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Abramson, Jody

Overview
Works: 40 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 4,332 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Sources 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F591, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jody Abramson
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
The People ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the European settlers, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West
The grandest enterprise under God ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
See how the transcontinental railroad was built, and then how it opened up the West to European settlers and brought on the extermination of the buffalo and the defeat of Southern Plains Indian tribes. Witness the transformation through first-person accounts from Native Americans, European immigrants, Chinese laborers, buffalo hunters, homesteaders from the eastern U.S., and cowboys on the dusty trails leading from Texas
One sky above us ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Angeles steals its water supply, millions of Mexicans migrate north, and Hollywood begins to shape the West and the nation's image of it. At the end of the 19th century, America celebrated the "closing" of the West, but differing historical accounts help us learn how the West's story never ends, and how it continues to influence American life today
Empire upon the trails ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own
The speck of the future ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through firsthand accounts, relive the rush for gold and other opportunities in the West and witness the effect of westward migrations on Native Americans. While exploring the adventures of the '49ers on the overland trails and witness the prosperity of the gold rush towns like San Francisco, also learn about broken treaties with the Plains Indians and the slaughter of Native American tribes in California
Death runs riot ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West
Ghost dance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discover how mining and industrial expansion changed the West forever, while land rushes and assimilation efforts prolonged the tragedy for Native Americans. Through primary resource materials, explore the West's promise of a better life and learn about a religious movement called the Ghost Dance that swept through dispirited Indian reservations and culminated in the tragedy at Wounded Knee
Fight no more forever ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history
The geography of hope ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic
The people by Stephen Ives( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the European settlers, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West
The West ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episodes 8 and 9 : "As settlers race to claim tribal lands, Native Americans take up the Ghost Dance, trusting in its power to restore a lost way of life until their hopes are crushed at Wounded Knee. The new century marks a new era in the West, an age of aqueducts and smelters. But the West remains what it has always been, a world waiting for a dream."--Www.pbs.org
The West ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 3 : "The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West, as 49ers from Asia, South America and the eastern states scramble for 'a share of the rocks, ' littering the hills with mining towns and creating the West's first metropolis. But in the push to strike it rich, many are violently pushed aside."--Www.pbs.org
The West ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 4 : "Civil war comes early to the West. In 'Bleeding Kansas, ' abolitionists battle for free soil. In Utah, federal troops march against Mormon polygamy. And along the Rio Grande, oppressed Mexican Americans rebel. The war between North and South unleashes brute savagery in the West, and leaves behind an army prepared for total war against the native peoples of the plains."--Www.pbs.org
The West ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 6 : "The federal government tightens its grip on the West, but three bold spirits remain defiant -- Sitting Bull, who prophesies his people's greatest victory but cannot prevent their ultimate defeat; Brigham Young, who must sacrifice a spiritual son to save his church; and Chief Joseph, who triumphs in defeat as an indomitable voice of conscience for the West."--Www.pbs.org
The West ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The West begins as the whole world to the people who live there. It becomes a New World when Europeans arrive, a world shaken by incompatible visions. And almost three centuries later, when Lewis and Clark venture west to find a Northwest Passage, this world becomes the testing-ground for a young nation's continent-spanning dream."--Www.pbs.org
One sky above us by Stephen Ives( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of of something unquestionably American
Fight no more forever by Stephen Ives( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. On a hot summer day at the Little Bighorn, they would defeat another warrior equally sure of his own invincibility: George Armstrong Custoer. But Custer's "Last Stand" would become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people
The geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Homesteaders proudly built homes of prairie sod, then battled drought and hard times to keep them
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West but hopeful Americans moved onward toward "Manifest Destiny", as they determined to make the West their own. Mountain men, such as Joe Meek, found more adventure than profit as they searched for furs. Missionaries such as Narcissa Whitman travelled West along with others who tried their luck on the Oregon Trail while in Mexican Texas, Sam Houston carved out his own independent republic
 
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