COMM 461
Spring 2013

 

Non-Print Media Material

  • General Histories of the Century
  • The Century Opens: 1900-1920
  • Years of Tumult: 1920-1945
  • The Post-War Years: 1945-1990s
  • Globalization and the Conservative Coalition: 1980-2008
  • The material on this page is available for viewing in the Non-Print Media Center on the basement of Hornbake Library. None of this is required, but it will help to orient you to the times and can be viewed for the "Getting to Know the Twentieth Century" assignment.

    General Histories of the Century

    • She's nobody's baby: American women in the 20th century [videorecording /] a Ms. magazine production ; produced and directed by Ana Garrigan ; written by Susan Dworkin. New York : ABC Video Enterprises, c1981. 1 videocassette (U-matic) (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. "ABC wide world of learning." Alan Alda and Marlo Thomas. Summary: Traces conflicting advice given to the American women from generation to generation by the clergy, government, doctors, media and society. Shows how through the efforts of women who fought for women's rights, women in the seventies can finally humanize their roles and become their own decision-makers. Call #: HQ1420.S46.

    • The Reel world of news [videorecording /] senior executive producer, Mert Koplin ; produced and directed by David Grubin ; writers, Ronald Blumer, Bill Moyers ; created and developed by The Corporation for Entertainment and Learning, Inc. and Bill Moyers ; executive producers, Charles Grinker and Sanford H. Fisher. Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, 1984, c1982. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers. A presentation of, and produced in association with WNET/New York and KQED/San Francisco. Photographer, David Grubin ; art director, Frank Lopez; film editor, Dick Bartlett ; executive editor, Bill Moyers. Summary: Looks at newsreels, a unique 20th century institution. For over 50 years newsreels informed and entertained whole generations until their demise in the mid-1960's with the advance of televised nightly newscasts. Call #: E741.W35 no.4

    The Century Opens: 1900-1920

    History of the Era

    • 1900-1909 [videorecording ] ABC Video Enterprises; produced by Richard Klein. New York : ABC Wide World of Learning, 1982. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. Summary: Uses archival photographs, sound recordings, and film footage to explore world events, sports, life-styles, and achievements during 1900-1909. Call #: E741.F63 no.1

    • America, 1900 [videorecording] WGBH Educational Foundation and David Grubin Productions, produced by David Grubin ; written by Judy Crichton and David Grubin. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, c1999. 2 videocassettes (170 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. Originally broadcast in 1998 as part of the television series The American experience. A look back at the pivotal year of 1900. Following a range of characters, from famous public figures to ordinary citizens, this program chronicles a year in the life of the nation by examining the forces of change that would ultimately shape the coming century. Call #: E661 .A53 1999

    Industrialization: Radical Responses and the Progressives

    • Triangle Fire. American Experience. It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same. Available online. 1 hr.

    • Woodrow Wilson [videorecording] / directed by Carl Byker & Mitch Wilson ; written by Carl Byker & David Mrazek ; a KCET Hollywood Production in association with Red Hill Productions ; WGBH Boston. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, c2002. 2 videocassettes (180 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program: The American experience. Explores the life of Woodrow Wilson, a great orator and analytical thinker who was both emotionally dependent and physically fragile. Chronicles the major achievements and failings of Wilson’s life. Reveals what drove him to the decisions that defined his presidency: the announcement of American involvement in World War I and his support of the League of Nations, his advocacy on behalf of labor, and his reluctance to advance the causes of African American civil rights and women’s suffrage. Call #: E767 .W33 2002

    • TR [videorecording] / David Grubin Productions ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; written by David Grubin & Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by David Grubin. Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, c1996. 2 videocassettes (240 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in. Originally broadcast in 1994 as part of the television series the American experience. Theodore Roosevelt’s magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. He is portrayed as a deft politician and a skillful diplomat. This film illustrates Roosevelt’s role in creating the modern presidency. Call #: E757 .T75 1996

    • TR and his times [videorecording] / produced by Janet Roach ; writers, Bill Moyers, Janet Roach ; created and developed by The Corporation for Entertainment and Learning, Inc. and Bill Moyers ; presented in association with WNET, New York and KQED, San Francisco. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [1999?] 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. Originally broadcast in 1983 as a segment of the television program: A walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers. A look at Theodore Roosevelt, who helped shape America at the turn of the century. With his energy and optimism Roosevelt successfully ushered the country onto the world stage and championed reform legislation, setting a precedent for a strong chief executive. Call #: E741 .W35 1999.

