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Learning Corporation of America

Overview
Works: 1,005 works in 2,723 publications in 2 languages and 14,808 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Internet videos  History  Documentary television programs  Drama  Biographies  Nonfiction films  Educational television programs  Historical films  Short films 
Roles: Publisher, Other
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Learning Corporation of America
The Electric grandmother( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of their mother, three children and their widower father select an "electric grandmother," a robot, on a thirty-day trial period to see if it will bring the family together again
Freud: The Hidden Nature of Man by George Kaczender( Visual )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Freud's background, his personal struggles, and his revolutionary theories: the power of the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, dream analysis, and the human personality composed of ego, superego and id
The Witches of Salem: The Horror and the Hope by Dennis Azzarella( Visual )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of the witchcraft trials of Salem, Mass. in 1692
The Immigrant Experience: The Long, Long Journey by Learning Company( Visual )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the problems and dreams of new immigrants in America by telling about an uprooted Polish family. Shows how they lived at the beginning of the 20th century
Galileo: The Challenge of Reason( Visual )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After showing Galileo's experiments, the film dramatizes the conflict between Galileo's new scientific thinking and the Church's authority. Although in the end Galileo recants, it is his view which is to dominate the West in succeeding centuries
The Colonel comes to Japan by John Nathan( Visual )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains that when an American company sets up shop abroad, special considerations must come into play, as evidenced by this chronicle of Kentucky Fried Chicken's entry into the Japanese fast-food market
Bismarck: Germany From Blood and Iron by John Irvin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program focuses on Otto von Bismarck--by turns Machiavellian, affectionate, ruthless, bullying, cajoling--as he engineers the events which will ultimately achieve the unification of Germany
Greeks: In Search of Meaning( Visual )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the concerns and achievements of the Greeks in 5th century B.C. Includes excerpts from Antigone by Sophocles, and Lysistrata by Aristophanes
The French Revolution: The Terror by Victor Vicas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on both humanity's idealism and its capacity for violence, this program dramatizes the ways in which the noble motives and legitimate causes of the French Revolution managed to spiral into a reign of terror, as the revolutionaries' original goals become overshadowed by the radical tactics of Robespierre and other leaders
The French Revolution: The Bastille by Victor Vicas( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the fall of the Bastille to show how King Louis XVI's effort to raise additional monies unleashed the first total revolution in history
The Constitution: The Compromise That Made a Nation by Learning Corporation of America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the large State vs. small State controversy which was the central argument of the Constitutional Convention
The Tap dance kid( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 8 year-old boy's one desire is to become a dancer, but his father objects. The boy's sister intervenes on behalf of children's rights, takes him to an audition, and shows his parents the talents and desires they had overlooked in their child. Emphasizes the problem young people often face in not being taken seriously by parents and not being allowed to make decisions
A Slave's Story : Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom by John Irvin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the experiences of a slave couple during their escape in 1848 from Macon, Ga. to Philadelphia, Pa., in which the woman was disguised as an ailing southern planter and the man traveled as the planter's body servant
Charlemagne: Holy Barbarian( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on one campaign waged by Charlemagne against the Saxons in 782 in order to examine whether brutality, in the name of civilization, is justified. Discusses the cultural contributions of Charlemagne, and shows the ruthless means he employed to accomplish his goals
The Crusades: Saints and Sinners by Learning Corporation of America( Visual )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the First Crusade, beginning with Pope Urban's speech at Clermont in 1095 and ending with the taking of Jerusalem and the slaughter of all its inhabitants. Examines the irony implicit in the concept of a holy war. Explores the motives of the crusaders and introduces the leading figures of the crusade
Napoleon: The Making of a Dictator( Visual )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the kind of political and social chaos from which dictators draw their strength and shows how military victories built the popularity of Napoleon
Marxism: The Theory That Split a World( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historical and current dimensions of Karl Marx through dramatized interviews with those who knew him, animated explanations of his major tenets, and documentary treatment of the monumental changes wrought in his name
The Romans: Life, Laughter and Law( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the enactment of excerpts from Roman writings in order to recreate the world of the Roman Empire
The Jackson Years: The New Americans( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the creation of the American image and the formation of popular democracy as reflected in the rise to power of Andrew Jackson
All summer in a day( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the story about a group of children who live on a planet where the sun shines only once a year. Jealousy leads one of the children to deprive another of seeing the sun when it appears. By the time the other children learn of the incident, it is too late as the rain has begun to fall again
 
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Spanish (9)