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The Sixties

The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and pe...

The long slide : thirty years in American journalism —Carlson, Tucker, author.

"From the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News and the New York Times bestselling author of Ship of Fools, a collection of nostalgic writings that underscore America's long slide from innocence to orthodoxy"-- Prov...

The upswing : how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again —Putnam, Robert D., author.

"An eminent political scientist's brilliant synthesis of social and political trends over the past century that shows how we have gone from an individualistic society to a more communitarian society and then back again -...

Kit's railway adventure —Brown, Harriet, 1958-

Through photographs, illustrations, and both factual and fictionalized anecdotes, travels from Cincinnati to Glacier Park, Montana in 1934.

Detroit *67 : the year that changed soul —Cosgrove, Stuart, author.

Soul music, street crime & social rebellion. Detroit *67 is the story of the city of Detroit in the year that changed everything. Over a dramatic 12-month period in 1967 the Motor City was torn apart by personal, politic...

The house of mirth

The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling pros...

American baby : a mother, a child, and the shadow history of adoption —Glaser, Gabrielle, author.

"As Baby Boomers became teenagers in 1960s America, women were encouraged to stay home and raise large families, but sex and childbirth were taboo subjects. Premarital sex was common, but birth control was hard to get an...

Great expectations

A modern day version of the Dickens classic finds an aspiring artist (Hawke) reunited with his love (Paltrow). When she agrees to model for him, his dearest hopes may be realized, along with his darkest fears.

An elegant woman : a novel —McPhee, Martha, author.

"For fans of Mary Beth Keane and Jennifer Egan, this powerful, moving multigenerational saga from National Book Award finalist Martha McPhee--ten years in the making--explores one family's story against the sweep of 20th...

By the light of burning dreams : the triumphs and tragedies of the second American revolution —Talbot, David, 1951- author.

By the Light of Burning Dreams' chronicles some of the most important moments of activism from the 60s and 70s, and ties them into the arrival of today's major political players and major progressive movements. David and...

It's up to the women —Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, author.

"Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world," Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in It's up to the women, her book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. ...

Wayward lives, beautiful experiments : intimate histories of social upheaval —Hartman, Saidiya V., author.

"In wrestling with the question, "What is a free life?" many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship indifferent to the dictates of respectability, and outside the bounds of law. They cleaved to and cast ...

Welcome to Kit's world, 1934 : growing up during America's Great Depression —Brown, Harriet, 1958-

Through photographs, illustrations, and both factual and fictionalized anecdotes, shows what life was like in the United States during the Depression.

The Roosevelts an intimate history

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual sto...

The decade you were born. The 60s

If you were born in the 60s, your decade opened with John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States; the cartoon The Flintstones appeared on Television for the first time; Chubby Checker started a new dance c...

The decade you were born. The 50s

If you were born in the 50s your parents spurred the biggest story of the 20th century, the rise of the middle class, and millions of Americans left the cities for the suburbs to own a home of their own, a building boom ...

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