    Isolationism and Internationalism

    Suffrage

    Years of Tumult: 1920-1945

    The Great Depression and the New Deal

    • Lowell Thomas remembers: the New Deal : the Thirties [videorecording /] a production of SECA ; co-producers, David Shepard, James W. Jackson ; directed by Larry Lancit; written by Russell Merritt, James W. Jackson. Los Angeles, CA : Republic Pictures Home Video [distributor], c1986. 2 videocassettes (VHS) (142 min. each) : sd., b&w with col. sequences; in. From the Blackhawk Films Collection, originally released in 1975. Contents: vol. 1. 1930-1935 -- vol. 2. 1935-1939. Film editors, Larry Ward, Bryan Heath, Pamela Wintle; music, Jack Shaindlin. Host, Lowell Thomas. Summary: A recalling of the important events, people and fads of the 1930's, using 20th Century Fox Movietone newsreels of the period. Call #: E806.L68 pt. 1, 2

    • The Democrat and the dictator [videorecording /] created and developed by the Corporation for Entertainment and Learning and Bill Moyers. Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, 1984. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in. + guide. A walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers. VHS format. A presentation of, and produced in association with, WNET/New York and KQED/San Francisco. Summary: Journalist Bill Moyers compares and contrasts the careers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, focusing on the youth, personality, leadership style, and political goals of each. Call #: E741.W35 no.5

    • The Pre-Roosevelt era [videorecording ]. [New York?] : Chelsea House Publishers ; Bayside, N.Y. M. Matthews [distributor], c1984. 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. The History machine ; no. 1-9. Contents: United States Army. -- World War I. -- The Versailles peace. -- Intervention in Siberia. -- Harding and Coolidge. -- Economic revolution. -- The Twenties. -- Charles A. Lindbergh. -- Herbert C. Hoover. Film editor, Eugene Finley ; editors, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel. Summary: Film clips of important news events spanning the first three decades of the twentieth century. Call #: E741.P74

    • The Crash of 1929. American Experience. The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, ultimately leading to the Great Depression. Available online. 1 hr.

    • After the crash. American Experience. Available for purchase from PBS.

    • Eleanor Roosevelt [videorecording] / written and directed by Sue Williams ; produced by Kathryn Dietz, Sue Williams ; a film by Ambrica Productions, Inc. in association with the American Experience. [Arlington, VA] : PBS Home Video, c2000. 1 videocassette (144 min.) For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America’s most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century’s most influential women. Call #: E807.1.R7 E43 2000.

    • FDR [videorecording] / David Grubin Productions, Inc. ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; written and produced by David Grubin. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [1999?]. 4 videocassettes (270 min.). The story of Frankiln Delano Roosevelt, featuring eyewitness accounts, rare archival footage and insightful commentary from historians and contemporaries. In four parts. Call #: E806 .F32 1999. View parts 2 and 3. Also available for viewing online.

    World War II

    • Lowell Thomas remembers: the war years : the Forties [videorecording /] produced by SECA; co-producers, David Shepard, James W. Jackson ; directed by Larry Lancit; written by James W. Jackson, Joe Adamson. Los Angeles, CA : Republic Pictures Home Video [distributor], c1986. 2 videocassettes (VHS) (142 min. each) : sd., b&w with col. sequences; 1/2 in. "From the Blackhawk Films Collection." Contents: vol. 1. 1940-1944 -- vol. 2. 1945-1949. Film editor, Bryan Heath ; music, Jack Shaindlin. Host, Lowell Thomas. Summary: A recalling of the important events, people and fads of the 1940's, using 20th Century Fox Movietone newsreels of the period. Call #: E806.L685 v. 1,2

