America

American Symbols of Freedom (2016)

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In this program students will come to understand some of the rights and responsibilities we have as American citizens and the importance of participating in our democracy. Entertaining and engaging, this video combines live-action, high-definition footage, fun-animation and colorful graphics to tell the fascinating stories of America’s icons of liberty.

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Elementary
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00:24
American Symbols of Freedom

Inequality for All (2013)

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A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves.

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High
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01:30
Inequality for All

Thomas Jefferson (1996)

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Revered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, the most sacred document in American history, yet condemned as a lifelong owner of slaves, THOMAS JEFFERSON remains the enigma that is America.

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03:00
Thomas Jefferson

The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators & Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers (2001)

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Teenagers today have more money and independence than ever before. Their lives have become the object of obsessive focus by corporate America. Their tastes, attitudes, and aspirations are sampled and resampled by marketers wielding the latest scientific tools to determine exactly who they are and what they want.

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01:00
The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators & Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers

America: The Story of Us

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America: The Story of Us is a full-color, deluxe history that is at once penetrating and lively, elegant and authoritative—as perfect for serious reading as it is for casual skimming. A companion to the groundbreaking HISTORY™ series America: The Story of Us, this stunning volume illuminates the epic story of our nation in a new way for a new generation.

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America: The Story of Us

The Road (Unabridged)

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America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive.

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670L
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06:39
The Road (Unabridged)

Across America On an Emigrant Train (Unabridged)

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In the summer of 1879, the young writer Robert Louis Stevenson received a telegram from America. Fanny, a dear friend in California, was ill. Stevenson packed his bags and left his home in Scotland. When the steamer reached the east coast of America, his journey had just begun. Stevenson had little money, so he traveled across America the cheapest way: he went by train.

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1180L
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02:32
Across America On an Emigrant Train (Unabridged)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 (Unabridged)

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Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an "official juvenile delinquent."

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1000L
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09:50
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 (Unabridged)

Old Glory (Unabridged)

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Set in a chilling future that seems more and more possible each year, this unforgettable story asks the question, "When the government becomes too controlling, what does it really mean to be a patriot?"

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Old Glory (Unabridged)

Social Realism (2003)

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Class Consciousness in American Literature, 1875-1920

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High
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00:28
Social Realism

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