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DVD 004.67 GRO Growing up online. Alexandria, VA :  PBS Home Video, 2008.
Narrator: Will Lyman. FRONTLINE examines the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming childhood. Not so long ago, the digital world was the province of adults, business, and the world of work. Today, there is a very definite teen cyberculture, developed by kids who are growing up online. This digital world provides a private space, where kids communicate with their friends, do schoolwork, and also face the dangers posed by predators and cyberbullies. The Internet is forging a society with fundamentally different properties, leaving parents grapple with the question of how to manage kids interactions with a world where the partition between public and private has effectively disappeared.


DVD 270.6 REF The Reformation. Camarillo, CA : Goldhil Entertainment, 2003.

DVD 297 WHA What is Islam? Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2006.
Looks at Islam, its history, and its rituals. Visits a mosque to learn about the five pillars and the daily Muslim prayer service of salah. Also visits a family as they celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

DVD 302.23 DIG Digital nation. Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, c2010.
1. Distracted by everything -- 2. What's it doing to their brains? -- 3. South Korea's gaming craze -- 4. Teaching with technology -- 5. The dumbest generation? -- 6. Relationships -- 7. Virtual worlds -- 8. Can virtual experiences change us? -- 9. Where are we headed?. Correspondents, Douglas Rushkoff & Rachel Dretzin. "Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained? In Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world."-- Frontline website.

DVD 305.235 MER The merchants of cool. Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation : 2005.
Correspondent, Douglas Rushkoff. The world of advertising has become inundated with marketing for teenagers. This episode of Frontline explores the pop culture manipulated and created by corporate America for the American youth.

DVD 323.1 MIG Mighty times : the children's march. Montgomery, Ala. : Teaching Tolerance, 2005.
The story of how the young people of Birmingham, Ala., braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today's young people to be catalysts for positive social change.

DVD 324.623 ONE One woman, one vote. Alexandria, Va. : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2005.
Narrator, Susan Sarandon. Documents the 72-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives.

DVD 325.73 ELL Ellis Island : book, DVD, family tree. United States : History Channel, 2002.

DVD 330 FRE Freakonomics : the movie. New York, NY : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2011.
Explores the role economics plays in various social issues, including child naming and low crime rates.

DVD 332.743 MAX Maxed out. Los Angeles, Calif. : Distributed by Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2007.
Take a journey deep inside the American style of debt, where things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. Shocking and incisive, it paints a picture of a national nightmare, which is all too real for most--Container.

DVD 333.792 NUC Nuclear energy : the costs and benefits of alternative choices.  Newtown, Pa. : Disney Educational Productions, 2005.
Hosted by Bill Nye. Join Bill Nye as he weighs the risks and advantages of using nuclear power as an alternative source of energy. Visit a nuclear reactor and a proposed nuclear waste site and hear from experts.

DVD 338 FOO Food, Inc. Widescreen. Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2009.
Interviews with Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Gary Hirschberg, Joe Salatin. Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation.

DVD 338.09 IND The Industrial Revolution. San Francisco, CA : Cerebellum Corporation, 2001.

DVD 338.4 HOW How clothing is made. Standard format. Lake Zurich, Ill. : Learning Seed, 2004.
Visits a garment manufacturing facility to demonstrate various aspects of the clothing production process, discussing designs, fabrics, patterns, pricing, cutting, and the impact of overseas facilities on the garment business.

DVD 338.476636 TAP Tapped. Widescreen. New York, NY : Disinformation, 2010.
Examines how the bottled water industry affects our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

DVD 342 UND Understanding government.  Camarillo, CA : Distributed by Goldhil Video, 2004.
The Constitution of the United States established three distinct branches of government - the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. The founding fathers, formed this division to establish the principle of separation of power and maintain an internal system of checks and balances. The Senate and House of Representatives are explored. The practical realities of day-to-day congressional operation are discussed. Discover insights about both houses of Congress, including how laws are made, the power of committees, special interest groups and lobbyists.

DVD 342.02 UNI The United States Constitution & Bill of Rights.Thousand Oaks, CA : Goldhil Video, 2004.
United States Constitution -- United States Bill of Rights and additional amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Narrator, Greg Heimer. Discusses the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Also discusses all the subsequent amendments made to the U.S. Constitution. These amendments include such important national issues as slavery, prohibition, and the extension of voting rights to all citizens.

DVD 344.022 OBA Obama's deal : inside the battle for health care reform. United States : PBS Distribution, 2010.
Reported by Jim Gilmore ; narrator: Will Lyman. "A sobering look at the push to reform health care, revealing the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making."-- Frontline website.


