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Spears, Ross

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Most widely held works about Ross Spears
 
Most widely held works by Ross Spears
Agee : his life remembered( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appalachia : a history of mountains and people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region
Tell about the South : the story of modern southern literature by Ross Spears( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 1917 essay, The Sahara of the Bozart, H.L. Mencken berated the American South for its artistic and cultural poverty. Within a decade, however, his assertions had become irrelevant. This program depicts the rapid development of Southern American literature during the first half of the 20th century. It explores the work of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Erskine Caldwell, Margaret Mitchell, John Crowe Ransom, and others. Dramatized readings help to illuminate passages from Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Toomer's Cane, Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel, and Ransom's poem, Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
Long shadows : the legacy of the American Civil War by Paul Winkler( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews this film explores the ways in which the Civil War can still be felt in American society
To render a life : let us now praise famous men and the documentary vision by James Agee Film Project( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the book, Let us now praise famous men, by writer James Agee and photographer Waler Evans. Film goes to similar places and tapes present day poor white families living under conditions strikingly similar to those facing Depression-era sharecroppers. Filmmaker Ross Spears and writer Silvia Kersusan spent more than three years filming the Glass family, who live near the edge of survival in one of the richest counties in America
The Electric valley( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the fifty-year controversial history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, focusing on the officials who led it and the people whose lives were touched by it
Agee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews James Agee's life and works, including his childhood in Tennessee, his career as a journalist, his marriages, his career as a film critic and screenwriter, and dramatized excerpts from several of his novels
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Home to the oldest mountains on the planet and the richest forests in North America -- within a mosaic of diverse habitats and cultures, Appalachia tells the story of a people struggling to find a true and proper relationship to the natural world ... Time and Terrain begins the tale -- the birth of the mountains, the evolution of the forest, the arrivals of the Native-Americans [sic] and the Europeans. Appalachia appears on the map for the first time ... [In] New Green World ... the contrasting attitudes of Native Americans and European settlers toward the mountains and the rich land bring bloodshed, tragedy, and longterm consequences for all forms of life ... [In] Mountain Revolutions ... the American Civil War tears a prospering, agrarian region apart -- politically, economically, and spiritually -- setting the stage for railroads, land buyers and vast, unpredictable change ... Power and Place [shows] the effects of unchecked industrialization -- floods, forest fires, erosion and poverty -- awakening a busy nation to its responsibilities toward the mountains, the forests, the wildlife, and the people"--Containers
Prophets and Poets : Southern Literature, 1941-1962( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wave of bold American writing from both white and black authors gave expression to Southern life during World War II and the years that followed. Presented is the story of that literary development up to the era of the Civil Rights movement. Included is the work of Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Robert Penn Warren, Ralph Ellison, and others. Featured is an interview with Welty, and excerpts from the rarely seen 1951 film adaptation of Wright's Native Son, starring Wright himself, and more
Let freedom ring : the story of modern Southern literature( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As America began to confront the injustices of Jim Crow, a new generation of literary voices rose up from below the Mason-Dixon Line. This program examines Southern American literature from the early 1960s to today's literary landscape. It highlights the work of Walker Percy, Alice Walker, William Styron, Ernest Gaines, Reynolds Price, Alex Haley, Margaret Walker, and others. Interviews with many of these authors are featured along with dramatized readings help to illuminate certain passages
An afternoon with Father Flye( Visual )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews and conversation with Father James Harold Flye, a retired Episcopal priest and teacher who was a mentor and correspondent of the writer James Agee
Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize speech( Visual )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the speech Toni Morrison delivered to the Stockholm assemblage. She is the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
Let freedom ring : moments from the civil rights movement, 1954-1965( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lives and works of Walker Percy, William Styron, Ernest Gaines, Alice Walker, Reynolds Price, Lee Smith, Larry Brown, Alex Haley, Clyde Edgerton, Albert Murray, Margaret Walker, George Garrett, Pat Conroy, Mary Lee Settle, and others, and the rapidly changing post-Civil Rights Movement in the South during the years from 1963 to present
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people: time and terrain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. In this first disc, the origins of the Appalachian Mountains are discussed, along with the evolution of the forest ecosystem and the arrival of Native Americans and the early invasion by the Europeans, ending with the 1730 treaty between the Cherokee Nation and England's King George II
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people: power and place( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. This final disc in the series continues the converging histories of environment and people up until the present day, examining the effects of unchecked industrialization and the floods, forest fires, native extinction, erosion and poverty that ensues. Also focuses on a shift in mind-set that took place during the second half of the 20th century promoting political and personal consideration for environmental conservation in the region
[The Southern renascence to World War II] : the story of modern southern literature( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of the writers of the South exploring the literary careers and works of writers William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas Wolfe, Jean Toomer, Margaret Mitchell, Erskine Caldwell, the Fugitive poets, the Blues poets and many more, in the context of the South's complex history and rich storytelling tradition during the years from 1915-1940
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people: mountain revolutions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. In this third disc, the effects of the Civil War and the expanding utilization of the region's natural resources are discussed. The influx of immigrants and the boom-and-bust resource extraction of coal and timber into the early 20th century have a profound effect on both the cultural development and natural degradation of the Appalachian region
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people: new green world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. In this second disc, the anthropological history of the Appalachian Mountains continues up until the outset of the Civil War. Examining the contrasting attitudes of the Native Americans and the European settlers and highlighting the long-term consequences stemming from episodes of bloodshed and tragedy
James Agee teleconference( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel hosted by Wilma Dykeman with David Madden, Ross Spears, and Paul Ashdown discuss the life and career of James Agee
Lives & times( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides biographical coverage of James Agee and his mentor Father Flye ; coverage of the issues Agee studied ; shows present day poor white families in similar lifestyles as those Agee highlighted in earlier films ; discusses the book, Let us now praise famous men
 
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Alternative Names
Ross Spears American documentary filmmaker

Ross Spears amerikanischer Dokumentarfilmer

Languages
English (71)