Above, newsboys at a lodging house clean their faces The Dane was credited with bringing light to social problems that many middle class Americans had not seen before.
Voices from the brink: The closest the world came to a nuclear war in the twentieth century was the Cuban Missile Crisis which played itself out over 13 days in October, Remarkably, the behind-the-scenes debates were unobtrusively recorded on tape; these were not de-classified until the late 90s.
In this film, we hear on tape President John F. Kennedy and the people around him preparing to confront the Soviet Union in Cuba, in the episode considered the climax of the Cold War. The tapes demonstrate how Kennedy stood up to relentless pressure to go to war. His own generals, congressmen and friends warned him that appeasement could lead to disaster; he must not appear cowardly.
The issue of pre-emptive strike was considered. In the film, Robert McNamara, the former U. Defense Secretary and Gen. Maxwell Taylor, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, urge an attack on Cuba with the goal of destroying the Russian missiles.
Opposing them are Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Assistant Secretary of State George Ball, who felt that a surprise air strike would be a terrible political error.
For all the calmness displayed on these tapes by the President and his key advisors, we now know that some of their calculations were shockingly mistaken. They had no idea of the dangers the country was really facing. The world was much closer to nuclear war than anyone knew In search of peace by Marvin Hier Visual 1 edition published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide This documentary by Keith Greenberg documents the history and often perilous work of the United Nations and its peacekeepers The redemption of General Butt Naked Visual 1 edition published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Joshua Milton Blahyi, aka General Butt Naked, was a ruthless and feared warlord during Liberia's year civil war.
Today, he has renounced his violent past and reinvented himself as a Christian evangelist on a journey of self-proclaimed transformation. Blahyi travels the nation of Liberia as a preacher, seeking out those he once victimized in search of an uncertain forgiveness.
But in the end, are some crimes beyond the pale of forgiveness? Australia's indigenous people confront the space age Visual 1 edition published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide As British and Australian governments began testing space rockets in the midth century, members of a nomadic Indigenous population in Western Australia were still living off the land, surviving the desert's extreme conditions.
One group of 20 Martu people was maintaining a traditional lifestyle, unaware of their country's year history of colonization and the modern society that existed beyond thesquare miles of desert they called home. Intwo officers from the Weapons Research Establishment were clearing an area for rocket testing when they came across the area's Indigenous residents.
Contact shares the story of Yuwali, 17 at the time, who recalls the Martu's startling first contact and eventual removal from their homeland.
Now 62, she describes with humor the terrifying experience of seeing her first white person, and the shock of first experiencing a moving car, which she believed was a rock come to life.
Her powerful and direct storytelling skills, blended with original footage and a hauntingly beautiful landscape, contribute to an artful narrative about a startling moment in history and the troubling treatment that followed Rupture: The experience inspired her to make a film on survivors of brain injuries, giving a sense of hope to those who are isolated from the disease.
As she guides us through her personal journey of recovery, she talks to others who have suffered brain injury along the way:A journalist, photographer, and reformer, Jacob August Riis publicized the plight of immigrants in New York City slum tenements.
His photographs, articles, and books focused on the squalid living conditions of the city's poor and spurred legislation to improve those conditions.
Jacob A. Riis (May 3, – May 26, ) threw himself into exposing the horrible living and working conditions of poor immigrants because of his own horrendous experiences as a poor immigrant from Denmark, which he details in his autobiography entitled The Making of an American. Watch video · Photographer Jacob A Riis's pictures of New York's slums that prompted social reform Riis showed terrible conditions of Irish, Italian and Eastern .
How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York () is an early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting squalid living conditions in New York City slums in .
Oct 30, · After his return to New York City, Hine was hired to record the construction of the Empire State Building, then the tallest building in the world. To get the proper angle for certain pictures of the skyscraper, Hine had himself swung out over the city streets in a basket or bucket suspended from a crane or similar device.
The Industrial Age in America: Sweatshops, Steel Mills, and Factories. About a century has passed since the events at the center of this lesson—the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead Strike, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
My First Job (Tells about working conditions.) New York Times Account of the Fire (March 26, ) Stories of.