U.S. History Series

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African American/Black History Map Rap
"Highly Recommended. This effort by two educators, Howard Shelf II and Phil Garcia, commemorates black history and refocuses the positives in the rap genre." -National Media Review Howard Shelf II…
Robert E. Lee - Beyond the Battles
"Highly Recommended. Using contemporary on-location footage, re-enactors, photographic and portrait stills this production is an excellent look at the man, Robert Edward Lee. One historian has called him "the Marble…
Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy
April 14th, 1865, just 5 days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth…
Ely Parker (Seneca): Warrior in Two Worlds
"Highly Recommended. This documentary fills an important gap in American history collections by documenting the life of a person who is not well known today. It is accurate and without…
A Sleepy Hollow Memorial
Sleepy Hollow, a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. Here you will find the…
The Statue of Liberty: Building a Colossus
"Highly Recommended! An exceptional achievement, this is simply the best documentary on the Statue of Liberty ever made. It illuminates the forgotten story of the Statue of Liberty like no…
Up From Slavery: Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915) was born into slavery in Virginia. After emancipation he worked his way through college, attending the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (today, Hampton University)…

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Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy
Part of the Series: U.S. History Series
April 14th, 1865, just 5 days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth and would die the next day. This one violent act shocked a nation that for the previous 4 years had…
Off the Beaten Path
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
This program is dedicated to places the majority of people have probably never seen before. We begin celebrating Labor Day at the Four Corners Iron Horse Motorcycle Rally in southwest Colorado, an event that was originally coordinated by former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. Anyone who ever read Norman Maclean's The…
California Missions 12 & 13
  • Class Project - The Making of a Mission Studying the Missions of California is an important part of all children's education in their state - and it's a great U.S. history lesson for children outside of California. This "hands on" program offers two creative class projects presented by 4th grade…
  • Falcon Field (Air Museum); Fighter Combat International
    Part of the Series: Arizona Backroads Series
    During WW II Phoenix changed from a farming center into an industrial city with mass production of military supplies, which gave rise to the Williams and Falcon airfields in Mesa. For years, Falcon Field was home to the Champlin Fighter Museum, which contained a large number of planes from WW…
    Robert E. Lee - Beyond the Battles
    Part of the Series: U.S. History Series
    "Highly Recommended. Using contemporary on-location footage, re-enactors, photographic and portrait stills this production is an excellent look at the man, Robert Edward Lee. One historian has called him "the Marble Man" more an icon to the South than a flesh and blood man. This work gives us a look at…
    Dogs (and Wolves)
    Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
    Dogs are one of the most beloved animals in the world; there are over 70 million in the U.S. alone. This program pays tribute to a group of various dogs and dog lovers, while too providing a look at wolves in hope of raising awareness of them to help preserve…
    California Missions 1 & 2
  • Father Junipero Serra "Highly Recommended. Shot on location in California, this program discusses the historical importance of Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, who is considered the founder of the California missions. The program is well documented and offers a lot of information in a short time. The illustrations are excellent, making…
  • Everything Old is New Again
    Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
    The old cliche, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," holds true as the theme of this program that takes us on a trip down memory lane. Elaine Hull, a historian with Elitch Gardens, provides the story of its magnificent carousel, which dates back to 1905 and is also…
    California Indians 3 & 4
    The Missions and 7 Southern Tribes: California's missions are a lasting reminder of the days when the first Europeans pioneered this great land; also, they can remind us of the native people who lived here and whose way of life changed forever. In this program, author/historian George Emanuels addresses various…
    Mountaineers
    Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
    Ever imagine what the first settlers west of the Mississippi thought when they first saw the Rocky Mountains? In this program, we are introduced to real-life mountaineers who help us re-live those glory days. First we meet a mountain climber, known as "a Colorado 14er," who climbs mountains that are…
    California's Sierra Valley: Traces of Switzerland in Northern California
    The most famous emigrant with Swiss ties in California was John Sutter, whose arrival helped change the shape of American history, for it was the discovery of gold at his sawmill that launched the California Gold Rush and one of the largest human migrations in history. Sutter's dream of an…
    Raft! Colorado
    Part of the Series: Colorado Adventures Series
    Eileen Dakta, the General Manager of River Runners asks, "Have you been white water rafting in Colorado yet?" And for good reason, Colorado offers some of the greatest river rafting in the whole world. First, the Arkansas River, which is the most popular river for whitewater rafting in the U.S.;…