Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: History

U.S. History Series

U.S. History Series

A series of historical documentaries that provides illuminating perspectives on significant people, places and events that affected U.S. history. Series: 11 programs (20 to 90 minutes).

List of Titles


African American/Black History Map Rap

African American/Black History Map Rap

"Highly Recommended. This effort by two educators, Howard Shelf II and Phil Garcia, commemorates black history and refocuses the positives in the rap genre." -National Media Review
Howard Shelf II and Phil Garcia are two talented educators and musicians who combine their talents to offer viewers Click for more


Alcatraz Remembered

Alcatraz Remembered

"Highly Recommended. This excellent documentary lays to rest any thoughts of glamorizing the tough federal prison Alcatraz, especially with the real-life interviews of people who lived on the island, as prisoners or employees." -National Media Review
This highly acclaimed, classic documentary on Alacatraz Click for more


California's Sierra Valley: Traces of Switzerland in Northern California

California's Sierra Valley: Traces of Switzerland in Northern California

"Highly Recommended. This excellent program introduces us to a variety of families of Swiss-Italian descent who live and work in the Sierra Valley in Northern California; their ancestors emigrated here back in the mid-1800s. The music is beautiful and the stories are moving, each reminding us that America is a melting Click for more


How Well We Meant (A Nuclear Retrospective)

How Well We Meant (A Nuclear Retrospective)

"Highly Recommended. This program records the remembrances and views of the work of perhaps a dozen of the scientists who worked on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, New Mexico, during WW II, including segments of Nobel physicist I. I. Rabi's address to this group. As referenced in its title, these men still question Click for more


Robert E. Lee - Beyond the Battles

Robert E. Lee - Beyond the Battles

"Highly Recommended. Using contemporary on-location footage, re-enactors, photographic and portrait stills this production is an excellent look at the man, Robert Edward Lee. One historian has called him "the Marble Man" more an icon to the South than a flesh and blood man. This work gives us a look at his humanity. Click for more


Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy

Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy

April 14th, 1865, just 5 days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth and would die the next day. This one violent act shocked a nation that for the previous 4 years had struggled through the Click for more


Ely Parker (Seneca): Warrior in Two Worlds (cc)

Ely Parker (Seneca): Warrior in Two Worlds (cc)

CINE Golden Eagle Award
Best Documentary
-Parent's Choice Awards
Gabriel Award -UNDA-USA
EEN Award for Excellence -EEN
Best Documentary -Telly Awards

"Highly Recommended. This documentary fills an important gap in American history Click for more


A Sleepy Hollow Memorial

A Sleepy Hollow Memorial

Sleepy Hollow, a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. Here you will find the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, also known as the Dutch Reformed Church, which dates back to the 17th century. This National Historic Landmark Click for more


The Statue of Liberty: Building a Colossus

The Statue of Liberty: Building a Colossus

"Highly Recommended! An exceptional achievement, this is simply the best documentary on the Statue of Liberty ever made. It illuminates the forgotten story of the Statue of Liberty like no other program before it." -Barry Moreno, Author (The Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia) and Historian, Statue of Liberty Click for more


Stockdale Triumphs: A Return to Vietnam

Stockdale Triumphs: A Return to Vietnam

Best Film Award -Telly Awards
"Stockdale's resistance to the Vietnamese was not awesome, it was legendary." -Captain Bill Butler, American POW (Ret.)
Vietnam. For so many, the name... the country... the war... holds so much meaning. Today, there are many stories Click for more


Up From Slavery: Booker T. Washington

Up From Slavery: Booker T. Washington

1st Place: African American Topics -NYF&V Festival
"Highly Recommended. Actor Charles Dumas is outstanding as Booker T. Washington in this one-man play based on Washington's autobiography 'Up From Slavery.' Over the course of the proceedings, he describes his emancipation Click for more





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