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Harry Hopkins: At FDR's Side
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produced by Verne Newton, Educational Film Center (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 2 hours 7 mins
During the turbulent times of the Great Depression and World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt presided over great changes in America and the world - changes that would have been impossible without the efforts of one extraordinary man - FDR's friend and advisor, Harry Hopkins. The son of a harness maker from Iowa, and...
produced by Verne Newton, Educational Film Center (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 2 hours 7 mins
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Ken Burns's America, Huey Long
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's America (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 1 hour 48 mins
He was a populist hero and a corrupt demagogue, hailed as a champion of the poor and reviled as a dictator. Louisiana’s Huey Long built his remarkable career as Governor and U.S. Senator on a platform of social reform and justice, all the while employing graft and corruption to get what he wanted. Long’s spell...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's America (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 1 hour 48 mins
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The Lynchburg Story: Eugenic Sterilization In America
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directed by Stephen Trombley; produced by Bruce Eadie (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995, originally published 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
In the early years of this century, authorities were obsessed with a belief that the "racial stock" of the country was in decline. By the 1930's, over half the states had enacted eugenic sterilization laws, giving states the right to forcibly sterilize citizens they deemed "unfit" to reproduce. This haunting film...
directed by Stephen Trombley; produced by Bruce Eadie (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995, originally published 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
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