Fayer, Steve 1935-
Most widely held works by Steve Fayer
Voices of freedom : an oral history of the civil rights movement from the 1950s through the 1980s ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 2,831 libraries worldwide
Eyewitness accounts of three decades of civil rights history.
Eyes on the prize ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.
Africans in America America's journey through slavery ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
Considers the contradictions that lay at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War.
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 965 libraries worldwide
The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.
George Wallace settin' the woods on fire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering.
Malcolm X make it plain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and German and held by 288 libraries worldwide
"This definitive biography weaves together interviews, archival footage, photographs, and an original score to portray the fascinating intellectual journey of a complex man whose ideas resonate today."--Container.
Eyes on the prize II America at the racial crossroads 1965-1985 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Offers a comprehensive reappraisal of the leaders and events that brought the civil rights movement from the South to the rest of the United States from 1965 through the 1980s.
A job at Ford's ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in exchange for hard work attracted workers to Detroit, but it began to come apart when Ford hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on employees at the River Rouge plant. After the depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a new, grim reality as unemployment skyrocketed. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.
Revolution ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. In this second episode, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life.
Mean things happening ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
In the American democracy of the 1930's two visions of liberty collided as working men and women battled landowners and factory managers for the right to join a union. On the tenant farms and in the steel factories working people asserted their citizenship in the midst of great economic turmoil and a tide of government reform. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.
The road to rock bottom ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
As the Great Depression progressed economic collapse took its toll on rural America. Crops went unsold, farm mortgages were called in by banks, hungry farmers protested, and robberies increased dramatically. The U.S. Army was called in to defend the nation's capital from veterans who were demanding that President Hoover and Congress pay a bonus for their services in World War I. The episode ends with Franklin Roosevelt's landslide election to the presidency. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.
Brotherly love ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. In this third episode, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the southern United States.
The terrible transformation ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. This first episode examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival.
We have a plan ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
By 1934, as the nation grappled with the Great Depression, challenges to the New Deal from both sides of the political spectrum began to appear. Despite new government programs, unrest was increasing, especially in California, where the socialist, Upton Sinclair, ran for governor promising to turn idle land and factories into self-governing cooperatives. Sinclair's campaign ended in defeat, but one year later President Roosevelt's signing of the Social Security Act signaled America's emergence as a modern welfare state. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.
New Deal, New York ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
In his first one hundred days in office, in a effort to stem the effects of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt created many new federal agencies giving jobs and relief to people and transforming the American landscape with public works projects. Nowhere was this transformation more apparent than in Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's New York City. Together Roosevelt and La Guardia expanded and redefined the role of government in the lives of the American people. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.
Judgement day ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. In this final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage.
To be somebody ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Many Americans, struggling to survive the Great Depression, were determined to help build a better America through direct action in the courts, in the Congress and in everyday life. At a time when lynching, segregation, and anti-semitism were commonplace, black heavy-weight champion, Joe Louis became a symbol of national strength. In very different ways Louis and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged America to live up to its promise of justice and opportunity for people of every race and faith. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.
Arsenal of democracy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
By 1939 Americans were still struggling to end the Great Depression. Their dreams of peace and prosperity were celebrated at World's Fairs in New York and San Francisco, but prosperity did not come in peacetime. Millions fled the "dust bowl" states to finally find work in new defense industries. While the New Deal changed America forever, it was war that ended the Great Depression. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.
Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years. Mississippi : is this America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the continuing civil rights struggle in Mississippi. The story covers the voter registration drive during Freedom Summer in 1964 when students and others from the north came to Mississippi to implement black participation in the political process. Also includes the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and their unsuccessful attempt to sit in at the 1964 Democatic Party convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years. Ain't scared of your jails 1960-1961 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Focuses on two major events involving students in the civil rights struggle - the lunch counter sit-ins in the south (particularly Nashville, Tennessee) and the Freedom Riders trip from Washington D.C. to Mississippi. Included in the program is the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee and the importance it played in these events.
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Fayer, Stephen B.
Fayer, Stephen B., 1935-