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Abramson, Jody

Overview
Works: 56 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 4,139 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F591, 978.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jody Abramson
The people by Stephen Ives( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the Europeans, such as Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado, 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 geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans efectively 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
One sky above us( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 134 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
The grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 133 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
Empire upon the trails( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 130 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
Ghost dance( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 128 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
The speck of the future( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold
Death runs riot( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 127 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
Fight no more forever( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 126 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 West( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 67 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
Fight no more forever by Stephen Ives( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 63 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 West( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 62 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 60 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 58 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 )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 52 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 51 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 our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American
Ghost dance by Stephen Ives( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the late 1880s, the Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Mining towns such as Butte, Montana were now full-fledged industrial cities. Defeated militarily, Native Americans throughout the region now flocked to the call of a Paiute mystic, who offered the illusionary hope that the lost world of the buffalo could be brought back by a Ghost Dance. But its promises would be trampled in the snow and blood of Wounded Knee. In place of the great Native American cultures which once dominated the Plains was a new culture, epitomized by the Oklahoma Land Rush, in which 100,000 eager settlers lined up for a mad dash to stake out a farm and a future
The West( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the definitive account of the hope, heartbreak and mythic adventure of Americas's move west through the unforgettable personal stories of those who lived it."--Box for each container
The West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many Americans who set out to change the West found that the West changed them instead. View the broad panorama of western experiences including those of homesteaders and farmers on the Great Plains, Chinese immigrants, Hispanic townspeople in California, Mormons in Utah, the great showman Buffalo Bill Cody, cowboys during the fall of the great ranching boom, African-American sharecroppers searching for a "Promised Land," and Native Americans on the reservations
 
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One sky above us
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The geography of hopeOne sky above usThe grandest enterprise under GodEmpire upon the trailsGhost danceThe speck of the futureDeath runs riotFight no more forever