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Blumer, Ronald H.

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Most widely held works by Ronald H Blumer
Liberty! : the American Revolution by Thomas Fleming( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of the American Revolution. Chronicles events leading up to the war, the revolution, and the writing of the Constitution. Features dramatic readings from letters and diaries of the period, comments by historians, and live-action recreations
Benjamin Franklin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Franklin's epic life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, founding father, and America's first diplomat to France
The Crash of 1929( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 29, 1929 - Black Monday - large and small investors alike lost corporate and personal fortunes when the stock market crashed. This program examines the reasons behind the crash and whether the crash was predictable
American photography : a century of images by Ronald H Blumer( Visual )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the whole range of photography in the United States in the 20th century, including artistic photography, photojournalism and home photography. Describes how the technology of photography has developed. Traces the increasing influence of photography on Americans' lives as photographs are used for documenting historical events, advertising, war propaganda, and works of art, as well as for recording private lives
Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor, and arrogance. His life and career were marked by power, scandal, and tragedy
Dancing by Rhoda Grauer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and celebrates dance from around the world, from traditional dance to classical ballet
World War II: The Propaganda Battle( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers interviews two chief participants in the propaganda conflict-Fritz Hippler and Frank Capra
Sacred stage : the Mariinsky Theater( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mariinsky Theater (also known as the Kirov) of St. Petersburg has somehow maintained its artistic excellence through war, revolution and the collapse of Communism. Here the story of the theater's survival is told along with performance clips
The Empire of Reason( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Docudrama recreating the ratification debates on the U.S. Constitution as if they were being covered by today's television news. Highlights the New York convention in July, 1788
The Reel World of News( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at newsreels, a unique 20th century institution. For over 50 years newsreels informed and entertained whole generations until their demise in the mid-1960's with the advance of televised nightly newscasts
The times that try men's souls ; Oh fatal ambition!( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 3. Days after the Declaration of Independence was signed an immense British force dropped anchor in New York harbor, pitting the largest professional army in the world against George Washington's army of untrained volunteers. Washington wanted to conduct the war in proper 18th cent. style, but after an early string of defeats he realized he had to avoid fighting at all costs and keep his army on the run. On Dec. 26, 1776, Washington led his army across the Delaware River, surprising a garrison of Hessian soldiers at Trenton
The reluctant revolutionaries ; Blows must decide( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1. In 1763 American colonists were happily British, and proud to be subjects of King George. With the end of the French and Indian war, America became a land of opportunity, and the future founding fathers were poised to take advantage of it. Then the British imposed a seemingly routine tax--the Stamp Act. It created a firestorm throughout the colonies as Americans saw their liberties and power threatened. Benjamin Franklin found himself in the center of controversy as relations between England and America unravelled--Container
American photography : a century of images( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of the photographic image remains undiminished in the latter part of the 20th century, even though it faces new challenges from television, technology, motion pictures, and elsewhere. Photography Transformed examines surveillance photography and the Cuban Missile crisis, searing images from the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights violence-while highlighting the transformation to the new era of image-driven celebrity, presidential "image politics," and the challenge to achieve photographic truth when computers have the ability to alter photography without detection. The film presents a message that is very clear: despite new technologies, still images-whether captured on film or as electrons-will endure
The world turned upside down ; Are we to be a nation? by Joan Henson( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 5. How do Americans, fighting in the name of liberty, justify the institution of slavery? The British hoped to exploit the contradictions posed by slavery and enlist the support of loyalists in the South, but they failed. The convergence of Washington's army and the French fleet at Yorktown trapped a weary British army led by Lord Cornwallis. Two years later, the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending eight years of fighting
The image makers by Ursula Kolbe( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of public relations in changing public images. Recognizes Ivy Lee and Edward Bernays as the first people to use mass communications to influence public opinion and create the profession of public relations
The new medicine by Ronald H Blumer( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion book to the documentary The New Medicine, featuring in depth interviews with the participants of this program -- world experts in their fields. They present the hard scientific evidence behind the fact that our mental state has a direct influence on our physical health. Together they make a compelling case that physicians must treat the whole person with an illness, not just the illness alone in order to promote true healing. Many are practitioners of Integrative Medicine and make the convincing case that listening to a patient's concerns and building rapport is essential for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan
"Marshall, Texas."( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers shares his personal history of his hometown of Marshall, Texas and explores the gradual effects of social change on small-town America. He recalls how the highly structured, close-knit quality of Marshall, TX, concealed the problem of racial segregation. Moyers interviews former town resident James Farmer, founder of the Congress of Racial Equality, and looks at the impact of the civil rights movement on this small town
Liberty! : the American Revolution( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with historians and dramatic reenactments of eyewitness accounts, this documentary series chronicles the pivotal events that took place between 1763 and 1789 as the United States came into being. In 1763, America's capital city is London, Benjamin Franklin is considering retirement in England and no one connects Boston Harbor to tea parties. But British efforts to enforce the Stamp Act in 1765 bring protests in America, and attempts to impose sanctions on the colonies are met with increasing resistance. Dumping tea in Boston Harbor is the final straw. The British send troops to Massachusetts to quell the storm and install a military governor in the Spring of 1774. John Adams is called from Massachusetts to Philadelphia to become part of the first Continental Congress which included representatives from the thirteen colonies including George Washington, John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Are we to be a nation?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newly independent United States struggle with bankruptcy and individual states act like sovereign nations. A Constitutional Convention was convened in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, but wrote a revolutionary constitution instead. The ratification process defined what sort of nation the U.S. was to be
Liberty! : the American Revolution( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second episode, most Americans cannot imagine a complete break from Britain, even after shots are fired at Lexington. Powerful words push matters "over the edge" in 1776. A pamphlet, "Common Sense," and the Declaration of Independence argue that it is the natural right of men to govern themselves. For Americans, there is no looking back. George Washington's army is created. There will be war with England
 
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