DVD 353 UND Understanding government.  Camarillo, CA : Goldhil Video, 2000.
Narrator, Greg Heimer. Analyzes the powers of the President from a legal and historical point of view. Shows how past Presidents had differing opinions on executive power. Noted educators and elected officials offer insight on this important facet of American political science.

DVD 363.41 PRO Prohibition. Culver City, Calif. : PBS Home Video, 2011.
Narrator, Adam Arkin. This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight.

DVD 364.36 WHE When kids get life. Alexandria, Va. : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2007.
The United States is one of the only countries in the world that allows children under 18 to be sentenced to life without parole. This program profiles the cases of five juveniles sentenced in Colorado to life in prison without the possibility of parole. It explores whether juveniles should receive sentences that, in effect, end any possibility of life outside of prison.

DVD 379.2 LIT Little Rock Central : 50 years later. New York : Home Box Office :, 2007.
In 1957, Little Rock Central became a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement. African-American students were not allowed into the building. Film examines the racial equality, education, and class at the high school today.

DVD 391 WHY Why we wear clothes : the functions of fashion.  Lake Zurich, Ill. : Learning Seed, 2011.
The meaning of clothing -- The why of clothing choice -- The impact of clothing -- The fashion industry and how we dress. Narrator, Kate Burns. Explore the functional, social, and psychological aspects of clothing. Examine the fashion industry, as well as the influential role that marketing and advertising play in our daily decision of what to wear.

DVD 519 STA  Meaning from data : statistics made clear. Chantilly, VA: : Teaching Co., 2006.
Part 1. Lecture 1. Describing data and inferring meaning -- Lecture 2. Data and distributions: getting the picture -- Lecture 3. Inference: how close? How confident? -- Lecture 4. Describing dispersion or measuring spread -- Lecture 5. Models of distributions: shapely families -- Lecture 6. The bell curve -- Lecture 7. Correlation and regression: moving together -- Lecture 8. Probability: workhorse for inference -- Lecture 9. Samples: the few, the chosen -- Lecture 10. Hypothesis testing: innocent until -- Lecture 11. Confidence intervals: how close? How sure? -- Lecture 12. Design of experiments: thinking ahead -- Part 2. Lecture 13. Law: you're the jury -- Lecture 14. Democracy and arrow's impossibility theorem -- Lecture 15. Election problems and engine failure -- Lecture 16. Sports: who's best of all time? -- Lecture 17. Risk: war and insurance -- Lecture 18. Real estate: accounting for value -- Lecture 19. Misleading, distorting, and lying -- Lecture 20. Social science: parsing personalities -- Lecture 21. Quack medicine, good hospitals, and dieting -- Lecture 22. Economics: "one" way to find fraud -- Lecture 23. Science: Mendel's too-good peas -- Lecture 24. Statistics everywhere. 24 lectures delivered by Michael Starbird, Professor, University of Texas at Austin.

DVD 519 STA  What are the chances : probability made clear. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2006.
Part 1. Lecture 1. Our random world--probability defined -- Lecture 2. The nature of randomness -- Lecture 3. Expected value--you can bet on it -- Lecture 4. Random thoughts on random walks -- Lecture 5. Probability phenomena of physics -- Lecture 6. Probability is in our genes -- Lecture 7. Options and our financial future -- Lecture 8. Probability where we don't expect it -- Lecture 9. Probability surprises -- Lecture 10. Conundrums of conditional probability -- Lecture 11. Believe it or not--Bayesian probability -- Lecture 12. Probabilitiy everywhere. 12 lectures delivered by Michael Starbird, Professor, University of Texas at Austin.

DVD 531.1133 WAV Waves.  Elk Grove Village, Ill. : Disney Educational Productions, 2004.
Host, Bill Nye. Catch a few waves with the Science Guy! Bill explores sound waves, light waves, seismic waves, energy waves, and even "the wave" that's so popular with stadium crowds.

DVD 531.6 ENG Energy. Elk Grove Village, Ill. : Disney Educational Productions, 2005.
Host, Bill Nye. See how to conduct home experiments that transform potential energy into kinetic energy and use falling water to make energy.

DVD 536.56 ABS Absolute Zero : Chasing the Ultimate Freezing Point. Meridian Productions Inc, 2007.

DVD 539.7215 GHO The Ghost Particle : Neutrinos - The Secret Ingredient to the Cosmos. NOVA.

