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Lemann, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 63 works in 169 publications in 4 languages and 9,036 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Biography  Domestic fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.6, 973
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The promised land : the great Black migration and how it changed America by Nicholas Lemann( Book )

46 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 3,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides identity to those who have been participants in Afro-American diaspora, and examines the issues of urban disintegration and rural poverty
The big test : the secret history of the American meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Educational Testing Service and the attempt to form an elite by sorting students, "fairly and dispassionately."
Redemption : the last battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lemann( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This was the start of an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and challenge President Grant'ssupport for the emergent structures of black political power. The remorseless strategy of well-financed "White Line" organizations was to create chaos and keep blacks from voting out of fear for their lives and livelihoods. Redemption is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875. Lemann bases his devastating account on a wealth of military records, congressional investigations, memoirs, press reports, and the invaluable papers of Adelbert Ames, the war hero from Maine who was Mississippi's governor at the time. When Ames pleaded with Grant for federal troops who could thwart the white terrorists violently disrupting Republican political activities, Grant wavered, and the result was a bloody, corrupt election in which Mississippi was "redeemed"--That is, returned to white control. Redemption makes clear that this is what led to the death of Reconstruction--and of the rights encoded in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. We are still living with the consequences
Out of the forties by Nicholas Lemann( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author retraces the lives of the people shown in the early 1940's photographic project commissioned by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, under the direction of Roy Stryker. Many of the photographers of this survey worked with Stryker when he was the director of the FSA. They include: Russell Lee, John Vachon, Sol Libsohn, Esther Bubley, Todd Webb [and others]
The fast track : Texans and other strivers by Nicholas Lemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Texas boom has made Sherwood Blount and thousands like him, Unique for its size and strenagth even in a country used to booms, it rolls on, rewarding those who know hoe to tap the rich veins of oil, real estate, law, medicine, even the self-improvement industry
Inside the system by Charles Peters( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redemption : the last battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lemann( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Lemann writes about the history of the black community of Colfax, Louisiana and the massacred that happened there
A new agenda for cities by Richard P Nathan( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Russell Lee by Russell Lee( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The choice 2004( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Americans prepare to choose their next president, Frontline offers viewers a special, two-hour dual biography of the two candidates who hope to lead the nation for the next four years ... By eschewing political pundits in favor of insightful comments from friends, families, colleagues, and political adversaries, The Choice 2004 offers viewers - and voters - a chance to see the candidates in a fresh light before the campaign reaches its climax on Election Day."
Shakespeare's greatest hits : Volume 1 by Nicholas Lemann( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of Shakespeare's plays
A Dream deferred( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the migration of rural Southern blacks from the segregated South to Chicago. A rural people becomes an urban one. Cultural and political gains are offset by overcrowding and the ghettoization of Blacks as politicians ignore the problems developing. Includes historical footage and personal interviews
School, the story of American public education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 2: By 1900, 6% of America's children were graduating from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the development of controversial IQ tests and educational tracking through the efforts of Arthur Bester and Lewis Terman
School, the story of American public education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 1: This program profiles the passionate crusade launched by Thomas Jefferson and continued by Noah Webster, Horace Mann and others to create a common system of tax-supported schools that would mix people of different backgrounds and reinforce the bonds of democracy in the new nation. But this noble experiment was opposed from the start by racial prejudice and fears of taxation
Take me to Chicago( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Jim Crow laws to the advent of the mechanical cotton picker - rural Southern Blacks had plenty of reasons to listen to the traveling blues musicians with their siren songs of far-off Chicago and the promise of a better, freer life. Here is the greatest peace-time migration in history, seen through the eyes of those who lived it."--Container
School. the story of American Public Education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 2: By 1900, 6% of America's children were graduating from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the development of controversial IQ tests and educational tracking through the efforts of Arthur Bester and Lewis Terman
School, the story of American public education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 4: in 1983, the Reagan Administration's report, A Nation at Risk, shattered public confidence in America's school system and sparked a new wave of education reform -- all with the goal of tough new academic standards. This program explores such educational innovations as vouchers, charter schools, home schooling and privatization as challenges to the historical concept of a common school
The promised land by Nicholas Lemann( Recording )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of several families who left the cotton fields of Mississippi for the urban north, fleeing the oppressive Jim Crow laws to seek economic, legal and social opportunity
School. the story of American public education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 4: in 1983, the Reagan Administration's report, A Nation at Risk, shattered public confidence in America's school system and sparked a new wave of education reform -- all with the goal of tough new academic standards. This program explores such educational innovations as vouchers, charter schools, home schooling and privatization as challenges to the historical concept of a common school
The common school, 1770-1890( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 1: This program profiles the passionate crusade launched by Thomas Jerrerson and continued by Noah Webster, Horance Mann and others to create a common system of tax-supported schools that would mix people of different backgrounds and reinforce the bonds of democracy in the new nation. But this noble experiment was opposed from the start by racial prejudice and fears of taxation
 
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The promised land : the great Black migration and how it changed America
Alternative Names
Lemann, Nicholas Berthelot 1954-

Nicholas Lemann Amerikaans journalist

نیکلاس لمن ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

レマン, ニコラス

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The big test : the secret history of the American meritocracyRedemption : the last battle of the Civil WarOut of the fortiesRedemption : the last battle of the Civil WarThe photographs of Russell LeeShakespeare's greatest hits : Volume 1