U.S. History Series

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7 videos in this collection

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
This is the authoritative documentary on Robert E. Lee, the famed military leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Featuring the perspectives of America's leading Civil War historians,…
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)
"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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California Missions 12 & 13
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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…
    Falcon Field (Air Museum); Fighter Combat International
    Part of the Series: Arizona Backroads Series
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    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…
    Everything Old is New Again
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    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…
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    Through interviews with historians and dramatic reenactments of eyewitness accounts, this documentary series chronicles the pivotal events that took place between 1763 and 1789 as the United States came into being. In 1763, America's capital city is London, Benjamin Franklin is considering retirement in England and no one connects Boston…