DVD 540 NYE  Greatest discoveries with Bill Nye. Silver Springs, MD. : Discovery Communications, 2005.
Hosted by Bill Nye ; no other credits available on packaging. Host Bill Nye looks back over the past two centuries, in which chemistry has brought us from a time when atoms were a hypothesis to an age where scientists may be able to combine particles on the atomic level into micro-machines. Learn how; electricity transforms chemicals, elements can combine into more complex molecules, and the combination of nonliving substances produced organic compounds that led to pharmacology.

DVD 551.22 DEA Deadliest earthquakes : Haiti and Chile. United States : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2011.
In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike was in Haiti, where a quake just southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince, killed more than 200,000, reducing homes, hospitals, schools, and the presidential palace to rubble. In exclusive coverage, a Nova camera crew follows a team of US geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.

DVD 551.6 SIX Six degrees could change the world. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2008.
A warmer world -- CO2, the hidden price -- Plus one degree -- Carbon footprint -- Plus two degrees -- Accumulating loss of polar ice -- Plus three degrees -- Forecasting our climate -- New generation of super storms -- Plus four degrees -- Impact of rising sea levels -- Plus five degrees -- Plus six degrees -- Looking for solutions -- Alternate sources of energy. Narrator, Alec Baldwin. Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer.

DVD 690 PYR Pyramid. Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, 2006.
Hosted by David Macaulay ; narrator, David Macaulay. Explore the process of building an ancient Egyptian pyramid and visit various historic sites and rare artifacts, including the mummy of Ramses II.

DVD 728.37 AME The American house : a guide to architectural styles. Lake Zurich, Ill.: Learning Seed, 2006.
Tudor -- Neo-Classic (Greek revival) -- Queen Anne -- Bungalow (Craftsman) -- Ranch/Split level -- Prairie School -- Colonial revival -- Contemporary. Teaches how to identify the most common styles of American houses, and the vocabulary of the architecture of residential design.

DVD 782.42 HIP Hip-hop : beyond beats and rhymes. Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, 2006.
Examines the representation of manhood in hip-hop culture and explores the related issues of race, gender violence and corporate explotation of hip-hop.

DVD 784 SCH Schoolhouse rock! Special 30th anniversary ed. Burbank, Calif. : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.
Collection of all 46 Schoolhouse rock! songs on the topics of science, multiplication, money, American history and English grammar. Plus, the new song "I'm gonna send your vote to college" about the American electoral college.

DVD 796.323 HOO Hoop dreams. United States : New Line Home Entertainment, 2005.
Arthur Agee, William Gates, Bobby Knight, Spike Lee, Kevin O'Neill, Isiah Thomas, Dick Vitale. This documentary follows two inner-city basketball phenoms' lives through high school as they chase their dreams of playing in the NBA.

DVD 812 MIL Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman. Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2002.
Dustin Hoffman, Charles Durning, Kate Reid, Stephen Lang, John Malkovich. Dark drama of a failed man, Willy Loman, whose life did not measure up to his expectations. Movie made for television.

DVD 822.33 MUC Much ado about nothing.  Santa Monica, CA : MGM, 2003.
Kenneth Branagh, Michael Keaton, Robert Sean Leonard, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington. A romantic comedy where a loving couple are torn apart by a false accusation and a bickering couple are brought together by friendly plotting.

DVD 883 ULY Ulysses. Santa Monica, Cal. : Lionsgate, 1954.
Kirk Douglas, Silvano Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podesta, Sylvie, Daniel Ivernel, Jacques Dumesnil. Ulysses' return from the Trojan Wars sets him upon a legendary adventure. He and his crew sail under the curse of Cassandra, and encounter Circe, the sirens and the cyclops.

DVD 909.07 CRU Disc-1 The crusades, crescent & the cross. Burlington, VT : A & E Home Video, 2005.
The first crusade: Desperate call from Constantinople -- Godfrey leads the crusade -- The alliance is tested & The battle of Dorylaeum -- Baldwin takes Edessa -- Into Antioch -- Bartholomew's vision/The holy lance -- Shocking atrocity -- Jerusalem -- Epilogue for the first crusade. The second and third crusades: Jihad -- Nur-ad Din, son of Zengi -- To take Egypt -- Saladin strikes -- Saladin's revenge -- The call for the third crusade -- Richard at Acre -- To Jerusalem -- Rival's ends & Summary. Narrator, Keith David. Using CGI-enhanced visuals and dramatic reenactments, The History Channel brings the key battles of the Crusades to life. See rare locations, including a vast chain of Crusader castles and get a feel of what day-to-day life was like.

