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Description: 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.
Dates Covered: Approximately from 1587 - 1988
Types of Coverage: Videos
Source List: Browse by collections in search screen
Frequency of Updates: Varies
Subjects Covered: Historical coverage ranges from the early history of Native Americans, to the lost colony of Roanoke, to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century figures such as Benedict Arnold and Daniel Boone to modern day figures such as Thurgood Marshall and Helen Thomas.
Types of Items: Documentaries, newsreels, public affairs videos, archival footage
Number of Items: As of 9/12/09: approximately 1,479 videos
Vendor: Alexander Street Press http://www.alexanderstreet.com/
Publisher: Alexander Street Press http://www.alexanderstreet.com/
Other Information
Related Resources: The History Reference Center
Additional Assistance/Help: The help button located on the right of the navigation bar.
Number of Users: Unlimited
What's New: The Alexander Street Critical Video Editions Series
Special Features: Searchable transcripts to all videos, in-depth indexing, precise searching within the videos (all videos and transcripts in the collection have been Semantically indexed and are fully searchable), teaching tools, easily embedded URLs for access to classroom viewing.