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Kantor, Michael 1961-

Overview
Works: 202 works in 326 publications in 1 language and 11,424 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Sources  Encyclopedias  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Editor
Classifications: F591, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Kantor
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,229 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
Broadway the American musical( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical
Broadway : the American musical by Laurence Maslon( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the Broadway musical theater, including summaries of the shows, photographs of the stars, posters, sheet music, production stills, and essays by theater luminaries
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America by Laurence Maslon( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted survey of American comedy from the past century and the achievements of its top contributors includes interviews with such figures as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, and Ellen DeGeneres
Superheroes! : capes, cowls, and the creation of comic book culture by Laurence Maslon( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assemled between two covers
Make 'em laugh the funny business of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
Broadway musicals : a Jewish legacy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. This entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories and shows
Quincy Jones in the pocket( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Quincy Jones' life and career as a composer, arranger, musician, and producer from his many friends and peers. Includes some behind the scenes and unseen footage
The People( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the Europeans, such as Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado, 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
The grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See how the transcontinental railroad was built, and then how it opened up the West to European settlers and brought on the extermination of the buffalo and the defeat of Southern Plains Indian tribes. Witness the transformation through first-person accounts from Native Americans, European immigrants, Chinese laborers, buffalo hunters, homesteaders from the eastern U.S., and cowboys on the dusty trails leading from Texas
One sky above us( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 146 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 our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American
Empire upon the trails( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Mexican landowners in California to Native American tribes in the Black Hills, students discover various perspectives on territorial claims to the West and the history of U.S. annexation. This segment explains how events, such as the Texas War of Independence, opened the door to U.S. annexation. Diary excerpts, letters, and other primary resources vividly portray the experiences of early Oregon Trail settlers and the Mormons
The speck of the future( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 145 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
Ghost dance( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover how mining and industrial expansion changed the West forever, while land rushes and assimilation efforts prolonged the tragedy for Native Americans. Through primary resource materials, explore the West's promise of a better life and learn about a religious movement called the Ghost Dance that swept through dispirited Indian reservations and culminated in the tragedy at Wounded Knee
Fight no more forever( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 142 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 Mormon 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 campaigns in American history
Death runs riot( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West
Broadway, the American musical( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st 2 episodes of a 6-part documentary series chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical from 1893-2004. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the pricipals involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips
The geography of hope( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic
The people by Stephen Ives( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 117 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
 
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Broadway : the American musicalMake 'em laugh : the funny business of AmericaThe PeopleThe grandest enterprise under GodOne sky above usEmpire upon the trailsThe speck of the futureGhost dance