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March Theme: Women's History

by James Gilmer on 2023-03-20T09:00:00-04:00 | 0 Comments

Join us in celebrating uniqueness! Choose from this curated selection of digital titles within Pfeiffer Library that honor Women's history, all readily available at your fingertips:

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The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Failure Is Impossible by Ken Burns
Call Number: 40999
Publication Date: 12/11/2009
The second installment in Ken Burns’s eye-opening profile of the women’s suffrage movement, this program depicts the later years of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. With the help of rarely seen archival materials and voice-over portrayals by well-known actors, viewers learn how the struggle for women’s rights gained momentum in America and coalesced around the right to vote. Distributed by PBS Distribution. A part of the series Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony—A Film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes. (90 minutes)
Cover ArtHistory Shorts: Women's History Month and the Russian Revolution by A&E
Call Number: 281206
Publication Date: 9/13/2022
Women's History Month is a time to honor women throughout history, but why does it take place in the month of March? Distributed by A&E Television Networks
Cover ArtNo Greater Heritage by Fedflix
Call Number: 54197
Publication Date: 3/16/2017
This film delineates the tradition of courage and dedication that is the heritage of each member of the Women's Army Corps, documents the history and development of the Corps, and demonstrates the variety of ways WACs served the country during World War II, the Korean War, and in Vietnam. Note: this historical recording may contain variations in audio and visual quality based on the variations of the original source material. (31 minutes)
Cover ArtBusting Out by MVD Entertainment Group
Call Number: 140189
Publication Date: 1/12/2018
Busting Out is a disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society's fascination with women's breasts. Directors Strickwerda and Spellman Smith unflinchingly examine the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this American icon, delving into the history and politics of breast obsession in the U.S.
Cover ArtThe Margaret Fuller Legacy: America's First Feminist, 1810–1850 by James Bride
Call Number: 52389
Publication Date: 2/14/2013

In Margaret Fuller’s Memoirs she wrote, “I remember how, as a little child, I had stopped myself one day on the stairs, and asked ‘How came I here? How is it that I seem to be this Margaret Fuller? What does it mean? What shall I do about it?’” During her brief life of 40 years, Fuller made every effort to answer those questions, supported and documented by her inquiring nature and writings, all to fulfill American women’s growing intellectual and spiritual needs. In this program hosted by James H. Bride, distinguished educators Megan Marshall (author of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life), Joan Von Mehren, Peter McFarland, and Joel Myerson contribute to the first comprehensive overview of Margaret Fuller’s life, times, and achievements. The Margaret Fuller Legacy examines her Transcendental period as editor of the first literary magazine in America, The Dial, along with her professional and personal relationships with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Additionally, the video brings to light her Conversations—the first successful women’s studies initiative in America—in Boston and at Brook Farm and her role as the first American female journalist and foreign reporter with the New-York Tribune. The program concludes at the Fuller monument at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (40 minutes)


Cover ArtHow Women Won the Vote by Parthenon Entertainment
Call Number: 55086
Publication Date: 10/17/2013

Australia was the fist country in the world to grant full political rights to women. In this film, historian Dr. Clare Wright traces the fight for women’s suffrage in Australia. Years ahead of Britain and the U.S., some Australian women were voting as early as 1838 but the struggle to bring the vote to all women in the country was long and hard. Learn more about this little known story in the history of democracy. (53 minutes)


Cover ArtSilver Wings, Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots by Bill Suchy Productions
Call Number: 132576
Publication Date: 06/07/2017
This is the amazing true story of pioneering women, who for a brief moment in the darkest days of WWII, shattered the glass ceiling to become the first women to pilot American military aircraft. Surviving WASP relive their personal experiences and the challenges they faced while ferrying aircraft, flying as test pilots and towing targets for live anti-aircraft practice. They also bring to light their sixty-six year long struggle for recognition and veterans rights
Cover ArtThe Story of Women and Art: Episode 1 by Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Call Number: 86588
Publication Date: 6/18/2015

Professor Amanda Vickery journeys from Renaissance Italy to the Dutch Republic and discovers a hidden world of female artistry. By digging in storerooms, convents, and basements she rescues dazzling female artists from the shadows, and reveal stories of courage and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


Cover ArtThe Story of Women and Art: Episode 2 by Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Call Number: 86589
Publication Date: 6/18/2015

Professor Amanda Vickery's journey to uncover the story of female creativity reaches the 18th century. The focus turns to the industrial powerhouse that is Britain and the glittering French court of Marie Antoinette. Despite being regarded as second class citizens when it came to art, this was an era when ingenious women seized a galaxy of fresh opportunities to stamp their creativity on the age; from a designer who would revitalize the British silk industry to a painter who would immortalize the Ancien Régime.


Cover ArtThe Story of Women and Art: Episode 3 by Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Call Number: 86590
Publication Date: 6/18/2015

In the final program of the series, Professor Amanda Vickery explores the explosion of creative opportunities for women as the 20th century dawned. Travelling from London and Paris to the remote Swedish countryside and the bleak desert landscape of New Mexico; this was a time where Western women were demanding ever increasing roles across society and female artists found the strength to push the boundaries of art even further.


Cover ArtDreams of Equality: What Does Mainstream Feminism Promise by TVF International
Call Number: 188645
Publication Date: 7/24/2019
From music charts to executive boards, feminism is certainly in fashion. Yet some argue that once radical feminist ideas for the future have been harnessed for commercial gain. Are Beyonce and Simone de Beauvoir feminists really on the same side? How much do the second, third and fourth wave feminists share? Do successful women who make it to the top like Margaret Thatcher or Sheryl Sandberg risk reinforcing a man's world while doing little about gender inequality? Or as feminism eradicates current forms of gender inequality are new forms of social division inevitably created? The Panel of TV Presenter and academic Myriam Francois, former editor of the Erotic Review Rowan Pelling and performance artist Emma Sulkowicz explore the complexities of feminism, gender and inequality today.

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