Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery  (1998)
Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War.   4 parts @ 65m. each.

Before Columbus  (1993)
The native peoples of the Americas tell their own story of the destruction of their culture and their lands and of their growing efforts to fight back.  6 parts @ 25m. each.

Benjamin Franklin  (2002)
Franklin's life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, founding father, and America's first diplomat to France.  210m.

Buried Mirror, The: Reflections on Spain and the New World  (1991)
Carlos Fuentes asks what is unique in Mexican culture that is cause for celebration in the 500th anniversary year of Columbus.  5 parts @ 60m. each.

Columbus and the Land of Ayllón: The Exploration and Settlement of the Southeast  (1993)
The implications of the 1526 meeting between Spaniards, Africans and Guale Indians and the ongoing search for the site of San Miguel de Gualdape, founded on the Atlantic seaboard by Spanish lawyer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón as the first American colony.  30m.

Columbus Didn't Discover Us  (1992)
Indians from North, Central, and South America speak of the impact the Columbus legacy has had on the lives of indigenous people.  24m.

Columbus on Trial  (1992)
A satire on the controversy surrounding Columbus as to whether he discovered America and introduced European civilization and Christianity to the native populations there, or if he invaded their territories and began the systematic destruction of their cultures.  18m.

Columbus's World  (1991)
Relives Columbus's daring and dangerous voyages and their momentous repercussions -- for both the New World and the Old.  The companion to Columbus and the Age of Discovery by Zvi Dor-Ner.  58m.

Conquistadors  (2001)
Cortez, Pizarro, Cabeza de Vaca.  4 parts @ 60m. each.

Dark Passages  (1990)
The story of the impact of the Atlantic slave trade.  50m.

Days of Judgment: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692  (1993)
Describes the society, culture, politics, religion, and legal system that prevailed in colonial America during the Salem witch trials.  30m.

Death at Jamestown  (2001)
Explores possible reasons for the high mortality at Jamestown, giving prominence to a conspiracy theory recently put forward by a non-historian.  Part of the PBS Secrets of the Dead series.

Digging for Slaves: The Excavation of American Slave Sites  (1993)
18th-century slave quarters on Middleburg Plantation near Charleston, SC; at Monticello, and at Colonial Williamsburg.  50m.

Empire of Reason, An  (1998)
Recreates the ratification debates on the U.S. Constitution as if they were being covered by today's television news.  58m.

500 Nations  (1995)
History of Native Americans.  8 films @ 50m. each.

1492 Revisited  (1992)
Participants (many Spanish or Native American) in an art exhibit titled "Counter Colon-ialismo" talk about their work and the construction of history.  The language of counter-discourse predominates: for instance, Columbus inaugurates a "culture of death," and the "colonization of the minds is still going on."  30m.

Jamestown Rediscovery: A World Uncovered  (1997)
Rediscovery by today's archaeologists.  50m.

Journals of Lewis and Clark, The  (1989)
Describes the expeditions of Lewis and Clark as recounted in their journals.  60m.

Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery  (1997)
Tells their story.  4 parts @ 60m. each.

Liberty: The American Revolution  (1997)
Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789).

Lost Kingdoms of the Maya  (1993)
Unearthing artifacts, reconstructing cities and deciphering the hieroglyphics of the Mayas.  60m.

Mary Silliman's War  (1994)
Based on the memoir and letters of Mary Silliman, this film depicts the struggle during the American Revolutionary War, of Fairfield, Conn., a town deeply and bitterly divided over independence.  94m.

Midwife's Tale, A  (1997)
The life of a frontier midwife, Martha Ballard, in Hallowell, Maine is reconstructed from her diary by historian Laurel Ulrich.   88m.

More Than Bows and Arrows  (1985)
Examines the contributions of American Indians to the development of the United States, ranging from food and housing to the democratic way of life.  56m.

Native Americans  (1994)
History of Native Americans.  6 films @ 50m. each.

New York  (1999)
Chronicles the history of New York from its founding in 1624 as a Dutch trading post to its continuing pre-eminence in the culture and economy of the world.   Episode one [1609-1825]: The Country and the City.  120m.

Pocahontas: Ambassador of the New World  (1995)
Pocahontas: native American princess, ambassador, stateswoman, peacemaker, visionary, and friend.  50m.

Pocahontas -- Her True Story  (1992)
Highlights her role as "peacemaker" and calls her the "First Mother of America."   30m.

Popol Vuh: Sacred Book of the Quiché Maya  (1988)
Beautifully animated version using original Maya images.  60m.

Pueblo Peoples: First Contact  (1991)
Explores the spiritual and cultural dimensions of native Americans' first confrontation with Europeans as it weaves historical accounts with contemporary Pueblo interpretations of events.  26m.

Revolution!  (1991)
Revolutionary War.

Sacred Ground  (1977)
The story of the American Indians and their relationship to the land.  60m.

Secrets of the Dead: Death at Jamestown  (2001)
Explores possible reasons for the high mortality at Jamestown, giving prominence to a conspiracy theory recently put forward by a non-historian.  Part of the PBS Secrets of the Dead series.

Shackles of Memory: The Atlantic Slave Trade  (1994)
From Nantes more than 1800 slave ships plied their human cargo during the 18th and 19th centuries, exchanging trade merchandise for black captives whom they later sold to the colonies being established in the New World.  55m.

Son of Africa, A: The Slave Narrative of Olaudah Equiano  (1996)

Surviving Columbus: The story of the Pueblo People  (1990)
The story of the European conquest as viewed by America's Pueblo people.  120m.

Thomas Jefferson  (1997)
Ken Burns.  180m.

Visions of the Arawaks  (1994)
The little known hidden heritage of the Arawak Indians is brought to life in this beautiful and unique work of art, which combines rare live footage of Amerindians with visionary imagery.  70m.

West, The  (1996)
Ken Burns.  9 parts @ 60-85m. each.