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18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1701-1735 (2003)

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As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers - the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However, after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans.

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18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1701-1735

18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1736-1766 (2003)

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As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers - the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However, after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans.

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18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1736-1766

18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1767-1783 (2003)

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As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers - the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land. However, after half a century of almost continuous wars, a new entity emerged: The Americans.

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18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History 1767-1783

A History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 1 (2005)

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Program 1: Settling the New World and the Founding of the United States of America - Includes: 1619-1621 - Blacks Arrive in Jamestown; 1705- The Virginia General Assembly Passes the Slave Codes; 1762- Entrepreneur Samuel Frances Opens New York City's Frances Tavern; 1770 - Crispus Attacks the Black Patriots.

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A History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 1

A History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 2 (2005)

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Program 3: The Fight For Freedom, includes: 1851 - Sojourner Truth Delivers "Ain't I a Woman?" Speech; 1854 - First Black university founded - Lincoln University; 1855 - Frederick Douglas publishes "My Bondage and My Freedom"; 1857 - Dred Scott decision helps trigger the Civil War; 1863 - Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation; 1863 - Black Regiment Storms Fort Wagner in the Civil War; 18

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A History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 2

A History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 3 (2005)

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Program 5: The Foundation For Equality - includes: 1904- Scott Joplin and Ma Rainey initiate the merger of two cultures; 1909 - Matthew Henson Discovers the North Pole; 1909- W.E.B. DuBois founds the NAACP; 1924 - George Washington Carver - Renaissance Man; 1925 - Alain Locke leads Harlem Renaissance; 1926 - Satchel Paige stars in the National Negro Baseball League.

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A History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 3

A History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 4 (2005)

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Program 7: Civil Rights - Ralph Bunche wins the Nobel Peace Prize; Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first black recipient of the Pulitzer Prize; Brown v.

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A History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 4

Slavery and the Making of America, Vol.1: The Downward Spiral (2005)

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Covering the period from 1619 through 1739, this first volume spotlights the origins of slavery in America. Focusing on Dutch New Amesterdam (later New York City), this chapter illustrates how slavery in the early years was a loosely defined labor source similar to indentured servitude. Slaves had some limited rights.

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Slavery and the Making of America, Vol.1: The Downward Spiral

Slavery on the Making of America, Vol 2: Liberty in the Air (2005)

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Spanning from the 1740s through the 1830s, this second hour explores the continued expansion of slavery in the colonies, the evolution of a distinct African American culture and the roots of the emancipation movement. This volume reveals the many ways the enslaved resisted their oppression including their role on both sides of the Revolutionary War.

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Slavery on the Making of America, Vol 2: Liberty in the Air

Slavery on the Making of America, Vol 3: Seeds of Destruction (2005)

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The third volume of the series looks at the period from 1800 through the start of the Civil War when slavery saw an enormous expansion and entered its final decades. As the nation expanded west, the question of slavery became an overriding political issue. These years saw an increasingly militant abolitionist movement and a widening rift between the North and South.

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Slavery on the Making of America, Vol 3: Seeds of Destruction

Slavery on the Making of America, Vol 4: The Challenge of Freedom (2005)

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The final volume of the series takes viewers through the Civil War, the Reconstruction and beyond as it follows the life of Robert Smalls. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves under the control of the Confederate government. Once the South was defeated in 1865, the nation adopted the 13th Amendment, effectively ending slavery.

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Slavery on the Making of America, Vol 4: The Challenge of Freedom

The Supreme Court, Vol. 1: One Nation Under Law (2007)

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Examines the creation of the court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court - John Marshall - and to his successor, Roger Taney. Volume 1

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The Supreme Court, Vol. 1: One Nation Under Law

The Supreme Court, Vol. 2: A New Kind of Justice (2007)

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Explores the issues before the court from the aftermath of the Civil War through the 1930s. This was a period of unprecedented economic growth as the nation industrialized, but was also a time of unregulated work conditions - the court found itself squarely in the middle of what was almost class warfare. Volume 2

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The Supreme Court, Vol. 2: A New Kind of Justice

The Supreme Court, Vol. 3: A Nation of Liberties (2007)

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Focuses on the court's reaction to state and federal legislation on Bill of Rights freedoms, with special attention to the explosion of civil rights cases from the early 1940s to the present. Volume 3

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The Supreme Court, Vol. 3: A Nation of Liberties

The Supreme Court, Vol. 4: The Rehnquist Revolution (2007)

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Details the court from the election of President Richard Nixon - who appointed 4 new justices in less than two years - through to the more recent Court of today. During this period one man put his stamp on the institution and solidified and enhanced the power of the Court in the modern area - William H. Rehnquist. Volume 4

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The Supreme Court, Vol. 4: The Rehnquist Revolution

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