Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War DVD - AV Item

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At the outset of the American Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, an educated Cuban born teenager, fought as an officer in the battle of First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a secret agent for the Confederacy. By 1863, Velazquez was spying for the Union. She chafed against the gender and race restrictions of her time, and her 1876 memoir, A Woman in Battle, caused a sensation.

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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2013
  • Country of Origin: United States

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Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

"An engaging biography of an overlooked Civil War figure, this is recommended." - Video Librarian Reviews, Nov/Dec 2013

"Rebel explores how history censors and denies inconvenient truths." - Boston Globe

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2013
  • Country of Origin: United States

Description

  • Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War

    In 1861, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a Confederate spy. But Buford harbored a secret-he was really Loreta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans. By 1863, Velazquez was spying for the Union. She scandalized America when she revealed her story in her 1876 memoir, The Woman in Battle. Attacked not only for her criticism of war, but her sexuality and social rule-breaking, Velazquez was dismissed as a hoax for 150 years. But evidence confirms she existed, one of over 1,000 women soldiers who served in the Civil War.

    What made her so dangerous she was erased from history? Actors and historians bring Velazquez' story to life in this documentary, weaving drama and animation with historical and archival material to unravel the mystery of this secret soldier. Rebel is a detective story about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.

    Bonus video: Go behind the scenes of the making of Rebel

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)