DVD 909.07 CRU Disc-2 The crusades, crescent & the cross : History in the Making: the Crusades, Knights Templar. Burlington, VT : A&E Home Video, 2005.
Documentary (The knights templar) ; Behind-the-scenes featurette (History in the making : The crusades). Narrated by Keith David. Using CGI-enhanced visuals and dramatic reenactments, The History Channel brings the key battles of the Crusades to life. See rare locations, including a vast chain of Crusader castles and get a feel of what day-to-day life was like.

DVD 909.08 AGE The Age of Discovery. San Francisco, CA : Cerebellum Corporation, 2003.

DVD 923.173 INS Inside the Obama White House : Brian Williams reports. Universal City, CA : NBC Universal, 2009.
Narrated by Brian Williams. "NBC's Brian Williams and his team bring you a day in the life of the Obama administration, showing it in action, up close. Williams attends the key meetings, and conducts candid one-on-one conversations with the decision-makers, including President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the president's inner circle. Here, as never before, you'll find a fascinating, richly detailed first-hand look at how this White House really works". -- NBC website.

DVD 937.01 ROM Rome : engineering an empire. New York, NY : History Channel, 2007.
Using extensive state-of-the-art CGI animation this documentary chronicles the spectacular as well as sordid history of the Roman Empire from the rise of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to its fall around 537 AD. The CGI animation gives the viewers an opportunity to see Rome's greatest structures the way the ancient Romans saw them. The insights of engineers, archaeologists and historians add depth to segments on Hadrian's Wall, Caesar's Bridge, the aqueducts, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla, and the remains of Emperor Nero's lavish Golden Palace for a rare look at how one of Rome's most notorious megalomaniacs lived. Also never-before-seen footage shot on a diving expedition in the water channels underneath the Colosseum, channels once used to flood the arena for mock naval battles.

DVD 938 GRE The Greeks : crucible of civilization. Widescreen. Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, 2010.
Narrator, Liam Neeson. Views rise and fall of ancient Greece through the eyes of prominent figures of the times, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates.

DVD 940.3 WOR v.1 World War I : the complete story. S.l. : CBS DVD, 2008.
v.1. The War Begins. Summer at Sarajevo -- Clash of the generals -- Doomed dynasties -- Atrocity 1914 -- They sank the Lusitania -- Verdun, the inferno -- Battle of Jutland -- The trenches -- D-Day at Gallipoli -- Extra features : great events before the war. Narrator, Robert Ryan. Here is the story of World War I, with combat footage and historical analysis.

DVD 940.3 WOR v.2 World War I : the complete story. S.l. : CBS DVD, 2008.
v.2. America the neutral -- Wilson & war -- Revolution in red -- The year of lost illusions -- Behind German lines -- Over there -- Over here -- Daredevils and dogfighters -- The promised lands -- Extra feature : up from the trenches. Narrator, Robert Ryan. Here is the story of World War I, with combat footage and historical analysis.

DVD 940.3 WOR v.3 World War I : the complete story. S.l : CBS DVD, 2008.
v.2. The agony of Caporetto -- Tipperary & all that jazz -- The tide turns -- The Battle of the Argonne -- The day the guns stopped firing -- Wilson & peace -- Allies in Russia -- Heritage of war -- Extra features : post war great events. Narrator, Robert Ryan. Here is the story of World War I, with combat footage and historical analysis.

DVD 940.54 PER The perilous fight : America's World War II in color.  Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, 2003.
Infamy: 1919-1942 / written & produced by Martin Smith -- Battlefronts: 1942-1944 / written & produced by Scott Pearson -- Wrath: D-Day to VE-Day / written & produced by Greg Palmer -- Triumph: The Pacific 1943-1945 / written & produced by Martin Smith. Narrator, Martin Sheen. Using entirely color film footage, examines America's participation in World War II at home and abroad.

DVD 940.5425 HIR Hiroshima : why the bomb was dropped. Orland Park, Ill. : MPI Home Video, 2002.
Host: Peter Jennings. This documentary television film examines the reasons behind the decision to use the atom bomb against Japan during World War II.

DVD 944.04 FRE The French Revolution : Liberť, egaliť, fraterniť, a new republic is born in blood. New York, NY : A & E Home Video, 2005.
Narrator: Edward Herrmann. " ... encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization ... vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence. King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands ..." Container.

DVD 959.704 DEA Dear America : letters home from Vietnam. New York : HBO Video, 2005.
Includes the voices of Tom Berenger, Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Robert DeNiro, Brian Dennehy, Kevin Dillon, Matt Dillon, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael J. Fox, Mark Harmon, John Heard, Harvey Keitel, Elizabeth McGovern, Judd nelson, Sean Penn, Randy Quaid, Martin Sheen, Kathleen Turner, Robin Williams. Actual letters from soldiers in Vietnam, along with rare footage, reveal what the war was really like for those who fought it.

