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Colburn, George A.

Works: 140 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 1,849 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: E184.A1, 305.231
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by George A Colburn
In their place : white America defines her minorities, 1850-1950 by Lewis H Carlson( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sourcebook includes addresses by American Presidents, speeches by Congressmen and Senators, decisions by the U. S. Supreme Court, and articles in prestigious scholarly journals, popular fiction, and mass-circulation magazines, which were sampled over a 100-year period from 1850 to 1950. Each of seven parts discusses such topics as the image of the particular group in literature, scientists and the group, the legal status of such groups, and the segregation of the groups from "mainstream" American life. Part I discusses the American Indians; Part ii the Afro-Americans; Part iii the Chicanos; Part iv, the Chinese Americans; Part v, Japanese-Americans; Part vi, Jewish-Americans; and, Part vii, the Anglo-Saxon and the new immigrant. A list of selected readings is included. (Jm)
The Ecology of development( Visual )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factors such as biological inheritance, temperament, caregiving, family, peers, schooling, culture, and history are introduced. Four levels of the environment are defined and illustrated: micro, meso, exo, and macrosystems
Symbol formation and the acquisition of language( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores children's capacity to learn symbols as a first step to acquiring lannguage. Through observations of a deaf family who converse in American sign language, & visits to a family with a child learning to speak, we are shown how language facilitates self-awareness & builds a child's understanding of the world
Family stress : the child's perspective( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews research results on the effects of divorce on children. Also shows a Russian family on the edge of divorce
The Chinese : a national telecourse featuring the Heart of the dragon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This telecourse is designed to introduce the Chinese people in their search for a Chinese pattern of modernity. To understand Modern China there must be an appreciation of traditional China. Recent changes have brought about a resurgence of traditional ways even as new problems appear. This course brings together the nation's foremost China experts and the spectacular photography of the PBS series The Heart of the dragon
Concepts, memories, and categories( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes and presents various scientific theories of the brain's development throughout childhood. Examines the universality of the cranial changes which occur in all children between the ages of five and seven
Development and diversity( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of the historical, cultural, and individual diversity of childhood; what development is and how it occurs; the significance of the prolonged period of human infancy and childhood
Overview of Chinese history( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of Chinese history, from the time of Confucius through Emperor Chin and his terra-cotta army to the Tang dynasty. The power of the Emperors and the size of the Forbidden City are shown
NATO prepares for the next war( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode traces the concerns about German participation in NATO as the West responded to Soviet aggression in the Korean War. To counteract a renewal of Isolationism in America and reassure Europe of U.S. commitment, Truman names Eisenhower to head the NATO forces. The chapter titled "The German Question" highlights the reasons why Germany had to be re-armed to counteract the Soviet threat. It describes how Eisenhower was able to convince German soldiers to enlist under his command and why he had to enter the political arena in order to convince Americans to support the buildup of NATO troops. Meanwhile anti-communist sentiment in the U.S. resulted in the notorious McCarthy trials
The menace of McCarthyism( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisenhower begins his Presidency with the goal of rescuing America from the paranoia of Truman's years in the White House. His charm and integrity gradually win over many in spite of incidents such as the Rosenberg trial, the increasing conservatism of McCarthy's and his followers, and their desire to discredit Eisenhower's mentor, General George Marshall. Several examples highlight McCarthy's enormous influence on the American public and hence, his political power. Many civil servants lose their jobs for being so-called Communist sympathizers or inefficient administrators
The Cold War turns hot( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1949 Communism had become a world-wide threat. Mao had chased Chiang Kai-Shek to Formosa when the new front opened between North and South Korea. When North Korea invaded the South, it was rumored that Soviet aggression had prompted the engagement and might also prompt invasions into Western Europe. During the war it became clear that the Chinese invasion of South Korea was supported by Soviet military might and that nuclear weapons might be used. The outspoken MacArthur was relieved of his duties as the first NATO troops were sent to Europe
Civil rights battleground( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several commentators recall the era of complete segregation and the protests and violence that erupted when the Civil Rights Act was proposed. Eisenhower's statement that "There can be no second-class Americans" expressed his deeply held view, but he was warned that passing the Civil Rights Act would mean the end of his presidency. With Lyndon Johnson on his side, they waited until the vote in 1957 but still faced the problem of enforcing the law. The third section documents the events in Little Rock as African American high school students tried to enter an all-white school and were turned back by the Arkansas National Guard. Eisenhower's decision to send troops to enforce the new federal legislation was a ground-breaking precedent in the Civil Rights battleground
The Sputnik challenge( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the launch of Sputnik was a surprise to many, Eisenhower downplayed its significance. Emphasis was on the development on the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Meanwhile U-2 spy planes indicated that Soviet nuclear ability came nowhere near U.S. abilities. By 1958 when the U.S. finally launched a successful satellite, the situation in the Middle East had heated up and U.S. troops were sent to Lebanon to stabilize the situation. The Berlin Crisis was countered by the international decision to maintain the status quo of a free West Berlin. Nevertheless, with the death of John Foster Dulles and Eisenhower's ill health, there was a perception that the U.S. was losing ground in the Cold War
