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Ives, Stephen

Works: 140 works in 401 publications in 1 language and 16,905 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biography  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Genealogy  Case studies  Television adaptations 
Roles: Director, Producer, Production personnel, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Artist
Classifications: F591, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 2,386 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 )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and promise 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 1,359 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 708 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 )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart
Panama Canal( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 586 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 571 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
New Orleans( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 529 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 presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time - Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan - and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 509 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
Grand Coulee Dam( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 428 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
Las Vegas : an unconventional history by Michelle Ferrari( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporting America at war a film( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond
Kit Carson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 366 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
Las Vegas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 364 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
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans head west along many pathways -- following the fur trade into the mountains, fighting for self-determination in Texas, seeking religious freedom in Utah or a better life along the Oregon Trail. But whatever direction they travel, they move closer with every step to a "Manifest Destiny" that will make the West their own."
Fight no more forever by Stephen Ives( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 295 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
The speck of the future by Stephen Ives( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West, as 49ers from Asia, South America and the eastern states scramble for 'a share of the rocks, ' littering the hills with mining towns and creating the West's first metropolis. But in the push to strike it rich, many are violently pushed aside."--Http://
The people by Stephen Ives( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The West begins as the whole world to the people who live there. It becomes a New World when Europeans arrive, a world shaken by incompatible visions. And almost three centuries later, when Lewis and Clark venture west to find a Northwest Passage, this world becomes the testing-ground for a young nation's continent-spanning dream."
One sky above us by Stephen Ives( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As settlers race to claim tribal lands, Native Americans take up the Ghost Dance, trusting in its power to restore a lost way of life until their hopes are crushed at Wounded Knee. The new century marks a new era in the West, an age of aqueducts and smelters. But the West remains what it has always been, a world waiting for a dream."
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American experience
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The CongressNew OrleansAmerican experienceLas Vegas : an unconventional historyEmpire upon the trailsFight no more foreverThe speck of the futureThe peopleOne sky above us