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UNFORGETTABLE: 100 YEARS REMEMBERED

Sociology  World History 

This video is a veritable time capsule featuring interviews with survivors of a generation who lived through one of the most remarkable centuries in human history.

THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE OF FORT PILLOW AND THE BIRTH OF THE KU KLUX KLAN
THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE OF FORT PILLOW AND THE BIRTH OF THE KU KLUX KLAN

African-American Studies  American History  Sociology  World History 

This historical documentary uses Civil War re-enactments, historical footage, photos and contemporary interviews to explore a controversial event in American and African- American Civil War history.

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.

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DEAD END KIDS: A STORY OF NUCLEAR POWER

Performing Arts  World History  Peace & Conflict  Directed by Women 

A wacky, free-wheeling satire which examines key moments in the history of nuclear power, from the flowering of medieval alchemy in the 16th century, to the development of the atomic bomb, Hiroshima and its aftermath, and the cultural and political fallout of the Cold War '50s.

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THE HAPPINESS OF STILL LIFE

World History  Europe  Art History  Short Films  Directed by Women 

After the Napoleonic wars and the revolutionary fervor of the late 18th century, Europeans were eager to retreat from the tumultuous arena of history to the uneventful calm of private life.

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MARIO VARGAS LLOSA: THE NOVELIST WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT

World History  Spanish Language  Political Science  Literature  Latin-American Studies 

Profiles the life and work of one of the world's greatest contemporary novelists, who in 1990 campaigned unsuccessfully for the Presidency of Peru.

JOHN MCCRAE'S WAR: IN FLANDERS FIELDS
JOHN MCCRAE'S WAR: IN FLANDERS FIELDS

World History  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Literature  Health 

This biographical video tells the story of John McCrae, a Canadian army physician in WWI. Shaken by the experience of having to pick up for burial the body parts of a best friend, the victim of a direct hit from a German shell, McCrae later wrote "In Flanders Fields," one of the most famous anti-war poems of all time, while looking out over the grave.

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