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Phillips, Tom

Works: 40 works in 120 publications in 3 languages and 10,528 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Biographies  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction films  Drama  Political films 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Illustrator, Author, Compiler
Classifications: E668, 973.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Phillips
The murder of Emmett Till( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
The Abolitionists( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,263 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
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel (Firm)( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert
The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, it's an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America."--Container
Jonestown : the life and death of Peoples Temple( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A startling look at preacher Jim Jones, his life prior to the mass-suicides in Guyana, and the event that took place leading up to that fateful day in 1978
Reconstruction : the second Civil War( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the tumultuous years after the Civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and, at the same time, how former slaves could be brought into the life of the country
Time of fear( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of 16,000 Japanese Americans in World War II forced to relocate to military camps in south-east Arkansas. Explores the reactions of the native Arkansans to the huge influx of outsiders into their tiny towns. Includes archival material and eye-witness interviews
Mars : dead or alive( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early January 2004, two spacecraft carrying identical robotic explorers will touch down on the surface of Mars. On that day, NOVA will present a special television event that climaxes with live coverage as NASA/JPL scientists await the first critical signals confirming that the rovers have landed safely. The show features a gripping behind-the-scenes glimpse of the design, testing, and launch of the mission. The engineers face a tense deadline as Mars approaches its closest rendezvous with Earth; they're stretched to the limit as parachutes rip, bolts fail, and airbags pop - everything that can go wrong does. Watch them apply all their ingenuity to overcome the technical hitches. Then join NOVA's exploration of the latest clues in the ultimate quest for signs of life on the mysterious red planet
Eleanor Roosevelt by Sue Williams( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women
A brilliant madness by Mark Samels( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called 'the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century, ' Nash suffered a devastating breakdown at the age of thirty. He suddenly claimed that aliens were sending him messages, became obsessed with secret numbers and saw conspiracies all around him. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash spent a decade in and out of mental hospitals, surviving with the support of his wife and former colleagues. During that time, a mathematical proof he'd written at the age of twenty became a foundation of modern economics. Sometime in the 1980s, he gradually began to recover. In 1994, Nash capped his remarkable return from madness by winning the Nobel Prize
Requiem ; Diligam te, Domine by Jean Gilles( )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From producer Mark Davis, is the story of two talented scientists, O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, whose once professional rivalry soured into a bitter personal feud. Together, Marsh and Cope were responsible for identifying more than 142 different species and for introducing dinosaurs into the American imagination, but their legacy would be forever marred by two decades of ruthless infighting, espionage, and sabotage
The secret of Tuxedo Park( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered a small team of scientists on a clandestine transatlantic mission to deliver his country's most valuable military secret, a revolutionary radar component, not to the U.S. government, but to a mysterious Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis. Using his connections, his money, and his brilliant scientific mind, Loomis and his team of scientists developed radar technology that would arguably play a more decisive role than any other weapon in the war. The Secret of Tuxedo Park tells a long-overlooked story of an individual who helped alter the course of history in World War II
School, the story of American public education( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of public education in the United States from the country's origin to the present day
Freedom riders by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
Stephen Foster( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary recounting the life story of Stephen Foster, composer of over 200 popular songs including Camptown races, Beautiful dreamer, and Oh! Susanna. Explores the impact of Foster's music on American popular culture and examines the treatment of African Americans in Foster's songs
The 1964 World's Fair : relive the wonder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part futuristic exhibition, part glittery strip mall, the 1965 New York World's Fair was planned amid the optimism of the late 1950s, but the Fair's two year run often mirrored the chaos of the 1960s. This film, set to a historical backdrop of world events, draws on the memories of fairgoers who found hope for the future in an understanding of other cultures presented at the Fair
The tribe that time forgot( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A camera crew and a Brazilian anthropologist travel deep into the Amazon basin to locate the extinct tribe, the Arara of the Jaguar People, and to discover the truth behind the headlines that the tribe reportedly killed three government mineral prospectors. During their stay, the Arara share their daily life and customs with the crew and anthropologist who find the Arara very different from their fearsome reputation
Anachronism and antiquity by Tim Rood( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a study both of anachronism in antiquity and of anachronism as a vehicle for understanding antiquity. It explores the post-classical origins and changing meanings of the term 'anachronism' as well as the presence of anachronism in all its forms in classical literature, criticism and material objects. Contrary to the position taken by many modern philosophers of history, this book argues that classical antiquity had a rich and varied understanding of historical difference, which is reflected in sophisticated notions of anachronism. This central hypothesis is tested by an examination of attitudes to temporal errors in ancient literary texts and chronological writings and by analysing notions of anachronistic survival and multitemporality. Rather than seeing a sense of anachronism as something that separates modernity from antiquity, the book suggests that in both ancient writings and their modern receptions chronological rupture can be used as a way of creating a dialogue between past and present. With a selection of case-studies and theoretical discussions presented in a manner suitable for scholars and students both of classical antiquity and of modern history, anthropology, and visual culture, the book's ambition is to offer a new conceptual map of antiquity through the notion of anachronism
The artist as a portrait : comprising portraits and manuscripts of artists by Roy Davids Ltd( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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