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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 

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.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1972
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1972

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Nixon wins in landslide; Olympics terror; SALT talks; George Wallace shot; skyjackings; Betty Friedan; Howard Hughes biography hoax; Bobby Fischer and chess as spectator sport; Angela Davis; J. Edgar Hoover dies.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1971
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1971

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Pentagon Papers; Attica prison revolt; Lt. Calley and the My Lai massacre; Bangladesh; unisex hair and clothes; deaths of Khrushchev and Louis Armstrong; DNA; Apollo missions; D.B. Cooper.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1970
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1970

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Kent State killings; Chicago 7 Trial; ERA; Cambodian invasion; mercury pollution; Muhammad Ali; water beds and hot pants; Solzhenitzyn; Bernadette Devlin; tragedy at Chappaquiddick; Sesame Street; civil war in Biafra.

THE USA VS. TOKYO ROSE
THE USA VS. TOKYO ROSE

American History  Asian Studies  Sociology  World History 

Tells the little-known story of the Justice Department's postwar pursuit and conviction of Japanese-American Iva Toguri for what it deemed treasonous radio broadcasts during WWII.

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BIEDERMEIER: A WAY OF LIFE IN AUSTRIA, 1815-1848

Europe  World History 

This video traces the major social, cultural, technological and political developments that took place in Austria between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the revolutions of 1848, a period of relative peace and stability when the middle classes prospered and the arts and other social developments flourished. Dramatic re-enactments of historical events are blended with period graphics and music to provide an informative profile of a crucial period in European history.

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THE TEARS OF PELELIU

American History  Asian Studies  Peace & Conflict  Sociology  World History 

Where The Thin Red Line leaves off, The Tears of Peleliu picks up some fifty years later, as it follows five American WWII veterans as they meet their former Japanese adversaries on the bloodiest battlefield in the history of warfare. The residents of Peleliu, a tiny island in the South Pacific, regard with some trepidation the return of the men who destroyed their island.

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