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DVDs in our Library
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives(DVDs)
Call Number: E444 .U535
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930’s, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
Lincoln (DVD) by
Call Number: PN1997.2 .L5536
A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president’s tumultuous final months in office.
The Civil War (DVDs) by
Call Number: E468 .C581
Ken Burns’s epic documentary brings to life America’s most destructive and defining conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
Films on Demand
Films on Demand is a comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos. Content providers include: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Davidson Films, California Newsreel, PBS and many more. Over 50,000 videos cover a wide range of topics organized into broad subjects. Individual segments subdivide each video into discrete shorter units. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and manage their entire collection.
Swank Motion Pictures
Swank licenses and distributes feature film content to non-theatrical markets including U.S. colleges and universities. This is a collection of streaming films for academic use. The titles are selected based on faculty requests and titles may change each year. Closed captioning is available on most films.
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