The American Industrial Revolution / Films Media Group

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Subjects: Industries--United States
Industrial productivity--United States
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2001
LC Classification: H, HC
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Authors: Media Rich Learning (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group
Notes: Videorecording number: 47596 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Contents: Introduction: The American Industrial Revolution (1:09) -- Railroads (2:47) -- Steel (2:07) -- Oil Industry (2:09) -- New Season of Ingenuity (1:26) -- Agriculture (2:11) -- Failure of Homesteading (1:19) -- Mining (1:04) -- The Cattlemen (1:07) -- The Urban Transformation (2:01) -- Growing Pains (1:59) -- Poor Working Conditions (1:54) -- Labor Reform (1:18) -- The Price of Progress (2:04) -- Impact of an Era (1:18) -- Credits: The American Industrial Revolution (0:50)
Summary: What forces led the United States away from its agrarian roots, transforming it into a nation dependent on mechanized farming, heavy industry, and large corporations? This program helps identify answers as it examines the Industrial Revolution in the latter half of the 19th century. Viewers learn about the establishment of the transcontinental railroad and its role in industrial growth, including the rise of the steel industry led by Andrew Carnegie. The emergence of John D. Rockefeller's oil empire as a major economic driver is also highlighted. Further subjects include the great inventors, such as George Eastman, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison; westward expansion and the Homestead Act of 1862; the waves of immigration that occurred after 1870; and environmental issues that developed in the wake of American industrialization
OCLC Number: 824737504
ISBN/ISSN: 47596 Films for the Humanities & Sciences