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Wormser, Richard 1933-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 6,449 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs  Sources  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Case studies  Drama  Fiction  Film noir 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent
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Most widely held works about Richard Wormser
 
Most widely held works by Richard Wormser
The rise and fall of Jim Crow by Richard Wormser( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the laws and practices that supported discrimination against African Americans from Reconstruction to the Supreme Court decision that found segregation to be illegal
The rise and fall of Jim Crow by Sam Pollard( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed
American Islam : growing up Muslim in America by Richard Wormser( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Muslims tell how they keep their identity and adapt their traditions to fit into American society
Hoboes : wandering in America, 1870-1940 by Richard Wormser( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scorned by most of society, and treated as second-class citizens at best, hoboes wandered America in search of work. They usually traveled by "flipping a freight" and matching wits with the railroad police until they reached their destination or were booted off the train. Hoboes built railroads, harvested wheat, cut down trees, mined for gold, herded cattle - and then moved on. Yet hoboes and tramps had a tight-knit community. They wrote songs about themselves, had their own slang, sign language, and codes of law and honor. They stopped at hobo "jungles" to wash and shave, swap stories with old friends, and share meals. This remarkable book documents the fascinating history of these colorful characters."--[book jacket]
The iron horse : how railroads changed America by Richard Wormser( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of railroads, how they helped shape America, their symbolism, accidents and safety problems, technological advances, and disputes between railroad magnates and workers
Pinkerton : America's first private eye by Richard Wormser( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the detective who founded his own agency and introduced a system of recording criminals to help track them down and tie them to crimes
The rise & fall of Jim Crow : the African-American struggle against discrimination, 1865-1954 by Richard Wormser( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the laws and practices that supported discrimination against African Americans from Reconstruction to the Supreme Court decision that found segregation to be illegal
Growing up in the Great Depression by Richard Wormser( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical background, interviews, and photographs combine to provide an impression of childhood during the Great Depression
Lifers : learn the truth at the expense of our sorrow by Richard Wormser( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three faces of Vietnam by Richard Wormser( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Vietnam War from the perspectives of antiwar protesters, th Vietnamese people, and the American soldiers who fought in the war
Juveniles in trouble by Richard Wormser( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text present a portrait of America's most troubled teenagers--runaways, gang members, single mothers, drug dealers and users, robbers and killers. Also tells of teens who, with the help of a variety of people and programs, are slowly and painfully getting their lives back on track
American childhoods : three centuries of youth at risk by Richard Wormser( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the many hardships America's children have had to endure from colonial times to the present
To the young filmmaker : conversations with working filmmakers by Richard Wormser( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of individuals involved in the movie industry--a writer, producers, directors, an actress, and others--offer insights into the process of filmmaking
Defending the accused : stories from the courtroom by Richard Wormser( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents case histories that illustrate the role of and techniques used by defense lawyers in the American judicial system
The Titanic by Richard Wormser( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the tragic voyage of the world's largest ocean liner, its collision with an iceberg during its maiden voyage, and the amazing underwater discovery that followed
The rise and fall of Jim Crow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Jim Crow begin? As Reconstruction ended, betraying the promises of Emancipation, African Americans' efforts to assert their constitutional rights began to be repressed at every turn by Southern whites embolden by the North's withdrawal of support for Black aspirations for land, civil and political rights, and due process. Whites succeeded in passing laws that segregated and disfranchised African-Americans -- laws that were enforced with violence and terror. This episode recounts the Black response by documenting the work of such leaders as anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and the emergence of Booker T. Washington as a national figure
The rise and fall of Jim Crow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode four examines the surge of Black activism that took place after World War II. Black veterans returned from the war determined to achieve the same rights at home that they had fought for in Europe in a Jim Crow army. One vet, Medgar Evers, became an organizer for the Mississippi NAACP; he was assassinated for his work in 1963. In Georgia, John Wesley Dobbs, head of the Black Masons, organized the first voter-registration drives. Predictably, whites again answered Black demands for equality with violence. But this time, President Truman responded with a civil rights initiative and integrated the Army. Southern Democrats split from the Democratic Party forming the States Rights Party
The rise and fall of Jim Crow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode two illustrates the early rise of a successful Black middle class and the determination of white supremacists to destroy fledgling Black political power. The growing oppression had a profound effect on a professor at Atlanta University, W.E.B. Du Bois, and a teenage mail carrier named Walter White. Both would become leaders of a newly founded organization to fight Jim Crow: the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The episode ends with the violence at home giving way to warfare abroad as thousands of Black Americans depart for battle in World War I
The rise and fall of Jim Crow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of World War I a new round of race riots and lynching broke out, yet this was also a time of increasing strength for Black resistance movements. Episode three chronicles the years between the wars as a time of massive Black migration out of the South and continuing conflict within it. By the 1930's many African Americans found their sole support from Socialists and Communists, who helped organize tenant farmers and sharecroppers and defended the "Scottsboro Boys," nine Black youths falsely accused of rape. While NAACP counsel Charles Houston began a lengthy legal campaign designed to chip away at Jim Crow, Walter White waged war in the court of public opinion. As the world plunged toward World War II, Black labor leaders like A. Philip Randolph demanded an end to segregation in defense industries. Singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson declared that, "Change is in the air."
Lloro por la tierra by Mildred D Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand
 
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American Islam : growing up Muslim in AmericaPinkerton : America's first private eyeThe rise & fall of Jim Crow : the African-American struggle against discrimination, 1865-1954Growing up in the Great DepressionLifers : learn the truth at the expense of our sorrowThree faces of VietnamJuveniles in troubleAmerican childhoods : three centuries of youth at risk