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HIST 021/136 U.S. History 1 & HIST 022/137 U.S. History 2: Find Videos

US HIST 1 = HIST 021 / 136 and US HIST 2 = HIST 022 / 137

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King County Library System (KCLS) Video Databases

Accessing the KCLS Library System

As a student at Green River College, you automatically have access to online library resources at King County Library System. 

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Use the links below to find streaming videos!
  • To Log in: use GRC + your student username. (The part before the @ in your GRC email address.)
  • Example OLD email: GRCjsmith23
  • Example NEW email: GRCsmith.jane.23
  • PIN number: your pin is the last four characters of your log in. Example: e.23
Steaming Video Databases
  • Access Video
  • Hoopla
  • Kanopy

Selected Films for HIST 136

Films for David Work's HIST 136 Class

  • If 'DVD" or "VHS" appears in the description, you can borrow the film from the Holman Library (use the Holman Library One Search link in the first box on the left of this page)
  • If "Hoopla" appears in the description, you can stream it for free through the King County Library System (see box to left for logon info)
  • If "Kanopy" appears in the description, you can stream it for free through the King County Library System (see box to left for logon info)
  • To access other videos, please ask your instructor or a librarian for other options.
Christopher Columbus
  • 1492:  Conquest of Paradise
  • Subject:  Christopher Columbus discovers and conquers the “new world.”
  • Format: Streaming on Kanopy
  • Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
  • Subject: Christopher Columbus discovers and conquers the “new world.”


Colonial America
  • The Crucible
  • Subject:  The Salem Witch Trials.
  • Format: DVD
  • The New World
  • Subject:  The colonization of Jamestown, Virginia.
  • Format: DVD
  • Plymouth Adventure
  • Subject:  The colonization of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • Salem Witch Trials
  • Subject:  The Salem Witch Trials
  • Three Sovereigns for Sarah
  • Subject:  The Salem Witch Trials


French and Indian War
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992 version)
  • Subject:  Frontier conflict and the battle of Fort William Henry.
  • Format: DVD
  • Northwest Passage
  • Subject:  The ranger campaign of Robert Rogers.
  • Format: Streaming on Hoopla


  • April Morning
  • Subject:  The Battles of Lexington & Concord
  • Benedict Arnold:  A Question of Honor
  • Subject:  US General Benedict Arnold betrays America and joins the British.
  • The Crossing
  • Subject:  George Washington defeats the British at the battle of Trenton.
  • Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Subject:  Settling the Mohawk Valley and defending it against the British.
  • Johnny Tremain
  • Subject:  The beginning of the Revolutionary War from protests in Boston, including the Boston Tea Party, to the Battle of Lexington.
  • The Patriot
  • Subject:  Americans in South Carolina fight the British at the battle of Cowpens.


Early Republic
  • The Far Horizons
  • Subject:  The journey of Lewis and Clark.
  • Jefferson in Paris
  • Subject:  Jefferson serves as US ambassador to France.
  • Magnificent Doll
  • Subject:  Dolly Madison, wife of James Madison, recounts events in her life.


Andrew Jackson
  • The Buccaneer
  • Subject:  Jackson enlists the aid of pirates to defend New Orleans against the British.
  • The President's Lady 
  • Subject:  Jackson romances and marries Rachel Donelson, who is accused of bigamy.
  • The Gorgeous Hussy
  • Subject:  Peggy O'Neil, an innkeeper’s daughter, causes problems for President Jackson.
Texas Revolution
  • The Alamo (1960 version)
  • Subject:  The Mexicans besiege Texas forces inside the Alamo.
  • Format: DVD & streaming on Hoopla
  • The Alamo (2004 version)
  • Subject:  The Mexicans besiege Texas forces inside the Alamo.
  • Davy Crockett:  King of the Wild Frontier
  • Subject:  The life of the famous frontiersman.
  • Gone to Texas (or Houston:  The Legend of Texas)
  • Subject:  The life of Sam Houston, focusing on the Texas Revolution.
Antebellum America
  • Amistad
  • Subject:  Slaves take over a slave ship and, when captured, sue for their freedom.
  • Format: DVD
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Subject:  Nat Turner leads a slave revolt in Virginia.
  • Format: DVD & streaming on Kanopy (1915)
  • Brigham Young
  • Subject:  Young leads the Mormons to Utah.
  • Gangs of New York
  • Subject:  Life in the immigrant slums of New York City to the riots of 1863.
  • Format: DVD
  • Santa Fe Trail
  • Subject:  The exploits of John Brown in Kansas & Virginia.
  • Format: Streaming on Hoopla
  • Twelve Years a Slave
  • Subject:  Solomon Northrop is kidnapped and forced into slavery.
  • Format: DVD


