The Resource A history of Jewish American achievement, produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer/director, Ron Meyer ; written by Ron Meyer, Mark Reeder, Jeanne Abrams

A history of Jewish American achievement, produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer/director, Ron Meyer ; written by Ron Meyer, Mark Reeder, Jeanne Abrams

Label
A history of Jewish American achievement
Title
A history of Jewish American achievement
Statement of responsibility
produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer/director, Ron Meyer ; written by Ron Meyer, Mark Reeder, Jeanne Abrams
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Relates the story of Jewish Americans from 1654 though the present day. Chronicles the achievements of American Jews in diverse fields including politics, law, medicine, science, the military, art, literature, music, film and television, social activism, business, economics, sports, and the Internet
Cataloging source
TOH
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
973/.04924
Language note
Closed-captioned. English soundtrack; optional Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Host, Mare Winningham ; narrator, Alphonse Keasley, Jane Simms Roche
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Meyer, Ronald C
  • Reeder, Mark
  • Abrams, Jeanne E.
  • Winningham, Mare
  • Keasley, Alphonse
  • Roche, Jane Simms
  • Centre Communications
  • Ambrose Video Publishing
Runtime
229
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
A history of Jewish American achievement, produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer/director, Ron Meyer ; written by Ron Meyer, Mark Reeder, Jeanne Abrams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features include: slide shows; printable graphics; teacher's guide (PDF); blackline master quizzes (PDF); gallery of images; timeline (PDF); maps (some features require computer with DVD-ROM drive)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • disc 1.
  • The Jewish settlers come to America.
  • 1654 : the first Jewish pioneers arrive in the New World ; 1714 : Luis Moses Gomez starts thriving fur trade ; 1778 : Jewish Americans aid the American Revolution ; 1819 : Rebecca Gratz founds the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society ; 1843 : B'nai B'rith is founded ; 1844 : David Levy Yulee is the first Jewish American U.S. senator
  • Jewish Americans spread out across the country.
  • 1860 : Uriah P. Levy becomes first Jewish American commodore in U.S. Navy ; 1873 : Levi Strauss patents blue jeans ; 1876 : From immigrants to settlers : Jewish Americans on the Western frontier ; 1886 : Samuel Gompers is elected first president of the American Federation of Labor ; 1903 : Oscar Straus is the first Jewish American appointed to a presidential cabinet
  • disc 2.
  • Jewish Americans succeed in all walks of American life.
  • 1903 : Emma Lazarus poem is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty ; 1907 : Albert A. Michelson is the first American to win the Nobel Prize in physics ; 1912 : Harry Houdini performs his greatest escape ; 1916 : Louis Brandeis is the first Jewish American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court ; 1919 : Jewish Americans found in Hollywood
  • A golden age for Jewish Americans.
  • 1925 : Florence Prag Kahn becomes the first Jewish American woman in Congress ; 1925 : Edna Ferber, first Jewish American to win Pulitzer Prize ; 1927 : Jolson and Gershwin bring jazz onto the American stage ; 1935 : The Marx Brothers release A night at the opera ; 1938 : Painter Max Weber founds Linear Expressionism
  • disc 3.
  • Jewish Americans and World War II.
  • 1939 : Albert Einstein pens letter to support atomic bomb research ; 1939 : Jewish refugees from Nazi German are turned away from American shores ; 1941-1945 : Jewish Americans fight with valor in WWII ; 1942 : physicist Robert Oppenheimer leads team to develop first atom bomb ; 1945 : Bess Myerson is crowned Miss America
  • The flowering of Jewish Americans.
  • 1946 : Aaron Copland debuts his Third symphony ; 1947 : David Sarnoff, the father of American TV ; 1948 : Brandeis University is founded ; 1948 : Arthur Miller pens Death of a salesman ; 1948-2010 : Jewish American authors expand literary genres ; 1953 : Jonas Salk develops polio vaccine ; 1954 : Admiral Hyman Rickover builds America's nuclear Navy
  • disc 4.
  • Jewish Americans enter mainstay American culture.
