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Strain, Tracy Heather

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Most widely held works by Tracy Heather Strain
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert
Silicon Valley( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future, launching the world into the Information Age
Building the Alaska Highway( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1942, thousands of American soldiers began one of the biggest and most difficult construction projects ever undertaken. This program tells how they battled to push a 1,520-mile road across one of the world's harshest landscapes
I'll make me a world( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'll make me a world profiles Afro-American musicians, artists and authors throughout twentieth century America
American experience Silicon Valley by Randall MacLowry( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today. The collection includes a number of great episodes from the series, including American Experience Silicon Valley. In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert Noyce, a physicist with a brilliant mind and the affability of a born salesman who would co-invent the microchip -- an essential component of nearly all modern electronics today, including computers, motor vehicles, cell phones and household appliances
American experience The Poisoner's Handbook( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today. The collection includes a number of great episodes from the series, including American Experience The Poisonor's Handbook. In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine in everyday products. The pace of industrial innovation increased, but the scientific knowledge to detect and prevent crimes committed with these materials lagged behind until 1918. New York City's first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris, and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science and set the standards for the rest of the country
The dream keepers : 1940-1965( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1940-1965 racial barriers were steadily being broken and a stunning series of African-American firsts in all fields helped with racial inequities. Some fields, however, still remained closed
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?
Bright like a sun : 1935-1954( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Depression and World War II challenged African-American artists to revise, adapt and expand their visions and dreams
Roots of health( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when health care dominates the news, there is a strong sense that good health is all about access to doctors, hospitals, medicine, and insurance. This thought-provoking and insightful documentary demonstrates otherwise. Using incisive case studies from around the world, it explores how people's health and well-being is primarily determined by where they live, their educational, social, and economic status, and the degree of control they have over their lives. The film illustrates that these are the true roots of health '" though generally overlooked in the contentious national debate over health care - and they can be improved dramatically for whole communities through social and political action. Roots of Health features three powerful stories filmed in London, England, Ahmedabad, India, and Oakland, California. Each story looks at the socio-economic conditions that contribute to illness, and how people can take charge of their own lives and health
The story we tell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
I'll make me a world( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'll make me a world profiles Afro-American musicians, artists and authors throughout twentieth century America
Thinking big : Building small( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video studies the building of New York City's Citibank building and the problems involved with constructing it. The second part of the video provides activities for children ages 8-13 to improve their understanding of the construction of bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels
Adrift( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Curran journeys into his past in Alaska and Cape Cod to trace how he and his siblings have tried to live up to their late father's expectations. Through this meditative portrait of loss in an Irish American family, Curran directly addresses his personal battles with fear, risk, success, and failure, and how the death of his father affected him, his family, and his career to the point of dysfunction
The story we tell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
Race : the power of an illusion( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1 explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode 2 questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode 3 focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
American experience collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today. The collection includes a number of great episodes from the series, including: American Experience Silicon Valley: In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert Noyce, a physicist with a brilliant mind and the affability of a born salesman who would co-invent the microchip -- an essential component of nearly all modern electronics today, including computers, motor vehicles, cell phones and household appliances. American Experience The Poisonor's Handbook: In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine in everyday products. The pace of industrial innovation increased, but the scientific knowledge to detect and prevent crimes committed with these materials lagged behind until 1918. New York City's first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris, and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science and set the standards for the rest of the country. American Experience The Amish - Shunned: what is it like to be cut off from your faith and your family? The Amish: Shunned follows seven people who have chosen to leave their closed and tightly-knit communities for the outside world, knowing they can never return. Each has paid deeply for their decision. Estranged from loved ones, these former Amish find themselves struggling to make their way in modern America. American experience the rise and fall of Penn Station: In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Penn Station covered nearly eight acres, extended two city blocks, and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world. But just 53 years after the station's opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed. American Experience 1964: 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater's conservative revolution took over the Republican Party. In myriad ways, 1964 was the year when Americans faced choices: between the liberalism of Lyndon Johnson or Barry Goldwater's grassroots conservatism, between support or opposition to the civil rights movement, between an embrace of the emerging counterculture or a defense of traditional values
Race : the power of an illusion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Silicon Valley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists and engineers who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. The film spotlights the creativity of the young men who founded Fairchild Semiconductor, in particular the brilliant, charismatic young physicist Robert Noyce. Their radical innovations would include the integrated circuit that helped make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, transforming the way the world works, plays and communicates, making possible everything from the Apollo program to smart phones, from pacemakers to microwaves
 
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