American Cultural History

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A2Z provides a look at history through restored video clips. See the world as it once was from authentic film footage. Living the American Way.

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Vintage Erotica - Nudity and Pornography - A Retrospective!
8. Vintage Erotica - Nudity and Pornography - A Retrospective!
 
The invention of cinematography was, of course, a 'giant stride forward.' Before World War II, 'stag films' were already a popular underground entertainment genre. Compared to the explicit fare available today, these were pretty tame and could even be termed 'innocent' by modern standards. This intriguing collection has been selected to offer you a true cross-section of early amateur erotic cinema
Social Harmony - Marching on Together!
7. Social Harmony - Marching on Together!
 
Most of us have at least a passing knowledge of the issues that prompted World War II, but those are mainly centered on the actual statistics. Apart from the fact that civilian deaths in general were even greater than those of active combatants, it must be remembered that the very essence and substance of their lives were heavily affected by this global conflict.
War Against Poverty - Shall Fight til the End!
6. War Against Poverty - Shall Fight til the End!
 
Thrift- what is it really, and what distinguishes it from grey-faced penny-pinching?In today's age of plenty, it is certainly hard to see virtue in thriftiness. All around us, billboards, magazine advertisements and television spots encourage us to spend. We are certainly not encouraged to think back to leaner periods in America's recent history.
Family Values - Bonds that Bind the Family!
5. Family Values - Bonds that Bind the Family!
 
This collection compassionately examines the vacillations that were taking place in the American family in the early and late '50s and depicts the resultant lines of reasoning that evolved. The American Cultural History - Family Values DVD takes the viewer into the thick of a generalized epidemic of family dysfunction that was sweeping the nation in the '50s.
Racisim - Its Time to Join Hands!
4. Racisim - Its Time to Join Hands!
 
This film contains three glorious clips, which moot the idea of racial integration for a better tomorrow. Don't Be a Sucker - This fascinating clip uses the example of Nazi Germany. Integration Report 1 - This historic documentary shows the Civil Rights Movement and Let Us Break Bread Together - promotional film on Detroit
African Americans - Facing the Challenges!
3. African Americans - Facing the Challenges!
 
If one considers factors like the Ku Klux Klan, the Civil War and the Jim Crow system as an overall manifestation of white America's collective outlook, it can safely be said that African Americans have acquitted themselves admirably. It may be time to take a closer look at our established co-habitants' social roots. Ignorance, after all, is the mother of bigotry, while information always leads to
Cultural Kaleidoscope - America's Multicultural Makeup!
2. Cultural Kaleidoscope - America's Multicultural Makeup!
 
Men, as individuals or as groups, have always strived for an identity. Many factors influence a person's decision while selecting an identity. These may be historical, socioeconomic or sociological. Immigrants to America faced a peculiar situation in this context. Stunned, amazed and awe-stricken by the new culture that they were compelled to adopt, many of these ethnic groups arrived at a comprom
Lifestyle in the Past  - Living the American Way!
1. Lifestyle in the Past  - Living the American Way!
 
The post war era however witnessed major changes in the city's demography. The construction boom and resultant emergence of suburbs, which accompanied the economic boom, changed the city's looks. By the 1960s Detroit had become a cultural center for the nation exporting the most popular music of the era, the catchy rhythm and blues known as the Motown sound.
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A2Z provides a look at history through restored video clips. See the world as it once was from authentic film footage. Living the American Way.