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Adelman, Larry

Overview
Works: 43 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 7,001 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary films  Short films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Producer, Creator, Director, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 305.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Larry Adelman
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel (Firm)( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Provided by publisher
The road to Brown by William A Elwood( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the legal campaign that led to the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954; presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston, chief counsel to the NAACP, in the cases which led to Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives a history of segregation, Jim Crow Laws, the NAACP and biographical information on persons influential in the desegregation movement
The raising of America : early childhood and the future of our nation( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first documentary series to explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America."--Container
Controlling Interest( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the scale and underlying dynamics of multinational corporate expansion and shows the deleterious social and economic effects of the multinationals' power in both the U.S. and the Third World. Investigates the role of the multinationals in influencing U.S. government policy in underdeveloped nations such as Brazil, Chile, and the Dominican Republic
Toni Morrison( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Toni Morrison. Therein, Morrison reads from her two novels and discusses her views of the contributions made by African Americans to American literature
August Wilson : the American dream, in black and white by August Wilson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression
Alice Walker by Susan Shaw( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Alice Walker. Therein, Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the "womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry
Charles Johnson by Charles Johnson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Charles Richard Johnson. Therein, Johnson describes his literary objective: to explore classic, metaphysical questions from East and West against the backdrop of African life and history
The Business of America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of supply side economics and the trickle down myth as exemplified by Pittsburgh's declining steel industry. The Business of America... is the first film to probe one of our most treasured economic assumptions: that private corporations can be trusted to make the investments upon which all Americans depend. The film contrasts two Pittsburgh steelworkers conventional faith in private enterprise with the actual strategies and priorities of a giant corporation, U.S. Steel. It traces their growing realization that despite "supply side" business claims, increased profits don't necessarily "trickle down" to working Americans. To discover why, The Business of America... interviews U.S. Steel chairman David Roderick, travels to Wall Street and visits Harvard Business School. The film reveals that shareholder pressures to increase profitability have led many American firms to transform themselves from manufacturing enterprises into financial conglomerates. It raises troubling questions about whether the prevailing emphasis on short-term profits provides for the long-term investments industries--and the country--need to provide economic opportunities to all Americans. The urgency of these concerns has made The Business of America... a standard audio-visual "text" in many economics, sociology, management, labor studies, and business ethics courses as well as a prescient warning of the ruin left behind when a nation allows corporations the unabated freedom to pursue profits any way they can. "An impressive, compelling tour through the new industrial wasteland. This film deserves a wide and responsive audience." - John Kenneth Galbraith. "The Business of America... goes to the heart and soul of the American Dream...It is an important contribution to the debate about the future of capitalism." - Bill Moyers. "One of the most thought-provoking documentaries of the year. Neither government, industry nor the average American can afford to ignore it." - The Christian Science Monitor. "A powerful documentary... makes personal many abstract economic issues while raising important questions about the nation's industrial decline." - The New York Times. "A compelling and insightful chronicle of America's deindustrialization." - Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
In black and white : conversations with African American writers by Barbara Christian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with African American writers
Gloria Naylor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Gloria Naylor. Therein, Naylor discusses the influence of other black women writers on herself, growing up in the South, her early involvement with religion, learning to articulate one's experience, writing in different voices, and writing to explore one's beliefs
John Wideman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author John Wideman. Therein, Wideman discusses the dilemma of the committed African American intellectual torn between the urban underclass and a predominantly white, middle-class literary audience
The house we live in( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode three focuses on how institutions shape and create race, giving different groups vastly unequal life chances. After WWII, whiteness increasingly meant owning a home in the suburbs, aided by discriminatory federal policies. European "ethnics," blended in to reap the advantages of whiteness while African Americans and other nonwhites were locked out. Advances have been made since the Civil Rights Movement but the playing field is still not level
The difference between us( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode one follows students who sequence and compare their own DNA looking for a "race marker." It also looks at the history of racism in the U.S., the advent of stereotypes based on physical attributes attributed to races and somatotypes with particular reference to African Americans
The story we tell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
The difference between us( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode one follows students who sequence and compare their own DNA looking for a "race marker." It also looks at the history of racism in the U.S., the advent of stereotypes based on physical attributes attributed to races and somatotypes with particular reference to African Americans
The raising of America( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too many of our children, especially children of color living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty, have endured trauma and show symptoms that look very much like PTSD—except there is no post. How might they and their neighborhoods heal?
Using films on South Africa : an activation kit on investments by Larry Adelman( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In black and white. conversations with African American writers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria Naylor explains her exploration across the social spectrum of what it means to be Black in America in The Women of Brewster Place and Mama Day. Toni Morrison explains her view of why "American literature is incoherent without the contribution of African American writers." Alice Walker explains the "womanist" perspective that informs her novels including the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple
 
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