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Ives, Stephen

Works: 134 works in 380 publications in 1 language and 16,318 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, Performer
Classifications: F591, 791.4372
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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 2,368 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 )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the history and promise of one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. The film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of Congress
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,398 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 698 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
Panama Canal ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 557 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 )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 545 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
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 533 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
Reporting America at war a film ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond
American experience ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 506 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 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
Las Vegas : an unconventional history by Michelle Ferrari ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American experience ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 387 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 370 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 358 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 305 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
The speck of the future by Stephen Ives ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold
The people by Stephen Ives ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the European settlers, 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 )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 294 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 291 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 that 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 a young writer named Sam Clemens would find adventure in Nevada's silver camps. And as the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heroes 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 grandest enterprise under God by Stephen Ives ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores the building of the Pacific railroad. Stretching from Omaha to Sacramento, this incredible feat of engineering and hubris utterly transformed the lands it connected -- previously remote prairies, suddenly there for the taking, attracted peasant farmers who began to plant wheat; cattle ranchers transported their vast herds to markets in the east; swaggering buffalo hunters pillaged native lands; Abilene, Wichita, and Dodge became boom towns. Furthermore, thanks to the increased pace of commerce and the easy accessibility between coasts, the United States became a real contender for world power. Specific topics in this volume include: the politics of funding and commissioning the railroad project, the recruitment of Chinese labor and the appalling death toll, Charles Goodnight and the birth of the cattle-driving industry, the national celebration at the driving in of the final stake, Emmeline Wells and the winning of women's suffrage in Utah, the loneliness and determination of foreign immigrants, and of course, cowboys. The documentary features firsthand accounts such as diaries and letters, as well as interviews with historians and cultural experts, and stunning cinematography of the still-untamed West."--Sarah Welsh, Rovi
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