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Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Rated R. Best Picture-2013.
1492: Conquest of Paradise
Call Number: PN 1997 .F675 2003
Drama focusing on the voyages of Columbus, his personal tragedy and the colonization of the New World. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W4 A44 2001
When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. In the course of their vendetta, they will become the object of the biggest manhunt in the history of the Old West and, as their fame grows, so will the legend of their leader, a young outlaw by the name of Jesse James. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997 .A65 1999
About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1995.9.H5 A43
The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .A44 A4
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Call Number: PN 1997 .A55 2003
The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War. Not Rated-made for tv.
Blue and the Gray (1982)
Call Number: PN 1997 .B5844 2001
America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.
Call Number: PN 1997 .B83 2012
The debonair pirate Jean Lafitte, who historically aided General Andrew Jackson against the British during the War of 1812, has been carrying on a discreet love affair with Annette Claiborne, the daughter of governor William Claiborne, who promises to pardon the pirate and his men. Not Rated.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Call Number: PN 1997 .C4946 2006
When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse than it's worth and break it too by embarking on a 1,500 miles journey back to their ancestral hunting grounds. US Cavalry Capt. Thomas Archer is charged with their retrieval, but during the hunt grows to respect their noble courage, and decides to help them.
Cold Mountain (2003)
Call Number: PN 1997 .C64 2004
In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .C6676 2011
Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .H5 C767 2002
A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. Not Rated.
Call Number: PN 1997 .C8724 2004
A Salem woman accuses her ex-lover's wife of witchcraft.
Approved Films: D-K
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Call Number: PN 1997 .D36
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. Rated PG-13. Best Picture-1990.
Call Number: PN 1997 .D734 2008
Gothic tale of a country girl who falls in love with and marries an eccentric, mean-spirited man. Not Rated.
Drums Along the Mohawk
Call Number: PN 1997 .D78 F67 2005
A historical drama that tells the story of a young frontier leader, his spirited wife, and their struggles in the backwoods of New York state. Not Rated.
Free State of Jones
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .F74 2016
The story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Rated R.
Gangs of New York (2002)
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .D7 G363 2003
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997 .G4 2000
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.
Call Number: PN 1997 .G56 1997
Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Gods and Generals (2003)
Call Number: PN 1997 .G618 2003
The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. Prequel to the 1993 classic "Gettysburg".
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Call Number: PN 1997 .G66 1999
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. Rated G. Best Picture-1939.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .H377 2020
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
Hatfields & McCoys
Call Number: PN 1992.77 .H38 2012
Dramatizes the historic feud between two families living along the Tug Fork River on the border between West Virginia and Kentucky in the late 1800s. Two video discs. Not Rated.
Call Number: PN 1992.77 .H86 2011
The fateful encounter of the Monitor and the Merrimack, history's first-ever battle of ironclad ships, was not the U.S. Civil War's lone naval milestone. Desperate to break the stranglehold of the North's coastal blockade, the South built and sent into war the hand-powered submarine CSS Hunley. Not Rated.
In the Heart of the Sea
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .I5 2016
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. This story reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Rated PG-13.
I Will Fight No More Forever (1975)
Call Number: PN 1992.77 .I29 2012
In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American Public.
Jefferson in Paris
Call Number: PN 1997 .J455 2004
Follows Jefferson to France (as the U.S. ambassador to the court of Louis XVI), following the death of his wife, his friendships and flirtations with the French, his relationship with his daughters and slaves from home (especially Sally Hemmings), against the backdrop of the beginning of the French Revolution. Rated PG-13.
Approved Films L-Z
Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Call Number: PN 1997 .L37 1999
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .S65 L56 2013
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Little Women (1994)
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .D7 L5877 2000
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.
New World (2005)
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .H5 N49 2006
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997 .N67849 2011
An American historical drama about a group of settlers known as Rogers' Rangers, and the hardships of survival and battles with hostile Indians, they encounter in trying to settle the upper New York state area for their families in the late 1750s and early 1760s. Not Rated.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .A3 P384 2007
A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .H5 P38 2000
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .R49 2016
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Rated R.
Ride with the Devil (1999)
Call Number: PN 1997 .R5 2000
In a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border, a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave and a young widow form an unlikely friendship as they learn how to survive during the Civil War, in a place without rules. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1992.77 .R6687 1977
A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (4 part mini-series).
Scarlet Letter (1995)
Call Number: PN 1997.9 .S3 1995
In a time when adultery is punishable by death, Hester Prynne becomes involved in a risky and scandalous affair with her town's handsome minister. Rated R.