DVD 959.7043 VIE The Vietnam war. United States : A & E Television Network, 2007.
America enters the war -- Tet in Sigon and Hue war -- Ringing down the curtain -- The end game. This is the second disc of a two-disc set from the History Channel presentation of America at War, The Vietnam War. The set profiles the decision makers and chronicles key events in the Vietnam War, from the advisors' arrival in 1959 to the airlift from the roof of the American Embassy in 1975.

DVD 959.7043 VIE The Vietnam war. United States : A&E Home Video, 2007.
LBJ and Vietnam : in the eye of the storm -- Command decisions : Tet offensive -- Unsung heroe s: the battle of Khe Sanh. This is the second disc of a two-disc set from the History Channel presentation of America at War, The Vietnam War. The set profiles the decision makers and chronicles key events in the Vietnam War, from the advisors' arrival in 1959 to the airlift from the roof of the American Embassy in 1975.

DVD 970.1 FIV 500 nations. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2004.
disc 1. New series introduction by Kevin Costner ; Series prologue: Wounded Knee Legacy ; Episode 1. The Ancestors ; Episode 2. Mexico -- disc 2. Episode 3. Clash of Cultures ; Episode 4. Invasion of the Coast -- disc 3. Episode 5. Cauldron of War ; Episode 6. Removal -- disc 4. Episode 7. Roads Across the Plains ; Episode 8. Attack on Culture ; Closing remarks by Kevin Costner ; "CGI insight with director Jack Leusting. Hosted by Kevin Costner ; narrated by Gregory Harrison ; voices of: Tim Bottoms, Tantoo Cardinal, Gary Farmer, Graham Greene, Castulo Guerra, Amy Madigan, Edward James Almos, Tony Plana, Eric K. Schweig, Patrick Stewart, Wes Studi, Gordon Tootoosis, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Sheldon Wolfchild. "500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact"--Booklet.

DVD 973 AME America: The Story of Us. A&E Television Networks, 2010.

DVD 973 TEN 10 days that unexpectedly changed America. Burlington, VT : A&E Home Video, 2006.
Narrators, Martin Sheen, Jeffrey Wright, Joe Morton, Campbell Scott, Hector Elizondo, Terry Kinney. Acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions.

DVD 973.3 FOU Founding fathers. New York, N.Y. : A & E Television Network, 2000.
Rebels with a cause -- Taking liberties. Features the contributions of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Paine to American democracy.

DVD 973.3 FOU Founding fathers. New York, N.Y. : A & E Television Networks, 2000.
You say you want a revolution -- A healthy constitution. Features the contributions of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Paine to American democracy.

DVD 973.8 EME The emergence of modern America. Camarillo, CA : Goldhil Educational, 2007.
The Gilded age was characterized by prosperity and industrialization that thinly diguised blatant corruption in politics and business.

DVD 973.91 EME The emergence of modern America. Camarillo, CA : Goldhil Educational, 2007.
Examines the ways the Progressive era altered the course of our history through the strengthening of labor unions, political reforms, and the imposition of the first federal income tax.

DVD 973.91 EME The emergence of modern America. Camarillo, CA : Goldhil Educational, 2007.
Explores the enormous social and cultural changes of the 1920's, an era of prosperity, rapid industrialization, social experimentation, and artistic renaissance.

DVD 973.916 EME The emergence of modern America. Camarillo, CA : Goldhil Educational, 2007.
Examines the many factors that led to the Depression, Hoover's attempts to counter the nation's economic woes, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

DVD 973.922 FAB The fabulous 60s. United States : MPI Home Video, 2007.
Peter Jennings, narrator. "The fabulous 60s takes a kaleidoscopic look back at this most turbulent of decades, ten tumultuous years that began in hope with man's exploration of space and the youngest elec[t]ed President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy-- and ended in a welter of Cold War intrigue, political assassination, civil unrest, student demonstration and US involvement in another war in a country known as Vietnam."--Container.

DVD 973.924 SEN The sensational 70s. United States : MPI Home Video, 2007.
disc 1. 1970-1972 -- disc 2. 1973-1975 -- disc 3. 1976-1977 -- disc 4. 1978-1979. Narrator, Harvey Kirck. This set documents events that shaped the Seventies- everything from the end of the Vietnam War, to the birth of disco, to the celebration of our nation's Bicentennial.

