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    The rival brothers' patriotism
    Patriotisme des frères rivaux
    Two brothers, Jim and Robert, who are rivals for the same woman, Mary, enlist in the Union Army during the Civil War. Six months later at camp, Jim inadvertently reads Mary's letter to Robert and realizes Mary loves Robert. That same day, Jim and Robert are charged with carrying a message through enemy territory. While on their mission, Jim confesses that he read Mary's ...
    • Contributor: American Kinema - Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Marshall (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1911
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    San Francisco's future By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remained strong in San Francisco, not only among radicals such as the International Workers of the Worlds ("the Wobblies"), but also among responsible labor leaders. At the same time, with the rise of Bolshevism ...
    • Contributor: Hearst, Phoebe Apperson - Rodiester, Claire - Rolph, James - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    Spirit of '76 Dramatic recreation of the ca. 1875 painting "The spirit of '76" by Archibald M. Willard. Film opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a battlefield and stage props of dirt, stones, and a broken wagon wheel. From stage left marches a trio of Revolutionary soldiers in a fife and drum corps. As in the painting, the center drummer is a tall, older, ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Willard, Archibald M.
    • Date: 1905
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    The last days of a president films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 /
    Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Presents twenty-eight films from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company from March to November 1901, these actuality motion pictures feature footage of President William McKinley at his second inauguration; the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition; and McKinley's funeral. Links to a section of The Learning Page covering the subjects ...
    • Date: 199?
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    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-22
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    The Spanish-American War in motion pictures Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Features sixty-eight motion pictures produced between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. Made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, films depict troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other war-time events. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library ...
    • Date: 1998
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    The last days of President McKinley--films of William McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Compilation of 28 films from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection.
    • Date: 1991
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    Funeral of Hiram Cronk The film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people watching a military parade. The first group to come into view is a marching band [Frame: 0120], then a large formation of soldiers in the uniform of Rough Riders [0720]. Following them is a hearse drawn by four black horses, escorted by veterans of the Civil War [2742], and horse-drawn open carriages. The ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    President Wilson arrives in New York to lead fourth Liberty Loan parade [1918] Views of fourth Liberty Loan ceremonies in New York City and Washington, Sept. 1918. Inaugurating a national drive for the sale of liberty bonds, President Wilson, his wife Edith, and mother-in-law, Mrs. W. H. Bolling, arrive in New York on Sept. 27, 1918. At Pennsylvania Railroad Station they are greeted by crowds and joined by the President's two daughters, Margaret Wilson and Eleanor McAdoo, ...
    • Contributor: International Film Service - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Pathé Exchange - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Wilson, Woodrow - Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt - Wilson, Margaret Woodrow - McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson - McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs) - Rowe, L. S. (Leo Stanton) - White, Sallie Bolling - Cartier, Emile - Farrar, Geraldine
    • Date: 1918
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    The American experience. Roots of Resistance--a story of the underground railroad / Catalog Record Only Chronicles the history of slavery in the United States and of the Underground Railroad, a network of escape routes black slaves took in the mid-1800's to freedom. Their flight from the South was organized by other escaped slaves and their allies, including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.
    • Date: 1990
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    [G.A.R. parade, Boston] / Catalog Record Only Uniformed members (many with moustaches) of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, carry rifles, flags, and a basket of flowers as they march in a parade down a Boston street. Women spectators wear ankle-length skirts and many young boys who join in the parade wear knickers. At the end of the parade, there ...
    • Date: 1900
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    Themes and things of the American Civil War /
    American Civil War, themes and things. Catalog Record Only
    Historian and re-enactor Jack Ciotti takes his young friends on a tour of the Civil War era. Using authentic period items, clothing, weapons and historic stills, he explains what life was like for people back then, and explores the issues that led to war.
    • Date: 1998
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    The American experience. After the crash /
    After the crash | Bonus army Catalog Record Only
    Chronicles the events leading up to the creation of the "bonus army," a group of unemployed World War I veterans who marched on Washington, D.C., in 1932 demanding that they be paid their veterans' bonus. The situation escalated to violence as the veterans and their families were forced out of the city and their shanty dwellings were burned, causing many to feel that President ...
    • Date: 1991
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    Hollywood and the stars. Hollywood goes to war /
    Hollywood goes to war Catalog Record Only
    Describes the various ways in which the stars served during time of war. Includes scenes of Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford selling Liberty bonds; Marilyn Monroe entertaining in Korea: and Captain Clark Gable and Sergeant Tyrone Power at the front.
    • Contributor: Noxon, Nicolas - Haley, Jack - Wolper, David L. - Cotten, Joseph - Wolper Productions - United Artists Television (Firm) - NBC Television Network - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1964
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    The Women of summer--an unknown chapter of American social history / Catalog Record Only Tells the story of Bryn Mawr's summer school for women workers, a controversial education experiment held between 1921 and 1938. Shows an alumnae fifty-year reunion where graduates talk about their lives and the school.
    • Date: 1985
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    The American experience. Hearts and hands / Catalog Record Only The material culture of quilting is shown indicating that women made quilts from the early 19th century to the early 20th century as a way to artistically express their history, culture, and beliefs.
    • Date: 1988
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. A string of pearls /
    String of pearls | America goes to war--the home front--World War II. Catalog Record Only
    With the nation's male population depleted, women take over many war industry jobs and join female branches of the armed services, but they often face discrimination and condescension.
    • Date: 1990
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    The West of the imagination. Play the legend / Catalog Record Only PA351-003 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. (K E R A--TV). DCR 1986; PUB 20Oct86; REG 10Nov87; PA351-003. Copyright notice for reissue copy on video: Films for the Humanities, Inc. ; 1986. Episode no. 5. Epsiode number is 105 per LC video lab. Created by William H. Goetzmann ; narrated by James Whitmore ; series associate producer, Janelle Balnicke ; music, ...
    • Date: 1986
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 4 segments of varying lengths.
    • Date: 1955
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    Profiles in courage. Thomas Hart Benton /
    Thomas Hart Benton Catalog Record Only
    Dramatizes the role of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton in opposing the extension of slavery into California and preventing the secession of Missouri from the Union. Anlyzes the varying interpretations of the Constitution that led the country into a civil war.
    • Date: 1964
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    Gone with the wind / Catalog Record Only Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Hara's Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
    • Date: 1989
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    American justice. KKK : hate crimes in America
    KKK : Catalog Record Only
    The Ku Klux Klan has preached a gospel of hate, intolerance and exclusion. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Joseph Simmons and David Duke. And, finally, find out how the Klan has repeatedly battled back from the brink of extinction.
    • Contributor: Kurtis, Bill - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1993
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    Omnibus. III, vol. 5 / Catalog Record Only An episode of the cultural anthology series consisting of 4 segments.
    • Date: 1954
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. Thanks for the memories /
    Thanks for the memories | America goes to war--the home front--WWII. Catalog Record Only
    Entertainers and celebrities appear publicly in support of the war effort.
    • Date: 1990
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    American cinema. The western /
    Western Catalog Record Only
    Part 5 of 10. "From the earliest oaters which built the careers of John Wayne and John Ford to the films of Arthur Penn, Sam Peckinpah and Clint Eastwood, this program looks at the quintessential American genre film"--WETA magazine, Feb. 1995, p. 11.
    • Date: 1995