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Ansel Adams : a documentary film( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few American artists have reached a wider audience or enjoyed more widespread popularity in their own lifetime than Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams had a profound impact on how Americans see the majesty or their continent and helped transform how people think and feel about the meaning of the natural world. A visionary photographer, a pioneer in photographic technique and a crusader for the environment, this portrait of Adams portrays the great artist and ardent environmentalist
New York : a Documentary Film by Ric Burns( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world
Andy Warhol : a documentary film by Ric Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Andy Warhol, the most famous and controversial artist of the second half of the twentieth century. Explores the complete spectrum of Warhol's artistic output, from the late 1940s to his death in 1987
Death and the Civil War( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War
The Donner Party by Ric Burns( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the tale of the pioneer group that set out for California in the spring of 1846 and ended in disaster in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains the following winter
Eugene O'Neill : a documentary film( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene O'Neill was one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Through his experimental and emotionally probing dramas, he addressed the difficulties of human society with a deep psychological complexity
The pilgrims( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorated each year at Thanksgiving, no chapter in American history has been more clouded in myth, legend and venerable cliche than the story of the Pilgrims
Into the deep : America, whaling & the world( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War
The way West : how the West was lost and won( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the final decades of the American frontier from the time of the Gold Rush until after the last gasp of the Indian wars at Wounded Knee
Debt of honor : disabled veterans in American history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving tribute to the history of disabled veterans, An unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, featuring interviews with some of the country's most prominent disabled veterans
American Ballet Theatre : a history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ric Burns presents this rich, 75-year history of one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world. With unprecedented access to the company, witness dramatic live performances, grueling rehearsals, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and more
Afternoon of a faun : Tanaquil Le Clercq( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of both George Balanchine (who married her), and Jerome Robbins who created his famous choreographic work, Afternoon of a Faun, for her
The way west( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the western movement and the philosophy of manifest destiny -- how the American west was lost and won from the time of the gold rush until after the last Indian wars at Wounded Knee. The first program presents the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people, through the Civil War period; the second examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to reveal the conflict between white invaders and Native Americans up to the completion of the transcontinental railroad; the third follows the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn; and the last program chronicles the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee
New York : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center
VA : the human cost of war by Steeplechase Films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film takes a broad look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, examining the organization's history, leadership, structure, funding and relationship to veterans. The film chronicles, in depth and often in wrenching detail, the workings of this crucial but at times beleaguered American institution
The Chinese Exclusion Act( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years
New York. a documentary film( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of New York from 1946 to 2003
New York, 1898-1918 : the power and the people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, filmmaker Ric Burns follows the city into the 20th century in the wake of an extraordinary wave of immigration and the birth of the skyscraper. As New York spilled into the new century, the extraordinary interplay of capitalism, democracy and transformation surged to a climax. During a single generation, over 10 million immigrants arrived in New York. The city itself became an even more dramatic lure with the construction of the first subways and skyscrapers. And arising from the plight of New York's most exploited citizens came landmark legislation that would eventually transform the lives of all Americans
New York 1825-1865 : order and disorder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of New York: A Documentary Film details New York's enormous growth as a booming commercial center and multi-ethnic port, and the mounting tensions that set the stage for the nation's bloodiest riot. Filmmaker Ric Burns examines how New York City swelled into the nation's greatest industrial metropolis as a massive wave of German and Irish immigration turned the city into one of the world's most complex urban environments, bringing with it a host of new social problems. The program reveals how the city's artists, innovators and leaders, from poet Walt Whitman to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (the designers of Central Park) grappled with the city's growing conflicts--which culminated in the catastrophic Civil War Draft Riots of 1863. Part of the series New York: A Documentary Film. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (120 minutes) A streaming videorecording
New York, 1609-1825 : the country and the city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of New York: A Documentary Film begins by identifying the key themes that shaped New York's history: commerce and capitalism, diversity and democracy, transformation and creativity. Filmmaker Ric Burns charts the development of the city founded by the Dutch as a purely commercial enterprise, first as New Amsterdam, a freewheeling enclave of trade and opportunity; then as the British colony of New York, bestowed as a birthday gift upon the Duke of York by his brother, King Charles, and fueled by slavery; soon after as a strategically pivotal locale in the American Revolution; and ultimately as the city of New York: the nation's first capital and the place destined to define urban life in America--and American ideals. Part of the series New York: A Documentary Film. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (120 minutes) A streaming videorecording
 
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