DVD 973.931 INS Inside 9/11.  United States : National Geographic, c2005.
Disc 1, Feature Programs. Part one: War on America -- disc 2. Part two: Zero hour. Disc 2, Bonus disc. Growing up at Ground Zero -- Witness 9/11 -- Through these eyes -- Key events photo timeline. Inside 9/11 traces the time line that led up to the deadly attacks and deconstructs the fateful day, tracking the movements of all four terrorist teams and patching together the ad hoc response of government.

DVD 978 SUR Surviving the dust bowl. S.l. : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2007.
Narrated by Liev Schreiber. The drought of 1931 brought financial and emotional ruin to thousands of families in the Southern Plains. Dust Bowl was America's worst ecological disaster.

DVD B FAN The matador. New York, NY : City Lights Media, 2009.
Documents David Fandila's three-year journey across Spain and Latin America in his quest to become the top-ranked bullfighter in the world.

DVD B HAM Alexander Hamilton.  Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, 2007.
Narrated by Colm Feore ; featuring Brian F. O'Byrne. Chronicles the life of controversial founding father, Alexander Hamilton, depicting his notorious love affairs, his leadership in the economic transformation of the new country as the first secretary of the treasury, and his demise in a duel with Aaron Burr.

DVD B JES Jesus : His life. Burlington, VT : A & E Home Video, 2005.
Hosted by Jack Perkins. This video examines Jesus from an archaeological standpoint as well as from his mysteries and myths.

DVD B JOA Joan of Arc : virgin warrior. New York, N.Y. : A&E Home Video, 1998.
Host, Jack Perkins ; narrated by Don Morrow. Describes the life story of Joan of Arc and the influence she had on the nation of France and Charles the crown prince of France.

DVD B MAN Madiba : the life and times of Nelson Mandela.  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2004.
1. Introduction -- 2. The early years -- 3. Run away to Johannesburg -- 4. African National Congress -- 5. Apartheid -- 6. The Sharpeville massacre -- 7. Arrest and Rivonia trial -- 8. Imprisoned on Robben Island -- 9. Winnie Mandela -- 10. Anti-apartheid protests worldwide -- 11. The brink of civil war -- 12. Mandela hospitalized -- 13. Meetings with the government -- 14. Release from prison -- 15. Personal life -- 16. Threat of race war -- 17. Election to the presidency -- 18. Mandela's economic conversion -- 19. South African society -- 20. The battle against AIDS -- 21. Post-presidential years -- 22. Conclusion -- 23. Credits. Narrator, Maurice Dean Wint ; voice of Nelson Mandela, Walter Borden. Profiles the life of South African president and Nobel Prize winner, Nelson Mandela.

DVD B NAP Napoleon. Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004.
Napoleon as warrior, ruler and legend is brought to life through dramatic reenactments, historical commentary and new revelations in research as to the true cause of his death.

DVD B POE The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe. New York, N.Y. : A&E Television Networks, 2008.
Host, Peter Graves; Norman George as Edgar Allan Poe. This program tells Poe's complete story, from the death of his parents when he was three, to his tragic collapse on the street at age 40. Dramatic readings recall the devastation of his broken engagement and the loss of his child bride. And experts explore the bouts of depression and addiction that tormented the man and gave birth to his dark and brilliant art.

DVD B SAT Persepolis. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2008.
Voices: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, François Jerosme, Arié Elmalah, Mathias Mlekuz. In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witnesses first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji and finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.

DVD F ALI Alice's Restaurant. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., 2001.
Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, James Broderick, Michael McClanathan, Geoff Outlaw, Tina Chen, Kathleen Dabney. "In the late '60s, a changing social and political climate inspired a new generation to create a lifestyle outside the mainstream. Twenty-two year-old Arlo's journey to find a place for himself and his music includes a visit to his dying father in the hospital, gigs in New York and romps with his friends Alice and Ray, who run a small restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. And when an incident at Alice's Restaurant plays a pivotal role in Arlo's avoidance of the draft, it send him down a road that he will consider a small price to pay to keep his freedom and his beliefs"--Container.

DVD F ALL All quiet on the Western front. Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, 2007.
Louis Wolheim, Lewis Ayres, John Wray, Slim Summerville, William Bakewell, Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander, Scott Kolk, Owen Davis, Jr., Walter Browne Rogers. A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.

DVD F AMI Amistad. Universal City, CA : DreamWorks, 1999.
Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard. Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board a slave ship bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt.

