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Adelman, Larry

Overview
Works: 41 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 7,734 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Educational films  Biography  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 )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,859 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
The raising of America( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 490 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?
The road to Brown by William A Elwood( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 470 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 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first documentary series to explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, more prosperous and more equitable America"--Container
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with playwright August Wilson. Therein, Wilson describes his role as passing down the practical and spiritual wisdom of the African American community in his writings. He also expounds upon the influence of black traditions like storytelling and blues music in contributing to his plays
Controlling Interest( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 381 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. Includes interviews with several corporate executives and with workers in a small New England city faced with the threat of a runaway shop. Investigates the role of the multinationals in influencing U.S. government policy in underdeveloped nations
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 352 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
The Business of America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 295 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 & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with African American writers
In black and white : conversations with African American writers by Barbara Christian( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six interviews with prominent 20th century African American authors
The house we live in( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 69 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 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 68 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 )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 59 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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in 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. This segment follows a dozen students, including Black athletes and Asian American string players, who sequence and compare their own DNA looking for a "race marker." 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
Race : the power of an illusion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
 
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