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Ives, Stephen

Overview
Works: 140 works in 393 publications in 1 language and 16,306 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Genealogy  Case studies  Interviews  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Production personnel, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer
Classifications: F591, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Ives
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )
46 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
The Congress ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this elegant, penetrating and moving portrait of the United States Congress, filmmaker Ken Burns profiles an American institution whose ideals and actions affect us all. Narrated by David McCullough, the program employs historic film footage and interviews with insiders" including David Broker, Alistair Cooke and Cokie Roberts to detail the personalities, events and issues that have animated Congress' first 200 years."--Publisher's website
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faces of America introduces a wide range of cultural figures--representing a vast range of cultural and ethnic roots--to their ancestors and their stories, from the old country through the journey to America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of authors, actors, musicians, athletes, educators, intellectuals and discovers stories and figures that had been forgotten or lost through the generations. Through original documents and photos, the program explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Along the way, Gates offers up a rich pageant of immigrant stories and reminds viewers that, if you trace the lineage of almost any American family back far enough, you will find an immigrant story
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Episode 2]. It's a free country: "Ask Americans what the Constitution's most important feature is, and most will say it's the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Peter explores the history of the Bill of Rights, and also takes on several stories ripped from the headlines, involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and right to privacy."--PBS website
Panama Canal ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
Custer's last stand ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history. Part of the Wild West collection
American experience ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
New Orleans ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
Reporting America at war a film ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond
1964 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammed Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time
Las Vegas : an unconventional history by Michelle Ferrari( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las Vegas ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
Grand Coulee Dam ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the construction of the Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world when it was completed in 1941, discussing both its positive and negative effects, and focusing on its impact upon the lives and culture of Native Americans
Kit Carson ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This film draws upon rich archival materials, original recreations, and interviews with authors and historians to bring the legendary trapper, scout, and soldier to vivid life, and provide a lens on a pivotal but little-understood era in American history"--Container
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West but hopeful Americans moved onward toward "Manifest Destiny", as they determined to make the West their own. Mountain men, such as Joe Meek, found more adventure than profit as they searched for furs. Missionaries such as Narcissa Whitman travelled West along with others who tried their luck on the Oregon Trail while in Mexican Texas, Sam Houston carved out his own independent republic
One sky above us by Stephen Ives( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 278 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 of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of of something unquestionably American
Death runs riot by Stephen Ives( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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
Ghost dance by Stephen Ives( Visual )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the late 1880s, Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Defeated militarily, Native Americans throughout the region flocked to the call of a Paiute mystic, who offered the hope that the lost world of the buffalo could be brought back by a Ghost Dance. But its promises would be trampled at Wounded Knee. In place of the great Native American cultures that 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
Fight no more forever by Stephen Ives( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 250 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
 
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