World History


...ALL OUR LIVES
...ALL OUR LIVES

World History  Women's Studies  Political Science  Labor Studies  Europe  Directed by Women 

Examines the lives of several women who actively participated in the social revolution during the Spanish Civil War, women who are as dynamic in their 80s as they were in their youth. All are members of the anarcho-syndicalist trade union, the CNT, the main representative of the working class movement in Spain in 1936.

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WAR LAB

World History  Sociology  Science  Peace & Conflict  Directed by Women 

A compilation historical documentary offering a critical look at the development of bombs and other weapons of mass destruction since WWII.

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STORY ABOUT A BAD DREAM, A

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  World History  Children & Young Adult 

This compelling docu-drama about the Holocaust, based on the memoirs of Eva Erbenova, recounts from a child's-eye view her experiences as a thirteen-year-old girl in Czechoslovakia during World War II, the only one from her family to survive the war.

DOWN TO THE BEDROCK
DOWN TO THE BEDROCK

Archeology  Irish Studies  World History 

This video chronicles the recently completed archaeological excavation in the Temple Bar area of Dublin, which produced evidence of the first Viking settlement established in A.D. 841, as well as a pre-Norman settlement confirmed to be the earliest origins of the city.

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DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

Europe  World History 

A moving memoir of the Spanish Civil War by a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, this film includes historical background on the Depression, archival footage of Civil War battles, and footage shot in Franco's Spain of the mid-1970s.

THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)
THE HISTORY BOOK (Series)

Animation  Europe  World History  Children & Young Adult 

Beginning with the Middle Ages and continuing to the present day, this series of nine animated films surveys the development of society throughout the ages from a grassroots perspective, showing history as it has been lived and experienced by common people.

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SAN FRANCISCO GOOD TIMES

American Studies  Sociology  World History 

A colorful portrait of the culture and lifestyles of the `Flower Power' era, 1968-72, including rock music, brown rice, organic gardens, astrology, communes and collectives, and assorted chemical contraband.

ARE WE WINNING, MOMMY?: america and the cold war
ARE WE WINNING, MOMMY?: america and the cold war

American Studies  Media Studies  Sociology  World History  Directed by Women 

An incisive examination of the historical roots of the Cold War and its effects on American life.

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DAY THE COLD WAR CAME HOME, THE

American History  American Studies  Cinema Studies  Sociology  World History 

In October 1947, screenwriter Gordon Kahn was one of those subpoenaed to appear before the House on Un-American Activities Committee which was investigating `communist subversion' of the film industry.

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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.

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THIS BLOODY, BLUNDERING BUSINESS

American History  American Studies  Asian Studies  Political Science  World History 

Examines the history of American intervention in the Philippines following the Spanish American War. A silent movie format with lively ragtime piano music is combined with a dramatically understated narration and excerpts from `newsreels' of the period to reveal the nature of American attitudes toward Third World peoples and cultures.

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REVIEW OF THE SEVENTIES

World History 

A fast-paced overview of the events, issues and personalities of the decade, including student killings at Kent State; the growing economic power of oil-rich Middle Eastern nations; the Watergate scandal; and a President and Vice President forced to resign.

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REVIEW OF THE SIXTIES

World History  Cuban Studies 

A fast-paced overview of the events, issues and personalities of the decade, including the assassinations of two Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Beatles; space exploration; a confrontation in Cuba; and U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1979
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1979

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Sandinistas oust Somoza in Nicaragua; Thatcher elected Prime Minister; Three Mile Island; the Shah flees and Khomeini returns to Iran; palimony; Idi Amin overthrown; Skylab falls; Chinese invasion of Vietnam.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1978
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1978

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Proposition 13; Nazis march in Skokie; Aldo Moro kidnapping; Vietnamese boat people; Jonestown suicides; Rev. Sun Myung Moon; hot tubs; Panama Canal; Bakke case; disco music; Camp David.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1977
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1977

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Sadat and Begin peace talks; Carter inauguration; solar energy; Gary Gilmore execution; punk rock; Son of Sam murders; Elvis dies; NYC blackout; Sylvester Stallone in Rocky; Bert Lance resigns.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1976
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1976

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: American Bicentennial; Jimmy Carter elected; Viking spacecraft lands on Mars; mud wrestling; Israeli raid on Entebbe; post-Mao party purge in China; Idi Amin; Legionnaire’s disease; Howard Hughes dies.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1975
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1975

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Saigon falls; Margaret Thatcher elected; Ford assassination attempts; Saturday Night Live; Patty Hearst arrested; UN equates Zionism with racism; Jimmy Hoffa disappears; primal scream therapy; Franco dies.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1974
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1974

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Nixon resigns; gay rights demonstration in NYC; Boston anti-busing demonstrations; sex discrimination; Arctic pipeline; truckers’ strike; streaking; Ford pardons Nixon; Fanne Fox scandal.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1973
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1973

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Watergate grand jury proceedings; Agnew resigns; Wounded Knee; military coup in Chile; U.S. out of Vietnam; Yom Kippur War; gas crisis; the Partridge Family; hang gliding; mass murders; LBJ dies.

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