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Annenberg Learner (Firm)

Overview
Works: 673 works in 715 publications in 1 language and 84,495 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  History  Biography 
Roles: Publisher, fds
Classifications: E169,
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Most widely held works by Annenberg Learner (Firm)
The Twenties( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roaring Twenties take to the road in Henry Ford's landscape-altering invention, the Model T. Ford's moving assembly line, the emergence of a consumer culture, and the culmination of forces let loose by these entities in Los Angeles are all explored by Professor Miller
The Rise of Capitalism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual enterprise merges with technological innovation to launch the Commercial Revolution, the seedbed of American industry. The program features the ideas of Adam Smith, the efforts of entrepreneurs in New England and Chicago, the Lowell Mills Experiment, and the engineering feats involved in Chicago's early transformation from marsh to metropolis
The Sixties( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era
English Settlement( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the American character begins to take shape in the early seventeenth century, English settlements develop in New England and Virginia. Their personalities are dramatically different. Professor Miller explores the origins of values, cultures, and economies that have collided in the North and South throughout the American story
Slavery and Freedom( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreachable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketching a portrait of the lives of slave and master
Reconstruction( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War's aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfulfilled
FDR and the Depression( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Brinkley continues his story of twentieth century presidents with a profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Brinkley paints a picture of America during the Depression and chronicles some of Roosevelt's programmatic and personal efforts to help the country through its worst economic crisis. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is at FDR's side and, in many respects, ahead of him as the decade unfolds
A Vital Progressivism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Martin offers a fresh perspective on Progressivism, arguing that its spirit can be best seen in the daily struggles of ordinary people. In a discussion with Professors Scharff and Miller, the struggles of Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans are placed in the context of the traditional white Progressive movement
The Coming of the Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simmering regional differences ignite an all-out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from "Bloody Kansas" to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between North and South to the point of civil war
Capital and Labor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of money pits laborers against the forces of capital as the twentieth century opens. Professor Miller introduces the miner as the quintessential laborer of the period, working under grinding conditions, organizing into unions, and making a stand against the reigning money man of the day, J. Pierpont Morgan
The Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle, and the war
The Reform Impulse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Industrial Revolution has its dark side, and the tumultuous events of the period touch off intense and often thrilling reform movements. Professor Masur presents the ideas and characters behind the Great Awakening, the abolitionist movement, the women's movement, and a powerful wave of religious fervor
A New System of Government( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union and the program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826
Industrial Supremacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steel and stockyards are featured in this program as the mighty engine of industrialism thunders forward at the end of the nineteenth century. Professor Miller continues the story of the American Industrial Revolution in New York and Chicago, looking at the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Gustavus Swift, and the countless workers in the packinghouse and on the factory floor
The New City( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Miller explores the tension between the messy vitality of cities that grow on their own and those where orderly growth is planned. Chicago-with Hull House, the World's Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper, the department store, and unfettered capitalism-is the place to watch a new world in the making at the turn of the century
The Fifties( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II is fought to its bitter end in the Pacific and the world lives with the legacy of its final moment: the atomic bomb. Professor Miller continues the story as veterans return from the war and create new lives for themselves in the '50s. The GI Bill, Levittown, civil rights, the Cold War, and rock 'n' roll are discussed
Contemporary History( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period, and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events
America at Its Centennial( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As America celebrates its centennial, 5 million people descend on Philadelphia to celebrate America's technological achievements, but some of the early principles of the Republic remain unrealized. Professor Miller and his team of historians examine where America is in 1876 and discuss the question of race
Westward Expansion( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the size of the United States doubles with the Louisiana Purchase. The Appalachians are no longer the barrier to American migration west; the Mississippi River becomes the country's central artery; and Jefferson's vision of an Empire of Liberty begins to take shape. American historian Stephen Ambrose joins Professors Maier and Miller in examining the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase, for the North, the South, and the history of the country
Growth and Empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Franklin and Franklin's Philadelphia take center stage in this program. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Professor Miller brings the American story to 1763 with the Peace of Paris and English dominance in America
 
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