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Stekler, Paul Jeffrey

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Most widely held works by Paul Jeffrey Stekler
Killing Custer : the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the fate of the Plains Indians by James Welch( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonfictionalized account, from the Indian point of view, of Custer's attack on the Plains Indians in 1876
Eyes on the prize by Julian Bond( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty
Last stand at Little Big Horn by James Welch( Visual )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, from the perspective of the Lakota, Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow who lived on the Great Plains and from that of the white settlers who pushed west across the continent
Dreams of Obama( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of Barack Obama's historic inauguration, Frontline examined the rich personal and political biography of America's 44th president. Insights into the key moments and experiences that have shaped and formed his political vision include his community organizing in Chicago, presidency of the Harvard Law Review, and his battles in Illinois politics. During the course of these, Obama learned how to navigate America's complicated racial and political divides. Modeling his earliest political efforts after those of Harold Washington, he built a coalition of progressive whites, African Americans and Latinos that carried him to the United States Senate. The film details how, after arriving in the Senate, Obama and his advisers carefully crafted a two-year plan to build the freshman senator's reputation, leading to the announcement in 2007 that he would run for president
Vote for me : politics in America( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the issues and strategies involved in successfully running for political office in the U.S
The Promised Land 1967-1968( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and for the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers and is assassinated. King's death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement
The choice 2008( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The choice 2008 draws on in-depth interviews with the advisers, family and friends closest to these unlikely candidates, as well as with seasoned observers of American politics, who together tell the definitive story of these men and their ascent to their party's nominations"--Container
Last man standing : politics, Texas style( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the down-home cowboy politics of George W. Bush are a blueprint for success in Washington, what are they like back in the Lone Star state of Texas? Find out in a lively, behind-the-scenes portrait of two unpredictable, post-millennial elections
Louisiana boys( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unorthodox look at the colorful, Byzantine political culture of Louisiana, home to governors like the legendary Huey Long and his brother Earl (who was committed to an asylum during his last term), Jimmie Davis (who sang his farewell to the Legislature), the roguish four-time elected Edwin Edwards and reactionary, racist figures like Judge Leander Perez and David Duke. Earl Long said it best in the 1950s: "One of these days Louisianans are going to get good government ... and they ain't going to like it!" Louisiana Boys: raised on politics looks at the history and the condition of this political circus, from the populist tradition of the Longs, the emerging power of Blacks in New Orleans, and the traditional three-way split (conservative-Protestant Northern Louisiana, Cajun-Catholic Southern Louisiana, and urban New Orleans) that has kept the state's political culture a popular spectator sport. "Louisiana Boys -- raised on politics" was supported by grants from Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Southern Educational Communications Association, and the Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation. A production of The Center for New American Media and Midnight Films. Winner of the Silver Baton, Alfred I DuPont-Columbia University Award. Produced and directed by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, and Paul Stekler
Vote for me series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it like to actually run for office? To organize campaigns? To get out the vote? To produce negative ads? To build legislative coalitions? All this and more is part of Vote for Me: Politics in America, the Peabody Award-winning four -hour public TV series that travels across the country to show us how politics is really played in the U.S. Entertaining, funny, and full of revealing behind-the-scenes moments, Vote for Meis the perfect way for students of American politics to understand the campaign and election process, from the smallest precincts all to the way to the White House. As one Oklahoma party leader puts it, "politics is show business for ugly people", and Vote for Me revels in the things candidates and their campaigns have to do in order to get the magic "50% plus one". There are the rival training sessions, one for the Christian Coalition, the other for the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, each teaching the same nuts and bolts techniques. There is the Hawaiian campaigning tradition of "sign waving" on busy street corners, and the 29-hour California bus-trip photo-op marathon mounted by a desperate gubernatorial candidate. This is American politics with a human face, as the viewer experiences what it's like to play the great game that determines who will lead us. Here are some of the many revealing sequences included in Vote for Me:-"The King Of Retail", a portrait of the master of person-to-person campaigning, Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci. "The Terminator", featuring New York "attack-dog" consultant Hank Sheinkopf as he crafts, and defends, negative political advertising in a Supreme Court race in Alabama. To place negative ads in historical