Abraham Lincoln
  • Young Mr. Lincoln
  • Subject:  Lincoln defends a man accused of murder.
  • Abe Lincoln in Illinois
  • Subject:  Lincoln's rise to the presidency.
  • Lincoln
  • Subject:  Lincoln struggles to secure passage of the 13th amendment.
  • Conspirator
  • Subject:  Mary Surratt is accused of conspiring to kill Lincoln.
Civil War
  • Andersonville
  • Subject:  Life in the notorious Confederate prison.
  • Free State of Jones
  • Subject:  Newt Knight leads a rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War
  • The General
  • Subject:  Union spies steal a Confederate train.
  • Gettysburg
  • Subject:  The three-day battle of Gettysburg.
  • DVD
  • Glory
  • Subject:  Led by white officers, former slaves and free black men fight in the Civil War.
  • Format: DVD
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Subject:  Scarlet O'Hara endures the Civil War & Reconstruction in Georgia.
  • Format: DVD
  • The Horse Soldiers
  • Subject:  Union cavalry undertake a daring raid through Mississippi.
  • Ride with the Devil
  • Subject:  Guerrilla fighting in Kansas & Missouri.
  • They Died with Their Boots On
  • Subject:  The military career and death of George Armstrong Custer.

Selected Films for HIST 136

Films for David Work's HIST 137 Class

  • If 'DVD" or "VHS" appears in the description, you can borrow the film from the Holman Library (use the Holman Library One Search link in the first box on the left of this page)
  • If "Hoopla" appears in the description, you can stream it for free through the King County Library System (see box to left for logon info)
  • If "Kanopy" appears in the description, you can stream it for free through the King County Library System (see box to left for logon info)
  • To access other videos, please ask your instructor or a librarian for other options.