    • Pearl Harbor surprise and remembrance [videorecording] :/ a production of American Studies Film Center, Inc. for the American Experience ; produced and directed by Lance Bird, John Crowley and Tom Johnson ; written by Tom Johnson.
      published Santa Monica, CA : Direct Cinema, 1991. 1 videocassette (84 min.). The history of the surprise attack on U.S. Naval forces at Pearl Harbor from different points of view. Interviews, archival footage, home movies, propaganda films, feature movies and cartoons from the United States and Japan chronicle the collision course between the two nations. Call #: D767.92 .P399 1991

    • FDR [videorecording] / David Grubin Productions, Inc. ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; written and produced by David Grubin. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [1999?]. 4 videocassettes (270 min.). The story of Frankiln Delano Roosevelt, featuring eyewitness accounts, rare archival footage and insightful commentary from historians and contemporaries. In four parts. Call #: E806 .F32 1999. View part 4. Also available for viewing online.

    • WWII: the propaganda battle [videorecording /] senior executive producer, Mert Koplin ; produced and directed by David Grubin ; writers, Ronald Blumer, Bill Moyers, Bernard A. Weisberger ; created and developed by The Corporation for Entertainment and Learning, Inc. and Bill Moyers ; executive producers, Charles Grinker, Sanford H. Fisher. Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, 1984, c1982. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers. A presentation of, and produced in association with WNET/New York and KQED/San Francisco. Summary: Shows how, during World War II, the United States and Germany used motion pictures to inspire their countrymen and instill in their troops a desire to win the war. Call #: E741.W35 no.9

    The Post War Years: 1945-1990

    The Cold War

    • Post-war hopes, cold war fears [videorecording /] senior executive producer, Mert Koplin; produced by Imre Horvath; writers, Imre Horvath, Bill Moyers, Bernard A. Weisberger; created and developed by The Corporation for Entertainment and Learning, Inc. and Bill Moyers; executive producers, Charles Grinker, Sanford H. Fisher. Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, 1984, c1983. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers. A presentation of, and produced in association with, WNET/New York and KQED/San Francisco. Summary: Describes life in America after World War II, a time of rash optimism and neuroses. While the dollar was strong and everyday life improved, the 1950's also saw the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the loss of China to Communism, the Korean War and the Red Scare. Call #: E741.W35 no.12

    • The Modern presidency David Frost interviews five American presidents [videorecording :/] produced & directed by Elizabeth Cahill. Boston, MA : Enterprise Media, c1989. 5 videocassettes (184 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 academic supplement. VHS format. Summary: Presents an overview of recent American history and frames the issue of presidential power with questions to Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan. Call #: JK516.M3 1989

    • God in America: The Soul of the Nation. Episode 5. Frontline and American Experience. Available online. 1 hr.

    The Age of Movements

    • Change, change [videorecording /] senior executive producer, Mert Koplin ; produced by Merle Worth; writers, Bill Moyers, Janet Roach, Bernard A. Weisberger ; created and developed by the Corporation for Entertainment and Learning, Inc. and Bill Moyers ; executive producers, Charles Grinker, Sanford H. Fisher. Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, c1983. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers. A presentation of, and produced in association with WNET/New York & KQED/San Francisco. Summary: A bittersweet retrospective of the 1960's, a decade of upheavals, that includes the Kennedy assasination, the Vietnam War, a man on the moon, the civil rights movement, and technology. Also looks at the part that television played in bringing about some of these changes. Call #: E741.W35 no.19.

    • The Second American revolution [videorecording /] created and developed by The Corporation for Entertainment and Learning and Bill Moyers. Washington, D.C. : PBS Video, 1984. 2 videocassettes (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 2 guides. A walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers. VHS format. A presentation of, and produced in association with, WNET/New York and KQED/San Francisco. Summary: Hosts Bill Moyers, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis examine the search of Blacks for racial equality in twentieth-century America. Includes archival film and still photographs of the great personalities and events of the freedom movement. Call #: E741.W35 no.7-8 pt. 1, 2

    • Malcolm X : make it plain [videorecording] / Blackside,Inc./ROJA Productions ; produced in association with the BBC and with the participation of SBS TV ; written by Steve Fayer, Orlando Bagwell ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [1999?]. 3 videocassettes (141 min.). A biographical examination of Malcolm X, which weaves together interviews, archival footage, photographs, and an original score to portray the intellectual journey of a complex man whose ideas still resonate today. Call #: E185.96 .M25 1999.

