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American History

"History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew." D.L. Doctorow



The library complements print resources with multimedia to enrich your studies. A sampling of titles is provided below. Materials located at either campus may be requested via interlibrary loan (may take a day or two).  The catalog iLink provides access to all titles.

History Videos in Films on Demand

Makers: Women Who Make America (Volume 2) Series

In the last half-century, women have fought their way into nearly every sphere of American life, from the battlefield to the comedy club, the soundstage to the Senate. Expanding on the critically acclaimed PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America, which told the story of the modern American women's movement, this six-part series examines the impact of the women's movement on six fields once largely closed to women.

Little Rock Central High: 50 Years Later

A watershed moment in the civil rights movement occurred when federal troops enforced Brown v. Board of Education at Little Rock Central High School. What is Little Rock’s legacy a half-century later? This program follows the lives of present-day Little Rock students, teachers, and administrators over the course of a year—going inside classrooms, observing assemblies, and visiting students’ homes. (71 minutes)