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Bellows, Susan

Overview
Works: 27 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 4,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Directories 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: E441, 973.7115
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Most widely held works by Susan Bellows
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
JFK : like no other ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film explores Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history
America's war on poverty ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the extent of poverty in the U.S. in the prosperous 1960's and the federal anti-poverty programs created during the Johnson administration to promote education, job-training, community action, and basic health care, such as Legal Services, VISTA, and Head Start
Minik the lost Eskimo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1897, six Eskimos arrived in New York City, brought as the "exotic cargo" of explorer Robert Peary from Greenland. The youngest of the group was 7-year-old Minik, who struggled to create a home and identity thousands of miles from his native land
The terrible transformation ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. This first episode examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival
Arsenal of democracy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By 1939 Americans were still struggling to end the Great Depression. Their dreams of peace and prosperity were celebrated at World's Fairs in New York and San Francisco, but prosperity did not come in peacetime. Millions fled the "dust bowl" states to finally find work in new defense industries. While the New Deal changed America forever, it was war that ended the Great Depression
New worlds, new forms ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program examines the heritage that enslaved Africans brought to North and South America via dance. From the Samba in Rio to the Lindy -hop in Harlem, cultural collisions have shaped the popular dances of today
In this affluent society ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the origins of the U.S. government's war on poverty under President Lyndon Johnson. In the early 1960s, Kentucky coal miners displaced by machines strike out at their former employers. Millions of others displaced by mechanization across Appalachia and the rural South head north to begin a new life in Chicago
Africans in America ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judgment day (1831-1861) recounts the last pre-Civil War years. The nation expands west, taking slavery with it. Black abolitionists Frederick Douglass, Rev. Jermain Loguen, and Sojourner Truth agitate for justice. Southerners threaten to secede. An 1850 compromise enacts a "fugitive slave" law. In 1857, the Supreme Court hands down the Dred Scott decision. Slaveowners seek to reopen slave trade, while abolitionists battle slave catchers
Africans in America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolution (1750-1805) re-creates the era of American independence. While colonists seek autonomy, slavery is challenged from within. More than 100,000 blacks escape bondage, threatening slavery's existence. General George Washington refuses to accept black volunteers, but when Virginia's governor promises freedom to all who fight for England, the army relents. The United States walks a tightrope between property rights and human rights
Africans in America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brotherly love (1791-1831) examines the new nation through Philadelphia's free black community. Free men and fugitive slaves seek full citizenship; black churches promote education, aid to the poor, and abolitionism. The cotton gin pushes slavery west, while Haiti's slave rebellion parallels a local quest for autonomy. Southern brutality and a new culture of blackface minstrelsy trouble African Americans, who vow to challenge democracy
Africans in America America's journey through slavery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. Part 1: After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery, which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. Part 2: While the American colonies challenged Britain for independence, American slavery was challenged from within as men and women fought to define what America would be. When the War of Independence was won, black people, both enslaved and free, seized on the language of freedom even as the new nation's Constitution codified slavery as a national way of life
JFK : a fresh perspective ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biography provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who has become one of America s most beloved and most mourned leaders. With the benefit of newly opened archives and recently released documents, the film reevaluates JFK's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office and looks at how he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid- 20th century
People behind the news by Susan Bellows ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africans in America America's journey through slavery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. Part 3: During the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves pushed the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expanded into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspired slave rebellions throughout the southern United States. Part 4: As America expanded westward slavery became the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggled to bring the institution down and the nation was tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupted into violence, Americans were forced to consider how long the country could continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
Roots of Resistance ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before the Civil War broke out, and during it as well, the "Underground Railroad" operated as an effective, secret network for African-Americans to escape the bonds of slavery. Roots of Resistance, from the PBS American Experience collection, chronicles the workings of the Underground Railroad, from its creation and support by ex-slaves and white abolitionists, to its up-close portrayal of the life-risking dash for freedom in the darkness. Highlights include archival photos, commentary by historians, and interviews with descendants of slaves and slave owners of a plantation in North Carolina
Africans in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This episode examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery, which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival
America's war on poverty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses historical clips of Presidents Johnson and Nixon, the Kennedys, Sargent Shriver, among others. Interviews with people who lived through the internal migrations (Afro-Americans from the South, and miners and their families from the Appalachian coal fields) of the 1950's and 1960's. Highlights the early development of Johnson's "War on Poverty" and "Great Society" initiatives, especially the "Economic Opportunity" program
Africans in America ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 of Africans in America recounts history's largest forced migration and its economic benefits. After settling North American colonies, England joins Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands in the slave trade, abducting millions of Africans as laborers. Nearly a quarter of them die during the crossing. In America, Europeans rely on African labor to transform a continent, but come to fear the growing sub-population, sparking brutality
 
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