Goodbye to isolationism( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the war, Communism spreads its influence throughout the world while the international community seems unable to offer viable solutions. Soviets occupying Iran after the war refuse to leave; Communists rebels fight the British in Greece; colonies are in revolt. In response to the Soviet decision not to return German land they acquired in the war, a policy of "containment" sends more troops to Europe. Ike pushes for unification of the armed forces; Truman established the Department of Defense. As the Soviets advance into Czechoslovakia, and other European countries considered Communism, the U.S. recognizes that starvation in Europe is a matter of U.S. national security. There are suspicions at home that Communists have infiltrated the government, and the McCarthy trials begin. Meanwhile Eisenhower is being pressured to enter politics. When Truman is re-elected, the U.S. response to the Berlin Crisis is to airlift food and supplies to the besieged city. The Marshall Plan is also actively providing aid to starving Western Europeans. Rebuilding an industrial society in Europe seems necessary to contain a Soviet Union determined to acquire more territory in Europe and Asia. President Truman calls Eisenhower from his post at Columbia University to preside over the joint chiefs of staff. Meanwhile, Truman is determined to reduce the defense budget and depend on the atomic bomb as a major line of defense. NATO is formed to counter the Soviet threat in Europe. When the Soviets acquire the atomic bomb, the arms race begins in earnest
A costly Cold War( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Ike gave preference to the development of the ICBM, the country's space program was in civilian hands, civilians who were developing space exploration and reconnaissance abilities. The launch of Sputnik, followed by the unsuccessful launch of the Vanguard rocket, alarmed the public. Eisenhower, however, was convinced that U.S. security was guaranteed by an orderly development of weapon and defense systems. At the end of 1959, with the US budget in the red, he remained committed to making the country fiscally strong, rather than committing more funds to space exploration and the arms race. In 1960, with a balanced budget, Eisenhower knew that U.S. security had been guaranteed. In spite of this, Kennedy was elected President, based on promises that America would reign supreme in the space race
The cross-channel invasion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1944, Eisenhower is appointed Supreme Commander of the force that will invade Hitler's Europe. As a general, diplomat, and administrator, he is challenged to create a united fighting force from disparate units and political persuasions. As D-Day nears, Ike is visible in everywhere, keeping morale high for the enormous task at hand. Timing of the invasion is a crucial consideration; Ike decides to go in spite of uncertain weather conditions. The invasion is detailed from beachheads in Normandy through Monty's slow pace in the approach to Caen; the slow progress of General Patton's tanks in Northern France, until the final routing of German troops and the liberation of Paris
A new direction( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953 the fighting in Korea was over but American and Soviet arsenals were growing rapidly. Communist ideologies were gaining support in Eastern Europe, especially in Italy. This and the Iranian crisis were only some of the problems addressed by Ike's man in Europe, John Foster Dulles. With the CIA's help, the Shah was returned to power in Iran. The possibility of a coalition in Europe was hampered by France's war in Indochina, a war that the U.S. supported under the mutual defense program. The supply of arms and armaments, however, was a far cry from intervention, which many in the U.S. government favored. When France pulled out of Vietnam, the U.S. moved in to strengthen the anti-Communist South Vietnamese regime. In West Germany, Konrad Adenauer was instrumental in NATO's approval of German rearmament to counter Soviet East Germany. In Berlin, the East Germans' revolt against their Communist oppressors was soon put down and the Soviets demonstrated their military might by testing their first hydrogen bomb. In response, Ike reported that the U.S. arsenal far outnumbered any stockpile in the world. At the same time, he pressed for peace by describing the horrors that would result from a nuclear war
The war's end( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first episode follows the conflict between Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery for control of the ground forces in Europe. It details the military disasters at Antwerp and Arnheim as the British insisted on destroying the German army along a broad front. Inadequate supply lines threatened to undermine the whole offensive. This was one of the major reasons why Hitler's forces were initially successful in the Battle of the Bulge, a conflict that laid bare the conflict between British and American military leadership. With the prospect of two more years of war, Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill met at Yalta on February 4th, 1945 to seal the fate of Germany and post-war Russia. In the final push, Americans crossed the Rhine at Achen, but stopped at the Elbe River rather than advancing to Berlin. Stalin accused the Americans of collusion with the British and the Germans, as Russian troops eventually leveled Berlin without Allied support. When Roosevelt died with the war in the Pacific still raging, the Allies determined that the atomic bomb made Russian support in the Pacific unnecessary. The Potsdam Conference delivered an ultimatum to Japan: surrender or face utter destruction. With the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered
The price of isolationism( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty part series presents the life and times of General Dwight David Eisenhower from the days just before the start of WWII to the end of his Presidency in 1961
President vs. senator( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ike's quiet campaign against McCarthy is set in the context of an international, rather than an American effort, to control the spread of Communism. When the senator ultimately accuses members of the state department and then, generals, as traitors, the stage is set for his undoing. In the end the President invokes executive privilege to hide his covert actions to undermine McCarthy and his lies. This episode documents the fall the McCarthy
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