DVD F BAM Bamboozled. Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment, 2000.
Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport. A satire about the television industry and its employees. An African-American television writer for a major network finally finds success when he comes up with an ingenious television show, a take on the original minstrel shows featuring black actors instead of white ones.

DVD F COM Coming home. Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, 2002.
Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern. A sad, poignant love story set against the social upheaval of the Vietnam war. Set in 1968, the story concerns a woman who, while her husband is serving in Vietnam, falls in love with a paraplegic while performing volunteer work at a San Diego veterans hospital.

DVD F CRY Cry, the beloved country. Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment, 1995.
James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Vusi Kunene, Leleti Khumalo, Charles S. Dutton. A black minister and white land owner are united by a tragedy, with the potential for further hatred or healing.

DVD F DAY The day after.  Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2004.
Jason Robards, Jobeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum, John Lithgow. Following a nuclear strike against the United States, families in small-town Kansas try to survive as radiation slowly kills everything around them.

DVD F DRY A dry white season. Culver City, Calif. : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2005.
Donald Sutherland, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando, Janet Suzman, Jurgen Prochnow. Teacher Ben du Toit sees himself as a caring and just person. When his gardener's son is beaten up by police at a demonstration by black children, he sees that society is built on a foundation of prejudice.

DVD F FLA Flatland.  Austin, Tex. : Flat World Productions, 2007.
Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Tony Hale, Joe Estevez, Michael York. "Flatland is a world that exists entirely on a two-dimensional plane. All different kinds of shapes live, work and play in this world. The story follows Arthur Square and his curious granddaughter Hex. When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have rules Flatland for thousands of years."--Container.

DVD F FRA Frankenstein : the man who made a monster. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, [1999].
Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward van Sloan, Frederick Kerr, Dwight Frye, Lionel Belmore, Marilyn Harris. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast.

DVD F FUL Full metal jacket. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007.
Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, Ed O'Ross. Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968.

DVD F GLA The glass menagerie. Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 1973.
Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles, Michael Moriaty. A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter.

DVD F GRA The graduate. Santa Monica, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2005.
Anne Bancroft; Dustin Hoffman; Katharine Ross. A recent college graduate from an affluent family is seduced by the wife of his father's business partner, then subsequently falls in love with her daughter.

DVD F HAI Hair.  Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2005.
John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Cheryl Barnes, Melba Moore, Ronnie Dyson. A musical look at life in America's turbulent 1960s. Features such music as "Age of Aquarius" and "Let the sun shine in.".

DVD F INT Into the wild. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008.
Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian Dierker, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook. Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story.

DVD F INV Invictus. Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures, 2010.
Morgan Freeman (Nelson Mandela), Matt Damon (Francois Pienaar), Tony Kgoroge (Jason Tshabalala), Julian Lewis Jones (Etienne Feyder), Adjoa Andoh (Brenda Mazibuko), Patrick Mofokeng (LInga Moonsamy), Matt Stern (Hendrick Booyens), Leleti Khumalo (Mary). In 1994, having been released from his long imprisonment, Nelson Mandela is elected as the first president of post-apartheid South Africa. Racial tension runs high, even in the president's offices, and especially among the members of his half black, half Afrikaner security team. As hosts of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, South Africa's low ranked national team, the Springboks, have a berth in the tournament. Mandela begins makeing public appearances supporting the team, and meets privately with captain Francois Pienaar, encouraging him to inspire his teammates to victory. The Springboks' new slogan is "One team, One nation." President Mandela is betting that if they win the Cup, it might even be a bit true.

DVD F IRO Iron jawed angels. New York, NY : HBO Video, 2004.
Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor, Julia Ormond, Anjelica Huston, Molly Parker, Patrick Dempsey, Laura Fraser, Brooke Smith, Vera Farmiga, Lois Smith, Bob Gunton. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns were two defiant suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. The two activists broke from the mainstream women's rights movement and created a more radical wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920. In a country dominated by chauvinism, this is no easy fight. Along the way, sacrifices are made: Alice gives up a chance for love, and colleague Inez Mulholland gives up her life.

DVD F IVA Ivanhoe. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009.
James Mason, Anthony Andrews, Sam Neill, Michael Hordern, Olivia Hussey. Returning from fighting in the Crusades, the young Saxon knight Ivanhoe must fight to regain the woman he loves and to protect the social order and monarchy of England.

DVD F LIT Little Buddha.  Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment, 1995.
Keanu Reeves, Ying Ruocheng, Chris Isaak, Alex Wiesendanger, Bridget Fonda. In a big American city, a boy and his family discover a story about a prince in a land of miracles. But the miracle becomes real when Tibetan monks appear, searching for their leader's reincarnation -- who they believe has been reborn in the boy. Suddenly, their worlds meet, leading the Americans on an extraordinary adventure.

