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Kantor, Michael 1961-

Overview
Works: 204 works in 308 publications in 1 language and 11,494 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Drama  Sources  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Director, Producer, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: F591, 978
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Most widely held works by Michael Kantor
The West by Ken Burns ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Broadway the American musical ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical
Broadway : the American musical by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the Broadway musical theater, including summaries of the shows, photographs of the stars, posters, sheet music, production stills, and essays by theater luminaries
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lighthearted survey of American comedy from the past century and the achievements of its top contributors includes interviews with such figures as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, and Ellen DeGeneres
Superheroes! : capes, cowls, and the creation of comic book culture by Laurence Maslon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assemled between two covers
Make 'em laugh the funny business of America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
Superheroes : a never-ending battle ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
Nuts by Olive Lydia Earle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefly discusses the characteristics of thirty-three different kinds of nuts, the plants on which they grow, and their various uses
Broadway musicals : a Jewish legacy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. This entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories and shows
The grandest enterprise under God ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
See how the transcontinental railroad was built, and then how it opened up the West to European settlers and brought on the extermination of the buffalo and the defeat of Southern Plains Indian tribes. Witness the transformation through first-person accounts from Native Americans, European immigrants, Chinese laborers, buffalo hunters, homesteaders from the eastern U.S., and cowboys on the dusty trails leading from Texas
The geography of hope ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many Americans who set out to change the West found that the West changed them instead. View the broad panorama of western experiences including those of homesteaders and farmers on the Great Plains, Chinese immigrants, Hispanic townspeople in California, Mormons in Utah, the great showman Buffalo Bill Cody, cowboys during the fall of the great ranching boom, African-American sharecroppers searching for a "Promised Land," and Native Americans on the reservations
Empire upon the trails ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Mexican landowners in California to Native American tribes in the Black Hills, students discover various perspectives on territorial claims to the West and the history of U.S. annexation. This segment explains how events, such as the Texas War of Independence, opened the door to U.S. annexation. Diary excerpts, letters, and other primary resources vividly portray the experiences of early Oregon Trail settlers and the Mormons
One sky above us ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Angeles steals its water supply, millions of Mexicans migrate north, and Hollywood begins to shape the West and the nation's image of it. At the end of the 19th century, America celebrated the "closing" of the West, but differing historical accounts help us learn how the West's story never ends, and how it continues to influence American life today
The speck of the future ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold
Death runs riot ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West
Quincy Jones in the pocket ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at Quincy Jones' life and career as a composer, arranger, musician, and producer from his many friends and peers. Includes some behind the scenes and unseen footage
Ghost dance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the late 1880s, the Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Mining towns such as Butte, Montana were now full-fledged industrial cities. Defeated militarily, Native Americans throughout the region now flocked to the call of a Paiute mystic, who offered the illusionary hope that the lost world of the buffalo could be brought back by a Ghost Dance. But its promises would be trampled in the snow and blood of Wounded Knee. In place of the great Native American cultures which once dominated the Plains was a new culture, epitomized by the Oklahoma Land Rush, in which 100,000 eager settlers lined up for a mad dash to stake out a farm and a future
Fight no more forever ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history
The People ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the Europeans, such as Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West
The people by Stephen Ives ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the European settlers, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West
 
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