  • 1963 : Betty Friedan leads the Women's Movement ; 1965 : Bob Dylan shocks the Newport Folk Festival ; 1965 : Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz ; 1968 : Mike Wallace establishes investigative TV journalism ; 1970 : [Paul] Samuelson and [Milton] Friedman, Nobel prize winning economists
  • The new Jewish American identity.
  • 1970 : Judy Blume changes children's literature ; 1977 : Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg ; 1993 : Ruth Bader Ginsburg is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court ; 1996 : Sergey Brin starts Google ; 2003 : Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook ; 2009 : Jewish American doll debuted by American Girl, Inc
Control code
ocn535680552
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 229 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
739815004636
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)535680552
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A history of Jewish American achievement, produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer/director, Ron Meyer ; written by Ron Meyer, Mark Reeder, Jeanne Abrams
Publication
Note
Special features include: slide shows; printable graphics; teacher's guide (PDF); blackline master quizzes (PDF); gallery of images; timeline (PDF); maps (some features require computer with DVD-ROM drive)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • disc 1.
  • The Jewish settlers come to America.
  • 1654 : the first Jewish pioneers arrive in the New World ; 1714 : Luis Moses Gomez starts thriving fur trade ; 1778 : Jewish Americans aid the American Revolution ; 1819 : Rebecca Gratz founds the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society ; 1843 : B'nai B'rith is founded ; 1844 : David Levy Yulee is the first Jewish American U.S. senator
  • Jewish Americans spread out across the country.
  • 1860 : Uriah P. Levy becomes first Jewish American commodore in U.S. Navy ; 1873 : Levi Strauss patents blue jeans ; 1876 : From immigrants to settlers : Jewish Americans on the Western frontier ; 1886 : Samuel Gompers is elected first president of the American Federation of Labor ; 1903 : Oscar Straus is the first Jewish American appointed to a presidential cabinet
  • disc 2.
  • Jewish Americans succeed in all walks of American life.
  • 1903 : Emma Lazarus poem is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty ; 1907 : Albert A. Michelson is the first American to win the Nobel Prize in physics ; 1912 : Harry Houdini performs his greatest escape ; 1916 : Louis Brandeis is the first Jewish American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court ; 1919 : Jewish Americans found in Hollywood
  • A golden age for Jewish Americans.
  • 1925 : Florence Prag Kahn becomes the first Jewish American woman in Congress ; 1925 : Edna Ferber, first Jewish American to win Pulitzer Prize ; 1927 : Jolson and Gershwin bring jazz onto the American stage ; 1935 : The Marx Brothers release A night at the opera ; 1938 : Painter Max Weber founds Linear Expressionism
  • disc 3.
  • Jewish Americans and World War II.
  • 1939 : Albert Einstein pens letter to support atomic bomb research ; 1939 : Jewish refugees from Nazi German are turned away from American shores ; 1941-1945 : Jewish Americans fight with valor in WWII ; 1942 : physicist Robert Oppenheimer leads team to develop first atom bomb ; 1945 : Bess Myerson is crowned Miss America
  • The flowering of Jewish Americans.
  • 1946 : Aaron Copland debuts his Third symphony ; 1947 : David Sarnoff, the father of American TV ; 1948 : Brandeis University is founded ; 1948 : Arthur Miller pens Death of a salesman ; 1948-2010 : Jewish American authors expand literary genres ; 1953 : Jonas Salk develops polio vaccine ; 1954 : Admiral Hyman Rickover builds America's nuclear Navy
  • disc 4.
  • Jewish Americans enter mainstay American culture.
  • 1963 : Betty Friedan leads the Women's Movement ; 1965 : Bob Dylan shocks the Newport Folk Festival ; 1965 : Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz ; 1968 : Mike Wallace establishes investigative TV journalism ; 1970 : [Paul] Samuelson and [Milton] Friedman, Nobel prize winning economists
  • The new Jewish American identity.
  • 1970 : Judy Blume changes children's literature ; 1977 : Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg ; 1993 : Ruth Bader Ginsburg is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court ; 1996 : Sergey Brin starts Google ; 2003 : Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook ; 2009 : Jewish American doll debuted by American Girl, Inc
Control code
ocn535680552
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 229 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
739815004636
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)535680552
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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