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Peters, William 1921-2007

Works: 136 works in 291 publications in 5 languages and 8,505 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Case studies  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: KF4520, 347.30224
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Peters
A more perfect union by William Peters( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative with all the drama of good fiction, this book is an accurate, day-by-day account of the pivotal event of American history--the 1787 Convention that drafted the Constitution. Transported to Philadelphia with fifty-five delegates from twelve states, the reader shares their four-month struggle to create a new framework of government to preserve a shaky Union. Written with the immediacy of vivid reporting, the book reverberates with great speeches for and against principles that today form the bedrock of American government. From the sometimes angry debates of men whose characters and motivations are revealed through their actual words and acts, readers will see the Constitution take form, vote by vote, clause by clause. The book also follows the delegates as they dine in Philadelphia's inns and taverns, meet to devise strategy, attend church, or sample the pleasures of the country's largest city. Readers will be left with a new understanding of the nation's beginnings and the closest thing to a sense of having been there.--From publisher description
A class divided : then and now by William Peters( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book chronicles the lasting effects of Iowa teacher Jane Elliot's experiment in her third grade classroom, captured by ABC News as a documentary Eye of the storm, where she divided her class into groups by eye color. Detailed interviews with former students and observations about the effects of the experiment are included
For us, the living by Myrlie Evers-Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers tells the story of their life together in Mississippi and of his tragic assassination
A class divided by William Peters( Visual )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled the Eye of the storm. Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students
The Eye of the storm by Billy Joel( Visual )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents an innovative experiment in which Jane Elliott, a third-grade teacher, divides her all-white class into "blue-eyes" and "brown-eyes," making each group superior or inferior on successive days. Demonstrates the nature and effects of bigotry by showing changes brought about in the children's behavior and learning patterns
The Southern temper by William Peters( Book )

6 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passport to friendship; the story of the Experiment in International Living by William Peters( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After ten years : the court and the schools( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling made it clear that segregation would not be tolerated and that states must comply with federal law. In this program, filmed ten years after Brown, news correspondents report on the mixed progress made toward integrating public schools in Nashville, New Rochelle, New Orleans and Prince Edward County, Virginia. Stumbling blocks such as faculty segregation, busing and segregational zoning are examined. A discussion featuring Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Georgia Governor Carl Sanders and Ex-Secretary of the NAACP, Roy Wilkins concludes the program
Mississippi and the 15th Amendment( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college student, a schoolteacher and a fellow of the National Science Foundation were all three ruled illiterate by the local circuit clerk and ineligible to vote. Filmed in 1962, this program reveals the double standards and the dangers faced by African-Americans registering to vote in Mississippi. Interviews with local officials, segregationists, lawyers, clergy and citizens on both sides of the color line expose what amounted to a tacit conspiracy to deprive certain people of their constitutional right to stand up and be counted
Segregation, Northern style( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In many places above the Mason-Dixon Line, a subtle form of bigotry was at work during the early 1960s, resisting the efforts of Afro-Americans to buy homes in historically white neighborhoods. In this 1964 program, Mike Wallace reveals the fallacies, attitudes and weak legislation that contributed to de facto segregation in the North by tracking the unsuccessful campaign of a middle-class black family to buy in upscale New Jersey. The positive contributions of fair housing and civil rights groups are also presented. Comprised of archival footage by CBS News
CBS reports: Filibuster : birth struggle of a law( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the stormy passage of Civil Rights Bill H.R. 7152 through the House of Representatives. Filmed in 1964, it begins with a report on the controversial bill's history, from its introduction by John F. Kennedy to the eve of its debate on the Senate Floor. Following that report, Eric Sevareid moderates as Senators Hubert Humphrey and Strom Thurmon engage in a live television debate on the bill's merits. Film footage of John and Robert Kennedy, Justice Dept. officials Nicholas Katzenbach and Burke Marshall, President Lyndon Johnson and the racial clashes of the early 60s captures the tensions that surrounded this most comprehensive civil righs law since Reconstruction
Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program is a unique exploration of the true meaning of discrimination. It is the story of an Iowa teacher who one day, following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, decided to try to make her third-grade class understand what discrimination means. She divided the class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed children. For two days, one group was given special treatment; the other group made to feel inferior. This daring exercise had a dramatic and lasting effect on these children as the program shows. The film records how the children reacted back in 1968 when they were eight, and also shows them sixteen years later as a class reunion discussing what that lesson has meant to them over the years. Finally, this film shows how this teacher's pioneering work in teaching the meaning of discrimination has been applied elsewhere in other schools and in sessions with prison guards and convicts"--1985 Peabody Awards entry form
The homosexuals( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Wallace hosts a social documentary on homosexuality in the United States. The program investigates some of the medical, legal, and social aspects of homosexuality in the 1960s. Includes interviews with several homosexual men who describe their experiences as well as interviews with people in Boise, Idaho where a newspaper editorial sparked a one-year investigation, ruining many lives in the process. Also included is an interchange between author Gore Vidal and Columbia University professor Albert Goldman on the effects of homosexuality on society in general
Storm over the Supreme Court( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step by step account of how a case of law moved from a local or district court to the Supreme Court. Provides interviews with the Schemppps and the Murrays, attorneys, and expert witnesses to create a detailed account of School District of Abington Township, Pa. vs. Schempp and Murray vs. Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City--cases that challenged the use of Bible reading and prayer in the public schools
A bond of iron( Visual )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative about William Weaver, a Southern slaveowner who owned an iron business. Set on his plantation in Virginia, describes the life of the Southern gentry and their slaves before, during, and just after the U.S. Civil War. Includes accounts of slave insurrections
Houses of Southold : the first 350 years by Nicholas Langhart( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm over the Supreme Court( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a mere 22 words long, it was so bland that one commentator called it the "to whom it may concern" prayer, yet it caused a powerful storm of controversy upon its debut in the New York public school system. In this 1963 program, filmed shortly after the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that abolished classroom prayer, Eric Sevareid provides a detailed analysis of the Engel vs. Vitale case. Litigants, legal counsel, academic experts, and political and religious leaders share their views on an issue that continues to resonate in today's civic discourse
New directions in teacher education : foundations, curriculum, policy( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quadrature and exact area of the circle demonstrated by William Peters( Book )

3 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few practical reasons suggested by fact, and supported by scripture, for questioning the soundness of the "Newtonian theory of the universe" by William Peters( Book )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A class divided : then and now
Alternative Names
William Peters American journalist

William Peters (journalist) Amerikaans journalist (?-2007)

William Peters journaliste américain

William Peters periodista estatunidenc

피터스, 윌리엄 1921-2007

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For us, the living