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Learn about US history through the early 1900's

A guide by Y. McCloskey "booklover918"
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Life in the 1600's

Colonial House
PBS documentary of modern day people sent to live on the Maine coast in the year 1628.

Pocahontas
Native American girl's story

Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower
The story of the Pilgrims' arrival on Cape Cod and Plymouth Rock.


Life in the 1700's

Roots (Four-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition)
A story of slavery starting in the 1700's.

Benjamin Franklin (Yale Nota Bene S)
Although he was never president, Franklin was an integral part of the birth of America.

American Experience: John and Abigail Adams

American Experience - A Midwife's Tale


Life in the 1800's

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
How white men gave the shaft to Native Americans.

Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party
The Donner party

Frontier House
PBS documentary of modern day people sent to live as the American frontiersman did before the 1882 Homestead Act.

American Experience - Ulysses S. Grant, Warrior President
Follow Grant through his successes and failures, including the Civil War and his presidency.

Ben Franklin (History Channel)
Franklin's life, both as an important contributor to the history books and as a fallible human being.

Little House Nine-Book Box Set
Biography of Laura's life during the late 1800's and into the early 1900's on the American frontier.

American Experience: The Rockefellers
This documentary follows the Rockefellers through several generations up through today. It shows the way this rich and powerful family changed America through business, politics and philanthropy.

History's Mysteries - The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden (History Channel)
Documentary covers what happened on that August day of 1892.

American Experience - Eleanor Roosevelt
Follow Eleanor's life from childhood throughout her years in the White House and beyond.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
The Chicago World's Fair of 1893.

The Lincoln Assassination (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives)
The events leading up to Lincoln's assassination, as well as its aftermath.


Life in the early 1900's

NOVA - Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Documentary based on the discovery of Mary Mallon's carrier status of typhoid fever at the turn of the century.

American Experience: Triangle Fire
This documentary focuses on the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City. First the workers went out on strike because of unsafe working conditions, then they came back to work and were caught in a horrendous fire that claimed the lives of 153 people.

American Experience - Influenza 1918
Thousands of deaths were caused by this flu!

Eight Men Out (20th Anniversary Edition)
In 1919, the White Sox accepted money to throw the World Series games.

American Experience: The Crash of 1929
Wall Street goes crazy!

One Woman, One Vote
The fight for women's right to vote took many years.

American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl
Life in the southwest states during the 1930's - drought and dust storms.

Riding the Rails
Jump aboard a freight train in this doc about life during the Great Depression.

Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
Life on an Iowan farm in the 1930's.

The Hindenburg Disaster
This 1937 disaster occurred in New Jersey.

American Experience: Civilian Conservation Corps
FDR's plan to put Americans back to work and salvage the land during the Depression.

The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd
True crime book that delves into the sensationalistic journalism and crooked politics running rampant in Depression-era Arizona.

A Girl from Yamhill
My Own Two Feet: A Memoir
Memoirs from one of the best loved American children's book authors.

Farewell to Manzanar
True story written by a child thrown into a Japanese internment camp in California during WWII.

Radio Bikini
American nuclear testing in 1946.

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Life in the 1800's
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Life in the early 1900's
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