    • The murder of Emmett Till [videorecording] / a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia Smith. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2003] 1 videocassette (60 min.). The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till’s killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till’s body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began. Call #: F350.N4 M87 2003.

    • Freedom Riders. American Experience. The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who in 1961 creatively challenged segregation in the American South. Available online. 2 hrs.

    • Berkeley in the Sixties [videorecording /] Kitchell Films in association with P.O.V. Theatrical Films ; produced & directed by Mark Kitchell. San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, c1990. 1 videocassette (118 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 1/2 in. VHS format. Director of photography, Stephen Lighthill ; editor, Veronica Selver. Summary: Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of The University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s. Call #: LD760.B47 1990

    • Ain't gonna shuffle no more (1964-1972) [videorecording /] a production of Blackside ; produced, directed and written by Sam Pollard, Sheila Bernard. Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, c1990. 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2in. Eyes on the prize II ; [5] Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Directors of photography, Michael Chin, Robert Shepard ; editor, Betty Ciccarelli ; narrator, Julian Bond. Summary: Covers the black consciousness movement throughout the country through the mid 1960's and early 1970's. Discusses Muhammad Ali's political battle over the Vietnam War. Explores the rise of black politicians and activists. CALL #: E185.61.E945 1990 no.5

    • Citizen King, 1963-1968 [videorecording] / produced, directed and written by Orlando Bagwell and W. Noland Walker ; a ROJA Productions film for American experience in association with the BBC and WGBH Boston ; produced, directed and written by Orlando Bagwell and W. Noland Walker. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2004]. 2 videocassettes. 117 min. This work chronicles the last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. The first tape includes the events that led up to his arrest and incarceration in Birmingham, Alabama, the March on Washington, his "I have a dream" speech, the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, and his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. The second tape includes the march from Selma to Montgomery, King’s move to Chicago, the Poor People’s Campaign, his "Mountaintop" speech, and his assassination. CALL #: E185.97.K5 C58 2004.

    • Freedom on my mind [videorecording] / produced and directed by Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford ; written and edited by Michael Chandler ; script, Connie Field, Michael J. Moore, Marilyn Mulford. Berkeley, Calif. : Clarity Educational Productions, c1994. 1 videocassette (109 min.) Documentary of the civil rights movement and the events surrounding the Mississippi Voter Registration Project of the early 1960’s. Combines archival footage with contemporary interviews. CALL #: E185.93.M6 F74 1994

    • Soundtrack for a Revolution. American Experience. The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. A unique mix of historical documentary and contemporary musical performance, the film features new performances by top artists including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, Andrew Young and dozens more. Available online. 2 hrs.

    • Before Stonewall the making of a gay and lesbian community [videorecording] : produced by Before Stonewall, Inc. in association with Alternative Media Information Center; director, Greta Schiller ; producers, Robert Rosenberg, John Scagliotti, Greta Schiller. [New York, NY] : Cinema Guild, c1994. 1 videocassette (87 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 1/2 in. Made in 1984. Hi-fi, mono. Summary: A social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920's to 1969. Traces the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement after a police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, and the three-day riot that followed. CALL #: HQ76.8.U5B42 1994

    • Stonewall Uprising. American Exprience. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. Available online. 1 1/2 hrs.

    Globalization and the Conservative Coalition

    Economic Conservatism

    • Reagan [videorecording] / WGBH Educational Foundation. [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, c1999. 4 videocassettes (270 min.) A four part series documenting the story of Ronald Reagan’s life, with comments by contemporaries and historians. Watch parts 1 and 2 (first two cassettes). Also available online (watch part 1).

    • God in America: Of God and Caeser. Episode 6. Frontline and American Experience. Available online. 1 hr.

    Globalization and 9/11

    Neo-Conservatism: The Case for Iraq

    • Bush's War. Frontline. Watch part 1. Frontline. In the fall of 2001, even as America was waging a war in Afghanistan, another hidden war was being waged inside the administration. Part 1 of Bush's War tells the story of this behind-the-scenes battle over whether Iraq would be the next target in the war on terror. Available online. 1 hr.

    • The War Behind Closed Doors. Watch all 4 chapters. Frontline. Available online. 1 hr.