmworkers Union, and the movement that he inspired-one that touched the hearts of millions of Americans with the grape and lettuce boycotts, a nonviolent movement that confronted conservative politicians like Ronald Reagan and the powerful Teamsters Union.

UP SOUTH
UP SOUTH

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

Part of the Who Built America? series, this video tells the vivid tale of the African-American exodus from the rural South to northern industrial cities during World War I.

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.

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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TO QUENCH OUR INFINITE THIRST

Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Anthropology  American Studies 

This film shows some of the things that are being done to divert water, and predicts what will happen to our dams and reservoirs in the future.

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