The Old West
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Subject:  The final defeat of the natives by the US army.
  • Geronimo:  An American Legend
  • Subject:  The legendary Apache leader battles the US army.
  • Rio Grande
  • Subject:  US Cavalry cross the Mexican border to fight raiding Apache Indians.  Based on the exploits of Ranald Mackenzie.
  • Tombstone
  • Subject:  Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday battle the Clanton gang in Arizona.
  • Format: DVD
  • Thousand Pieces of Gold
  • Subject:  Chinese immigrant women in the Old West.
  • Format: Streaming on Kanopy
Spanish American War
  • Rough Riders
  • Subject:  The Battle of San Juan Hill.
World War I
  • Sergeant York
  • Subject:  The experiences of Alvin York during the Great War.
  • Format: VHS
  • Iron Jawed Angels
  • Subject:  Alice Paul & the women's right to vote movement.
  • Format: DVD
  • The Lost Battalion
  • Subject:  An American unit surrounded by the Germans refuses to surrender.
  • Wilson
  • Subject:  The career of President Woodrow Wilson.
1920s & Depression
  • Amelia
  • Subject:  The life & death of Amelia Earhart.
  • Bonny and Clyde (1967 film)
  • Subject:  The life and exploits of the infamous gangsters.
  • Eight Men Out
  • Subject:  The Chicago "Black Sox" are paid to lose the World Series.
  • Format: Streaming on Hoopla
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Subject:  The Okies leave the Dust Bowl for California.
  • Format: DVD
  • Inherit the Wind
  • Subject:  The Scopes Trial over teaching evolution.
  • Format: DVD
  • Race
  • Subject:  Jesse Owens competes in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Franklin Roosevelt
  • Hyde Park on Hudson
  • Subject:  FDR becomes the first president to host a British monarch.
  • Sunrise at Campobello
  • Subject:  FDR struggles to overcome polio.
World War II
  • Battleground
  • Subject:  The Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes Forest, France, 1944.
  • The Bridge at Remagen
  • Subject:  U.S. Army units capture the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River, 1945.
  • Format: Streaming on Hoopla
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • Subject:  Allied airborne assault in Holland, 1944.
  • Format: Streaming on Hoopla
  • Come See the Paradise
  • Subject:  The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
  • Format: DVD
  • Emperor
  • Subject:  The US occupation of Japan & Emperor Hirohito.
  • Go for Broke!
  • Subject:  Japanese Americans enlist in the U.S. army and fight the Germans in Italy.
  • Format: Streaming on Hoopla
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Subject:  An army medic on Okinawa saves many lives.
  • Format: DVD
  • The Longest Day
  • Subject:  The invasion of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.
  • Format: DVD
  • MacArthur
  • Subject:  The World War II and Korean War career of General Douglas MacArthur.
  • Midway
  • Subject:  The decisive naval battle fought by Japan and the U.S. in 1942
  • Format: DVD
  • Patton
  • Subject:  The World War II career of General George S. Patton.
  • Format: DVD
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Subject:  The invasion of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.
  • Format: DVD
  • Truman
  • Subject:  The life of President Harry Truman.
  • The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Subject:  Black pilots combat racism at home and overseas to fight in World War II.
Korean War
  • Pork Chop Hill 
  • Subject:  The Battle for Pork Chop Hill
  • Format: DVD
Cold War
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Subject:  A lawyer arranges a prisoner exchange between the US and USSR.
  • Format: DVD
  • Charlie Wilson's War
  • Subject:  Congressman Wilson & the CIA sponsor a war in Afghanistan against the USSR.
  • Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Subject:  Reporter Edward R. Murrow takes on communist witch hunter Joseph McCarthy.
  • DVD
  • Jackie
  • Subject:  Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination.
  • Thirteen Days
  • Subject:  The Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Format: DVD
Vietnam War
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • Subject:  The life of Vietnam veteran & anti-war activist Ron Kovic.
  • Format: DVD
  • Path to War
  • Subject:  President Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War.
  • We Were Soldiers
  • Subject:  The Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, 1965.
Civil Rights
  • 42
  • Subject:  Jackie Robinson becomes the first black man to play Major League Baseball.
  • Detroit
  • Subject:  The 1967 Detroit race riot.
  • Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Subject:  The investigation of the murder of Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers.
  • Format: DVD
  • Loving
  • Subject:  An interracial couple fight to have their marriage recognized by the state.
  • Format: DVD
  • Malcolm X
  • Subject:  The life of the controversial black activist Malcom X.
  • Format: DVD
  • Marshall
  • Subject:  Thurgood Marshall defends a black man accused of attacking a white woman.
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Subject:  The FBI investigates the murder of three civil rights workers.
  • Selma
  • Subject:  Martin Luther King, Jr. leads the struggle for voting rights in Selma, Alabama.
  • Format: DVD
  • Separate But Equal
  • Subject:  The legal battle over segregated schools.
  • Format: DVD
  • The Rosa Parks Story
  • Subject:  The life of Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks.
  • Format: DVD
Space Program
  • Apollo 13
  • Subject:  On the way to the moon, Apollo 13 suffers catastrophic damage.
  • First Man
  • Subject:  Neil Armstrong become the first man to walk on the moon.
  • Hidden Figures
  • Subject:  Three black female mathematicians play a pivotal role at NASA.
  • Format: DVD
  • The Right Stuff
  • Subject:  The exploits of Chuck Yeager and the Mercury Seven, the US’s first astronauts.
  • Format: DVD
Nixon & Watergate
  • All the President's Men
  • Subject:  Reporters Woodward & Bernstein investigate the Watergate break-in.
  • Format: DVD
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Subject:  TV reporter Frost interviews disgraced president Richard Nixon.
  • Nixon
  • Subject:  The rise and fall of Richard Nixon.
  • The Post
  • Subject:  The Washington Post must decide whether to publish the Pentagon Papers.