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In Search of Walt Whitman, In Search of Walt Whitman, Part One: The Early Years (1819–1855)
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directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 1 hour 4 mins

Part One: The Early Years (1819–1855)

Walt Whitman rises from a hardscrabble boyhood in New York to write Leaves of Grass in 1855 that revolutionizes poetry. This episode explores the mystery of how a seemingly ordinary writer, with little education or training, could have created such a literature-altering master...

directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 1 hour 4 mins
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History Behind the Headlines, State of the Union
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produced by Media Rich Learning, in History Behind the Headlines (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2019), 5 mins
The State of the Union address is much more than a night of pomp and ceremony. The President’s message to Congress — as it was known in the early days — is an obligation articulated in the US Constitution. It's also an opportunity for the commander-in-chief to lay-out his legislative agenda and to speak dire...
produced by Media Rich Learning, in History Behind the Headlines (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2019), 5 mins
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Anna
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directed by Michael Burton, fl. 2017 and Kwakiutl Lynn Dreher, fl. 2014; produced by Michael Burton, fl. 2017 and Kwakiutl Lynn Dreher, fl. 2014, Salt Marsh Productions (Lincoln, NE: Salt Marsh Productions, 2018), 11 mins

November 1815. An enslaved woman named Anna is sold away from her family in Maryland to slave traders, taken to Washington D.C., and locked in a tavern garret. She is about to be sold to Georgia and separated from her children. Desperate and trapped, she makes a decision that changes everything. Based on true even...

directed by Michael Burton, fl. 2017 and Kwakiutl Lynn Dreher, fl. 2014; produced by Michael Burton, fl. 2017 and Kwakiutl Lynn Dreher, fl. 2014, Salt Marsh Productions (Lincoln, NE: Salt Marsh Productions, 2018), 11 mins
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Africans in America: Brotherly Love (1776-1834), Part 3, Interview with Margaret Washington, Associate Professor of History, Cornell University.  3 of 4
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directed by Jacquie Jones, 1965-; produced by Jacquie Jones, 1965-, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Brotherly Love (1776-1834), Part 3 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 6 mins
Margaret Washington is interviewed about the significance of Philadelphia in the 1790s, Richard Allen, the life of Jarena Lee and her spiritual conversion, Thomas Jefferson and modern racism, black labor at Monticello, the impact of the cotton gin, the end of the Atlantic slave trade, Gabriel's Rebellion, formatio...
directed by Jacquie Jones, 1965-; produced by Jacquie Jones, 1965-, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Brotherly Love (1776-1834), Part 3 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 6 mins
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America's Untold Story, Series 1, Episode 4, The 14th and 15th Colonies
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produced by Robbie Gordon, Small Planet Pictures Inc., Investigative Media Group Inc., 1186 Pictures LLC and Thirteen Productions, in America's Untold Story, Series 1, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 55 mins
The first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived in 1565—not by English Protestants, but by a melting pot of Spanish, Africans, Italians, Germans, Irish and converted Jews, who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. America’...
produced by Robbie Gordon, Small Planet Pictures Inc., Investigative Media Group Inc., 1186 Pictures LLC and Thirteen Productions, in America's Untold Story, Series 1, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 55 mins
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Growth of A Nation, 1, Securing the Republic
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produced by Media Rich Learning, in Growth of A Nation, 1 (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2017), 32 mins
In the early years of the republic, partisan political infighting and external threats imperiled America’s experiment in democracy. Jefferson’s first election was called the “revolution of 1800”—while a real war (against an old foe) exploded in 1812. The United States survived and thrived during the era,...
produced by Media Rich Learning, in Growth of A Nation, 1 (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2017), 32 mins
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Growth of A Nation, 2, Democracy in America
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produced by Media Rich Learning, in Growth of A Nation, 2 (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2017), 30 mins
President Andrew Jackson’s 1828 election was made possible by a groundswell in popular democracy. While white male suffrage spread throughout the states and into the newly developed territories. At the same time, women, free African-Americans, and American Indians were disenfranchised. The era witnessed the furt...
produced by Media Rich Learning, in Growth of A Nation, 2 (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2017), 30 mins
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Growth of A Nation, 3, Expansion and Reform
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produced by Media Rich Learning, in Growth of A Nation, 3 (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2017), 26 mins
Advances in manufacturing and transportation spurred a great economic expansion in the early 1900s. This fascinating process helped forge a national identity, but fueled growing regional tensions. The turbulent transformation spurred one of the greatest burst of reformism in American history. Countless reform move...
produced by Media Rich Learning, in Growth of A Nation, 3 (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2017), 26 mins
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Hamilton: Building America
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produced by Emily M. Bernstein, fl. 1991-2017, Peacock Productions (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2017), 1 hour 24 mins
This two-hour documentary captures the amazing life and times of our nation's forgotten founding father: Alexander Hamilton. Exploring the iconic American political and financial institutions he helped to create, from the US Mint and Wall Street to the two-party political system, we'll examine Hamilton's enormous...
produced by Emily M. Bernstein, fl. 1991-2017, Peacock Productions (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2017), 1 hour 24 mins
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Manifest Destiny, with Audio Description
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produced by Media Rich Learning (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2017), 26 mins
In the first half of the 19th century, Americans pushed westward across the Appalachians, the Mississippi River, and the Rocky Mountains, en route to the Pacific Ocean. The frontier experience shaped the American character. At the same time, land hunger, gold fever, and the pursuit of "Manifest Destiny" resulted i...
produced by Media Rich Learning (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich Learning, 2017), 26 mins
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