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Grimberg, Sharon

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Most widely held works by Sharon Grimberg
We shall remain : America through native eyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story
The Abolitionists( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container
Citizen King : 1963-1968 by PBS Home Video( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story begins on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. In the years since those events unfolded, the man at the center, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has become a mythic figure, a minister whose oratory is etched into the minds of millions of Americans, a civil rights activist whose words and image are more hotly contested, negotiated and sold than almost anyone else's in American history
Stonewall uprising by Kate Davis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring archival footage and interviews with those who took part, from drag queens and street hustlers to police detectives, journalists, and a former mayor of New York City, this program revisits a time when homosexual acts were illegal throughout the United States, and homosexuality itself was considered a mental illness. On June 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived
Freedom summer : Mississippi. 1964.( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death"--Container
A class apart : a Mexican American civil rights story( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, a field hand named Pete Hernandez killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a gritty cantina. From this seemingly unremarkable murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would forever change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. In the landmark legal case, lawyers forged a daring legal strategy, arguing that Mexican Americans were "a class apart" and did not neatly fit into a legal structure that recognized only blacks and whites
Jesse Owens( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite Jesse Owens's remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the athlete struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched bias
We shall remain. America through native eyes( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute. At times they were arrogant, vengeful and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their strategies were militaristic, but more often they used what influence they had in a diplomatic, political, legal, as well as spiritual way. Tells the history of the United States from the Native American perspective
The circus by Coronet Instructional Materials (Firm)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-hour mini-series that tells the story of one of the most popular and influential forms of entertainment in American history. Drawing upon a vast and rich visual archive, the film follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus, recounting the era when Circus Day could shut down a town, and circus stars were among the most famous people in the country
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medical procedure, lobotomy, was considered a groundbreaking procedure that promised hope to the most distressed mentally ill patients and their families. What began as an operation of last resort was soon being performed at some fifty state asylums, often with devastating results. The neurologist, Walter Freeman, in little more than a decade after his rise to fame, was decried as a moral monster, and that the lobotomy was one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine. Through interviews with former patients and their families, students, and medical historians, get an unprecedented look at one of the darkest chapters in psychiatric history
Hoover Dam( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic story of how a ragtag army of workers re-routed the mighty Colorado and erected the 700 foot high dam. More than 100 workers died building the marvel that forever transformed the West
Blackout by Scorpions (Musical group)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through the memories of those who lived through the events, examines the 1977 power outage that caused monumental mayhem throughout New York City over two hot and humid days. In the documentary, American Experience explores the economic, political, technological, and social consequences of an event that led to both horrifying lawlessness and to innumerable acts of selflessness and generosity
The Abolitionists( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimke, the daughter of a Charleston plantation family, who moves north and becomes a public speaker against slavery; Frederick Douglass, a young slave who becomes hopeful when he hears about the abolitionists; William Lloyd Garrison, who founds the newspaper The Liberator, a powerful voice for the movement; Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose first trip to the South changes her life and her writing; and John Brown, who devotes his life to the cause. The abolitionist movement, however, is in disarray and increasing violence raises doubts about the efficacy of its pacifist tactics
The Abolitionists( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. Threatened with capture by his former owner, Douglass flees to England, returning to the U.S. in 1847. He launches his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. A best-seller, and then wildly successful stage play, this influential novel changes the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The divide between North and South deepens, touching off a crisis that is about to careen out of control
Miss India Georgia( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary video follows four contestants in the Miss India Georgia pagent. It tells the story of their experiences as first generation Americans. These young women disclose the complexity of their feelings about growing up in the U.S. as children of immigrant parents
We shall remain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative multi-media project that establishes native history as an essential episode of American history. As the leader of the last Native American fighting force to capitulate to the U.S. government, Geronimo was seen by some as the perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties, while to others he was the embodiment of proud resistance. Directed by Dustinn Craig and Sarah Colt
Hoover Dam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engineering problems were stupendous; the solutions ingenious. And as stated by President Herbert Hoover himself, it was ⁰́the greatest engineering work of its character ever attempted by the hand of man.⁰́₊ For two years, five thousand workers settled in the Nevada dessert to pour concrete day and night until the Hoover Dam was complete - remarkably under budget and ahead of schedule. As told in Hoover Dam, from the PBS American Experience collection, its electrical output helped build the ships and planes of WWII, and its water irrigated arid California valleys transforming desert into farmland to feed a nation. Most importantly, the film portrays how the tremendous feat of the Hoover Dam renewed the faith in American technology and ingenuity
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life story of George Eastman as he fought relentlessly to create and then dominate the consumer camera market
Back-alley Detroit : abortion before Roe v. Wade : a video documentary( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of illegal abortion in Detroit from the 1950s until the Roe v. Wade decision
Secrets of a master builder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At his death in 1887, James Eads was easily the most famous engineer in the world. He'd built gunboats that helped the Union win the Civil War; designed a stunning bridge for St. Louis -- the first in the world to be built of steel; and devised an ingenious scheme that kept the frequently silted-up Mississippi River open to ocean-going traffic -- a feat that turned New Orleans into the nation's second largest port. ... rediscovers the story of this remarkable man who began his working life as an errand boy, taught himself the principles of engineering ... and who was, by 37, one of the richest and most influential figures in the Midwest"--Container excerpt
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American experience
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