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Chowder, Ken

Works: 49 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 9,221 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: RC150.5.A2, 362.420973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ken Chowder
Influenza, 1918( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1918, an army private reported to a hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, an illness that doctors knew little about. By the end of WWI, America was ravaged by a flu epidemic that killed 675,000 people
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences
Anita : speaking truth to power( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Anita Hill. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice
John Brown's holy war( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 2, 1859, a tall, gaunt, fifty-nine-year-old man was executed in Virginia before 1500 armed guards. Just a month earlier, few had heard of John Brown, a red-faced, thread-bare, scare-crow of a man with wild reddish brown hair whose sky-blue eyes held a look that bespoke madness, who one terrible night in Kansas committed cold-blooded murder as he embarked on a violent crusade to end slavery. Now his name divided North from South. Was he a martyr or a madman, a fanatic or a hero? More than a century later, John Brown--who helped bring on the bloodiest American upheaval ever--remains one of America's most controversial and misunderstood figures
The War of 1812( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-hour documentary looking at this important historic event from several perspectives, the American, Canadian, British and Native American. Contains some limited reenactments and major historians, authors, and experts
Annie Oakley( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One summer afternoon in 1922, a petite, elegant woman faced a packed arena on Long Island for what would be her last big shooting exhibition. Even at age 62, Annie Oakley never missed. She was one of the greatest sharpshooters of all time, thrilling crowds across America and Europe, feted by princes and presidents -- the first American woman ever to become a superstar. Oakley's beginnings were more than humble--her childhood horrific--but she had built a career doing what she loved while excelling in a man's world. This film examines how a mistreated, half-starved little girl from Ohio became an icon of the American West
Niagara Falls by Victoria( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of human achievement and human folly on an epic scale. It is a tale of exploitation and preservation and the changing nature of love in America - of the way Man has related to Nature over centuries
America's endangered species : don't say good-bye by National Geographic Television( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographers Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager are in a race against the clock to capture powerful portraits of America's most threatened creatures. In their adventures they encounter a camera-shy blackfooted ferret, capture the beauty of golden trout, help release a pair of red wolves back to the wild, and watch from a front-row seat as a bald eagle chick is returned to its cliffside nest. Their every picture tells a story, hoping to save America's natural treasures
Blackbird days : a novel by Ken Chowder( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jadis by Ken Chowder( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Law Olmsted : designing America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. He made enormous contributions to the American landscape, believing a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted's efforts to preserve nature created an "environmental ethic" decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics
The wilderness idea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the professional rivalry between preservationist John Muir (founder of the Sierra Club) and utilitarianist Gifford Pinchot (first chief of the U.S. Forest Service), focusing especially on their debate over the Hetch Hetchy reservoir proposition of 1913
Jamestown's dark winter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of archaeologists excavating the site of an early American colony discovers something surprising: the remains of a young woman, dating back to 1609, buried in the trash layer of a cellar. Now, 400 years later, a cellar excavation has uncovered numerous bone fragments, all belonging to this adolescent female. With the help of forensic anthropologists, the extraordinary and frightening story of this young woman comes to life
Delicate geometry by Ken Chowder( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you heard from Johannesburg? apartheid and the club of the west( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film looks at the relationship between the United States and South Africa during the 1980s. The film focuses on the anti-apartheid movement, which effected changes of policy in companies, universities, and the U.S. Congress
Wild by law( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wild by law is the story of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the three men responsible for its passage: forester/philosopher Aldo Leopold, author of the bestselling A Sand County Almanac and the first to bring the word 'ecology' into standard usage; Bob Marshall, millionaire socialist and founder of the Wilderness Society; and Howard Zahniser, a tireless bureaucrat with a profound love of the wild places he seldom saw. Singly and together, these three fought against the current of American thought from the 1920s through the 1950s to attain what had once seemed an unfathomable victory. More than just the story of an historic struggle to preserve the natural world, Wild by law provides an invaluable overview of the roots of the environmental movement, offering a deeper understanding of one of the most important issues facing contemporary civilization"--Container
Gold miners & guttersnipes : tales of California by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's legendary insight and wit shine throughout this new selection of his writings, the first to focus on California. As a young man, the celebrated author of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and other classics spent the mid-1860s in California. In this collection of essays, newspaper articles, fiction, speeches, and letters, Twain presents his notoriously unconventional views on a state booming in the wake of the gold rush. His wry humor and irreverent social commentary illuminate everything from fashion, politics, and art to earthquakes, religion, and urban crime. Drawn from hard-to-find sources as well as his ever-popular books, Gold Miners and Guttersnipes: Tales of California by Mark Twain is a fresh and distinctive assortment by one of America's favorite authors
The A.C.L.U. a history( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of The American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that has supported the rights of the individual against the majority and the government
The American Civil Liberties Union a history( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For 80 years, one legal organization has supported the rights of the individual against the majority and the government, igniting rage in conservatives and liberals alike. That organization is the ACLU, and it has virtually molded our national ideal of liberty. Its history reads like a case study of freedom of expression and minority rights in the 20th century. This program, with commentary from Oliver North, Dave Barry, and Molly Ivins, traces the tumultuous history of that organization from its inception by founder Roger Baldwin, through dozens of legal challenges over the past century, including the Scopes trial, the 1930s labor strikes, Japanese internment, the HUAC hearings and blacklisting, the Vietnam war crimes trials, the American Nazi Party's bid to march in Skokie, Illinois, and others. Baldwin's story is interwoven throughout."--Website
John James Audubon drawn from nature( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of John James Audubon is a dramatic and surprising one. He saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone of his time, and came to stand for America-- the America of wilderness and wild things. Audubon was a self-taught artist and a self-made man whose life was rife with action and contradiction. He played the debonair European when he visited the American frontier, and then the wild woodsman in the drawing rooms of Europe. As an artist and a naturalist his achievements are monumental. The Birds of America -- an astonishing collection of 435 life-size prints -- was the largest book printed in the 19th century. Audubon was not only the artist; he was the writer, publisher and promoter. His early subscribers included the kings of England and France."--Container
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Through deaf eyes
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The War of 1812America's endangered species : don't say good-byeGold miners & guttersnipes : tales of California