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  1. Prohibition (2011)

    Director
    Ken Burns; Lynn Novick
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 360 minutes), $34.99

    Three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the...

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  2. Red Menace, The (2010)

    Director
    R. G. Springsteen
    Subject
    History; Media studies; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC), $12.49

    A classic dramatised anti-communist propaganda film, made in 1949. When a down-on-his-luck ex-G.I. named Bill goes to town to beef about being the victim of a land sale swindle, the commies who overhear him...

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  3. We Shall Overcome: Martin Luther King Jr. (2010)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 48 minutes), £13.90

    A selection of Martin Luther King’s most famous speeches. The subjects include: 1. The Protests 2. John F. Kennedy Lyndon Baines Johnson 3. The Violence vs. Non-Violence Debate 4. Racism and Injustice 5....

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  4. Obama: His Story (2009)

    Producer
    Guy Smith
    Subject
    Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 56 minutes), £195.00

    BBC correspondent Clive Myrie traces the life story of America’s first black president. From Obama’s broken home childhood in Hawaii, through his political awakening in the rough neighbourhoods of...

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  5. Before You Enlist (2006)

    Subject
    Military Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 15 minutes), £15.00

    This short video provides another voice to counter the seductive and often deceptive recruiting practices of the U.S. military. The message is not "Don’t enlist" but rather to provide young people and...

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  6. 500 Nations (2006)

    Director
    Jack Leustig
    Producer
    Kevin Costner
    Subject
    Anthropology; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 390 minutes), £29.99

    An eight part American television documentary series which explores the history of the indigenous peoples of North and Central America, from pre-Colombian times, through the period of European contact and...

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  7. Csa: The Confederate States of America (2006)

    Director
    Kevin Wilmott
    Producer
    Spike Lee
    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 89 minutes), £13.99

    An exercise in counterfactual history which explores what might have happened had the South won the American Civil War. Supposedly produced by a British broadcasting company, the feature film is presented as...

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  8. Alistair Cooke’s America (2004)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 650 minutes), £49.99

    The British-born American journalist, Alistair Cooke, traces the history of America from the eve of discovery to the early 1970s in this classic television series.

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  9. Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolutionary War (2003)

    Producer
    Harvey Lilley; Georgina Harvey; Colin Thomas
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 200 minutes), £780.00

    In this four part series, historian Richard Holmes gives a revisionist account of what he calls America’s first civil war. The popular view is that the War of Independence was the American people’s...

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  10. Iron Horse, The (2002)

    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 134 min), £19.99

    John Ford’s 50th film and his most famous of the silent era. Combines a conventional tale of double-dealing, vengeance and romance with a poetic sense of history, and an epic theme - unitinga nation by...

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