DVD F MAN The Man in the iron mask. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 1998.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud, Judith Godreche. It is a time of both splendor and despair for the deeply divided French nation where the self-serving King Louis XIV enjoys the riches of the world while his people starve. Believing he is all-powerful, Louis fears no one -- except the one person who could bring an end to his absolute power: the man he condemned to wear an iron mask and imprisoned for life. But when the king's selfish excesses go too far, retired Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis vow to free the mysterious prisoner who may be France's only hope for survival. Only one question remains: will their old comrade, the legendary d'Artagnan help them -- or destroy them?.

DVD F MAS "Master Harold"-- and the boys. Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2011.
Freddie Highmore, Ving Rhames, Patrick Mofokeng, Jennifer Steyn, Michael Maxwell, Redd-Valentino Debray. Athol Fugard's searing coming of age masterpiece set in apartheid era South Africa. On a rainy afternoon in his mother's tea house, lonely 17 year-old Hally and Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black servants, share idyllic memories of their lifelong friendship. But when Hally learns that his invalid alcoholic father is coming home from the hospital, he unleashes his resentment and rage on Sam and Willie with devastating consequences.

DVD F MRS Mr. Smith goes to Washington. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2008.
Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi. Jefferson Smith is a small town idealist who answers the call to duty when he's unexpectedly named to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Determined to do some good, he sponsors a bill to create a national boy's camp, unaware it threatens to undermine a graft scheme sponsored by his home state's crooked political machine. Framed and threatened with expulsion, Jefferson takes to the Senate floor to prove his innocence.

DVD F NAK The naked jungle. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2004.
Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker. A powerful, brooding plantation owner in the wild South American jungle along with his charming American mail order bride are threatened by the advance of relentless killer ants who are making their way across the jungle.

DVD F NET Network.  Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2006.
Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Beatrice Straight, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Arthur Burghardt, Bill Burrows, John Carpenter, Jordan Charney. A television newscaster's mental breakdown turns him into a celebrity when the network tries to profit from his illness.

DVD F PLA Platoon.  Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., 2006.
Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen. Follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion, and the anger growing within himself.

DVD F POW The power of one. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1999.
Stephen Dorff, John Gielgud, Morgan Freeman, Guy Witcher, Simon Fenton, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Alois Moyo.

DVD F PRI The prince of Egypt. Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 1999.
A tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them apart, as one becomes the ruler of a powerful empire, the other is the chosen leader of his people.

DVD F SAR Sarafina! Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.
Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani, Mbongeni Ngema, Leleti Khumalo. In a world where truth is forbidden, an inspiring teacher dares to instill in her students lessons not found in schoolbooks. In doing so, she challenges their freedom and hers.

DVD F SCH Schindler's list. Universal City, CA : Universal, 2004.
Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle, Embeth Davidtz. The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands.

DVD F SHA Shakespeare in love. Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment, 1998.
Gwyenth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geofrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes, Antony Sher, Imelda Staunton, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Williams. When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!.

DVD F THI Thirteen days.  Burbank, CA : New Line Cinema, 2001.
Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Dylan Baker, Steven Culp. Dramatization of the Cuban missile crisis, covering 13 extraordinary days in October 1962.

DVD F TSO Tsotsi.  New York, N.Y. : Miramax Home Entertainment, 2006.
Presley Chweneyagae, Terry Pheto, Kenneth Nkosi, Mothusi Magano, Zenzo Ngqobe, Zola. A young criminal finds a surprise in the backseat of a car he has stolen, which both complicates and enriches his life.

DVD F TUS The Tuskegee airmen.  New York, NY : HBO Home Entertainment, 2009.
Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney Vance, Andre Braugher, Chris McDonald, John Lithgow. A squadron of African American pilots in WWII fight against adversity in order to prove their courage.

DVD F TWE 12 angry men. Beverly Hills, CA : MGM DVD :, 2008.
Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovec, Robert Webber. Eleven jurors are convinced that the defendant is guilty of murder. The twelfth has no doubt of his innocence. How can this one man steer the others toward the same conclusion? It's a case of seemingly overwhelming evidence against a teenager accused of killing his father.

DVD F WOR The world unseen. Los Angeles, CA : Here, 2011.
Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen, Grethe Fox, David Dennis, Colin Moss. In the pressure cooker of apartheid South Africa, free-spirited Amina meets Miriam, a traditional wife and mother. Their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her, forcing both women to face outrage and violent disapproval.