context, Vote for Me also imagines what a slasher ad would have been like in the 1800 campaign between Adams and Jefferson, using verbatim insults from campaign literature of the time. "Change partners and dance", the tough, revealing story of changing ethnic coalitions in Chicago, from the "Rainbow coalition" of the late Harold Washington to the white ethnic/Mexican-American alliance of Mayor Richard M. Daley. "The born politician", in which the camera follows a voluble Texas legislator around the floor of the State Senate as he twists arms, kisses hands, and threatens his way to a legislative victory in a TV tour-de-force that shows how political business is really transacted in America. "The political education of Maggie Lauterer", a remarkable 90-minute behind-the-scenes look at what it really takes to run for office in America. First-time-candidate from North Carolina Maggie Lauterer decides to run for Congress and has to learn how to beg for money on the phone, how to come up with 30-second policy soundbites, and how to try to run a clean campaign in the face of withering negative attacks on her character - and we the viewers learn along with her, sharing her exhilaration and her setbacks. Mix these and other compelling stories with witty and incisive commentary from Mario Cuomo, Newt Gingrich, Willie Brown, Lyn Nofziger, and other less-celebrated political animals, revealing people-on-the-street interviews, and a wealth of footage capturing American politicians being themselves, and you have a stunning, anti-cynical portrait of the American political system that the San Francisco Chronicle called "one of the year's ten best TV shows: a kaleidoscopic, heartening and sometimes hilarious look at the vitality of grass-roots politics in America. "An ideal teaching tool, easy to program. Vote for Me is easy to use in the classroom because it is entirely modular. Each of its four major parts is divided into a number of separate, stand-alone stories, allowing the instructor to tailor viewings to curriculum and class length. From in-depth, behind-the-scenes stories to lucid overviews,Vote for Me will engage even the most cynical viewers with its mix of humor and humanity. "Vote for Me - Politics in America" was supported by grants from The CIT Group, Inc., The Ford Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, PBS/CPB. A production of The Center for New American Media, Midnight Films, and WETA, Washington DC. Winner of the George Foster Peabody Award. Winner of the Silver Baton, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award. Produced and directed by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker and Paul Stekler in co-production with WETA, Washington, D. C
The Keys to the Kingdom 1974-1980( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyes on the prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America. Episode 13: In the 1970s, antidiscrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the civil rights movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, proves that affirmative action can work, but the Bakke Supreme Court case challenges that policy
Vote for Me Series. Politics 101 & Making a Big Noise( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vote for Me, Politics in America Episode 1: Politics 101 Vote for Me, Politics in America Episode 2: Making a Big Noise
Vote for Me Series. Political Junkies & The Political Education of Maggie Lauterer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vote for Me, Politics in America Episode 3: Political Junkies Vote for Me, Politics in America Episode 4: The Political Education of Maggie Lauterer
Eyes on the prize. America's civil rights movement( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1-3: Depicts the story of America's civil rights years from 1954-1965. Vols. 4-8: Examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty
Wallace : settin' the woods on fire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This documentary examines Wallace's life and career, featuring archival footage and interviews with contemporaries, historians and family members
Getting Back to Abnormal( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans' long history of political dysfunction and complicated racial dynamics gets a new lease on life when Stacy Head, a polarizing white woman, wins a seat on the city council after Katrina. Four years later, she needs to get black votes to be re-elected. But will her record of blunt racial talk doom her chances? Getting Back to Abnormal follows the unlikely odd couple of Head and her irrepressible black political advisor Barbara Lacen as they try to navigate New Orleans' treacherous political scene. With its cast of only-in-New-Orleans characters, Getting Back to Abnormal is a provocative and amusing look at race in America, set against the backdrop of New Orleans' rich culture
Hands that picked cotton : black politics in today's rural south( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a historical perspective, discusses how Blacks are becoming more politically active in the southern United States, locally, and in state and national government
Power!, 1966-1968 ; The promised land, 1967-1968( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The promised land" shows how Martin Luther King, in the final year of his life, began to organize a Poor People's Campaign, a march of the poor to Washington, D.C., where they would erect Resurrection City to embarrass and motivate a reluctant government. On April 4, 1968, King was assassinated. Soon after its construction, Resurrection City was shut down, marking the end of a chapter of the civil rights movement
Eyes on the prize. America's civil rights movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Killing Custer : the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the fate of the Plains Indians
Alternative Names
Stekler, Paul.

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English (133)

Chinese (1)

German (1)

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Eyes on the prize. America's civil rights movement