These are a list of selected films that recreate a period of time and
a discourse community. As you watch the film notice the place of public
address. Your suggestions for additional entries are welcomed.
The Century Opens: 1900-1920
Industrialization: Radical Responses and the Progressives
Isolationism and Internationalism
Years of Tumult: 1920-1945
The Great Depression and the New Deal
- Grapes of Wrath, starring Henry Fonda
- Places in the Heart, starring Sally Field
World War II
- Tora, Tora, Tora
- Why We Fight. There are a series of films from this series. Available in Non-print media in Hornbake.
The Post War Years: 1945-1990
The Cold War
- Thirteen Days, staring Kevin Costner
The Age of Movements
- Malcolm X
- Mississippi Burning
- King: The Martin Luther King Story
Globalization and the Conservative Coalition
- Reagan [videorecording] / WGBH Educational Foundation. [Alexandria,
Va.] : PBS Video, c1999. 4 videocassettes (270 min.) A four part series
documenting the story of Ronald Reagans life, with comments
by contemporaries and historians. Watch parts 1 and 2 (first two cassettes).
Also available online (watch part 1).
Globalization and 9/11
Neo-Conservatism: The Case for Iraq