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  1. They Call Us Maids: The Domestic Workers’ Story (2015)

    Subject
    Social Studies; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 7 minutes), £15.00

    This short animated film tells the story of the thousands of women from extremely poor backgrounds, in countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, South Asia or Africa, who have to find work abroad to...

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  2. Price of Memory, The (2014)

    Director
    Karen Marks Mafundikwa
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 83 minutes), £50.00

    In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II visited Jamaica for her Golden Jubilee Celebrations. While there she was petitioned by a group of Rastafarians for slavery reparations. For Rastafarians, reparations are linked to...

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  3. African Americans, The: Many Rivers to Cross (2013)

    Subject
    History; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 360 minutes), $29.99

    This film, presented by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and...

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  4. Slavery by Another Name (2012)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 90 minutes), $19.99

    This 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in...

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  5. Chronicle Collection - Archaeology on Television (2010)

    Subject
    Archaeology

    From 1966 to 1990, the BBC’s landmark archaeology series Chronicle took viewers around the world to explore historical excavations and discover long-gone cultures and civilisations. With a mix of live...

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  6. Black History: From Civil War Through Today (2008)

    Subject
    History; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 1080 minutes), £39.99

    DISC 1 IN THE BEGINNING The Civil War - A vivid dramatization of the war which shaped the social landscape for black Americans for centuries to come. The Plantation System - A stark portrayal of plantation...

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  7. Brazil: An Inconvenient History (2008)

    Director
    Phil Grabsky
    Subject
    History; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 50 minutes), £9.99

    Behind the glitter and gloss of modern Brazil lies a history many would rather forget. For many Brazil possesses a truly energetic and alluring way of life, synonymous with heady carnivals, samba, football...

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  8. Slavery Business, The (2 Parts) (2005)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 120 minutes), £14.29

    The full story of Britain’s slave empire has been hidden for almost two centuries. These programmes tell of how slavery was brought to an end by the British people taking on the slave dynasties and winning.

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  9. Britain 1750-1900 (2000 Video)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 100 min., 2000 sale: £7.50 (inclusive)

    Series looking at the response to industrialisation and exploring how the day-to-day lives its people changed as Britain transformed into an industrialised nation. In five parts, covering: migration and...

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  10. Breaking the Ice, The Story of Mary Ann Shadd (2000)

    Director
    Sylvia Sweeney
    Producer
    Peter Raymont; Lindalee Tracey; Maria Pimentel
    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 62 minutes), $248.00

    BREAKING THE ICE, THE STORY OF MARY ANN SHADD sheds new light on the remarkable, little known story of the abolitionist, suffragette and integrationist Mary Ann Shadd. Living in Windsor, Ontario, she fought...

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