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Florentine Films

Overview
Works: 776 works in 1,979 publications in 2 languages and 81,218 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biography  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Television mini-series  Television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: prn, Originator
Classifications: E468, 973
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Most widely held works by Florentine Films
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( Visual )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the journey of Lewis and Clark as they made their way in the early nineteenth century from St. Louis across the newly expanded nation to the Pacific Ocean, and tells the stories of the men and women who participated
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 2,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, discussing his role in early America as author of the Declaration of Independence, president, expansionist, ambassador, and in other areas of life, and discussing the controversy over his ownership of slaves
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, Russell Banks and others
The national parks : America's best idea( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

19 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,986 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
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Empire of the air : the men who made radio( Visual )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack
Statue of Liberty by Ken Burns( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts"--Publisher's website
The Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in history. Through their stories, PBS chronicles the history they helped to shape; from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front to the founding of the United Nations
The Central Park five( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5"--A group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York
The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God by Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revealing and poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by the recollections of the three surviving members of the faith, along with a wealth of archival material from over 40 collections. Explore every aspect of this strange and noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in American history
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,152 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
 
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The Civil War
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English (375)

French (1)

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Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyThe WestThe Shakers : hands to work, hearts to GodThrough deaf eyes