State-of-the-art streaming video platform produced by the Films Media Group (FMG). Streaming video content, ranging from clips to complete documentary films, may be incorporated into content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic library card catalog systems.
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American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
Continuing to trace guests’ lineages back through the late 1800s to the Civil War and earlier, this program features stories like that of Chris Rock’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Julius Caesar Tingman, a black Civil War veteran who was twice elected to the South Carolina State Legislature; and Don Cheadle’s ancestors, who had been enslaved by Chickasaw Indians and brought to Oklahoma on the tail end of the Trail of Tears—the mass relocation of Native Americans from the South during the 1830s.
How did it feel to be bought and sold like cattle, only to be liberated with nowhere to go and no one to turn to for help? In this profoundly moving program, Ted Koppel of ABC News presents the African-American slave experience in the voices of those who knew it firsthand. Thanks to tapes—now digitally remastered—from a project undertaken during the 1930s and 40s by John Henry Falke and others, 101-year-old Fountain Hughes, who was born in 1848, and other ex-slaves give their recollections of life before Emancipation and during Reconstruction.
Every previous British attempt to found a colony has ended in death and disaster. The colonists ran into trouble almost immediately. Native tribes launched a flurry of attacks. And low-lying Jamestown Island proves to be a breeding ground for disease. And so what you have by August is just people dying pretty much every day. You have malnutrition, dysentery, typhoid. The list is really appalling.