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Abramson, Jody

Overview
Works: 22 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 4,107 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Historical television programs  Educational television programs  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F591, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jody Abramson
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
The geography of hope( Visual )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,572 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
The people by Stephen Ives( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 110 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
One sky above us by Stephen Ives( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Fight no more forever by Stephen Ives( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 30 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 campaigns in American history
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 29 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 geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A bookish ethnologist named Frank Hamilton Cushing went west to study the Zuñi, ended up joining the tribe, taking an enemy scalp and becoming a war chief
Ghost dance by Stephen Ives( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and build bustling towns overnight on land that, not that long ago, has belonged only to Indians
The grandest enterprise under God by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Civil War Americans embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances. Railroads soon transformed the West, bringing European farmers, while cowpokes such as Teddy Blue Abbott would ride dusty cattle trails to deliver herds to railheads such as Dodge and Abilene, while buffalo hunters such as Frank Mayer would drive a magnificent animal to near extinction
The speck of the future by Stephen Ives( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1848, James Marshall discovered gold in California's American River. During the next year alone more than 50,000 fortune-seekers would swarm into the Sierra Nevada seeking riches. Wild mining camps with names such as Whiskey Diggings, Grizzly Flat and You Bet would spring up, and disappear, with each new strike. And a once-sleepy village on a magnificent bay would change overnight into the thriving, international city of San Francisco, where a shrewd Mormon shopkeeper would become the gold rush's first millionaire. It was a rambunctious, singularly American time, and it would change the West forever
Death runs riot by Stephen Ives( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west, they brought with them the nation's oldest most divisive issue--slavery--and the rough frontier would supply the sparks the would ignite the Civil War. Indians would be dragged into "the white man's war," while the besieged Mormons would commit the worst massacre of innocent pioneers in American history. And as the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heros such as George Armstrong Custer and William Tecumseh Sherman would use the tactics which had defeated the South against the Native Americans of the West
The West, v1( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning from the first European advance into the wilderness to the dawn of the 20th century, this series portrays the profound, often devastating impact the onrushing white settlers, adventurers and exploiters had on Native Americans and the land
Fight no more forever ; The geography of hope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 6. Focuses on the resistance by Indians and Mormons to U.S. westward movement in the 1870s. Includes the stories of Sittng Bull & the battle of the Little Bighorn, Brigham Young, and Chief Joseph & the Nez Perce. Episode 7. Native Americans find themselves confined to reservations, while the open West lures landless Europeans and newly freed slaves to settle and put the land to new uses
Ghost dance ; One sky above us( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Examines the Native American mystical movement called Ghost dance, begun by a Paiute and to which Plains Indians resorted upon their military defeat. It lead to the massacre at Wounded Knee. Episode 9. While many considered the West "closed" as the turn of the century neared, new problems arose with the management of settled lands, with Native Americans struggling to maintain traditional lives or to follow the white man's ways, with water management, the growth of cities, and more
JFK in his own words( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This Emmy Award-winning documentary features original audio tapes and unique film footage from the 1950s and 1960s including Kennedy family home movies - images that capture an era and will captivate forever. From young Congressman to President, from eminent bachelor to courtship and marriage, from post-war to Cold War, from Hyannis Port to Dallas; an intimate portrait and a firsthand glimpse of the life and times of John F. Kennedy is presented
Contemporary life vs. the Constitution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Constitution of 1787 is tested against the issues of 1987. Bill Moyers focuses on issues that have arisen as a result of changes in technology, and questions concerning how these changes effect rights established by the Constitution. Covers mandatory drug testing in the workplace, computer technology's threat to personal privacy, and the impact of weapons technology on the war powers clause
Empire upon the trails ; The speck of the future( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Episode 2. Examines the first European settlers who moved into the untamed West including mountain men, missionaries, empire builders and those looking for land to settle. Episode 3. Focuses on how the California gold rush changed the nature of westward expansion and accelerated the settlement of California
The West. Ghost dance ; One sky above us( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
The West. Fight no more forever ; The geography of hope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
The West. Death runs riot ; The grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
 
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The West
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The geography of hopeThe peopleOne sky above usFight no more foreverEmpire upon the trailsThe geography of hopeThe grandest enterprise under GodThe speck of the future