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Learning Corporation of America

Overview
Works: 982 works in 2,671 publications in 2 languages and 16,516 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Drama  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Fiction 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: BF173.F85, E
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Most widely held works by Learning Corporation of America
The witches of Salem : the horror and the hope by Dennis Azzarella( Visual )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of the witchcraft trials of Salem, Mass., in 1962. Attempts to give an understanding of the political, psychological, and religious background of the trials and of the consequences of this episode on American history
The Electric grandmother( Visual )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 304 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 )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Freud's background, his personal struggles and his revolutionary theories
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 267 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 and includes interviews with the grandfather today as he reveals his contentment with improved opportunities for his grandchildren
Galileo: The Challenge of Reason( Visual )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 196 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, based on faith alone. 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 )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hosted by Eric Sevareid, this program shows the marketing techniques used by the American fast-food company, Kentucky Fried Chicken, to meet the needs and expectations of Japanese consumers and Japanese business practices when it opens its franchises there
Bismarck: Germany From Blood and Iron by John Irvin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the step-by-step creation of modern Germany and suggests its implications for the rest of the world. Presents a dramatized interview with Otto Von Bismarck, who recollects the steps which led to Germany's unification, as told in a series of flashbacks
The French Revolution: The Terror by Victor Vicas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Maximilien Robespierre and other leaders
Greeks: In Search of Meaning( Visual )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 145 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 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 141 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 137 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 134 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 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on one campaign waged by Charlemagne against the Saxons in 782. Uses the example of this campaign in order to examine the problem of brutality as a tool of civilization. Discusses the cultural contributions to Charlemagne and shows the ruthless means he used to accomplish his goals
Napoleon: The Making of a Dictator( Visual )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 125 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 Napoléon
Marxism: The Theory That Split a World( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 123 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 Crusades: Saints and Sinners by Learning Corporation of America( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the First Crusade beginning with Pope Urban's speech at Clermont and ending with the taking of Jerusalem and the slaughter of its inhabitants. Explores the motives of the crusaders and it introduces the leading figures of the crusade
The Jackson Years: The New Americans( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 118 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
Newton: The Mind That Found the Future by Learning Corporation of America( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Halley, Newton's friend and colleague, moves between Newton's age and the present in a study of Sir Isaac Newton and his principal theories, pointing out his influence on modern science
The Romans: Life, Laughter and Law( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 114 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: Toward Civil War( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the years Andrew Jackson spent in office. Points out that although he fought the national bank, raised troops against South Carolina, and vetoed more congressional bills than all the Presidents combined, he remained inactive on slavery, the one issue that would lead to war
 
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