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The Resource American experience, The 1930s, WGBH Educational Foundation, (DVD)

American experience, The 1930s, WGBH Educational Foundation, (DVD)

Label
American experience, The 1930s
Title
American experience
Title part
The 1930s
Statement of responsibility
WGBH Educational Foundation
Title variation
  • 1930s
  • Nineteen thirties
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Surviving the Dust Bowl. In 1931 the rains stopped and the "black blizzards" began. Less well-known than those who sought refuge in California, typified by the Joad family in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the Dust Bowlers stayed and overcame an almost a decade of unbelievable calamities and disasters, enduring drought, dust, disease, even death, determined to preserve their way of life
  • Seabiscuit. Despite his boxy build, stumpy legs, scraggly tail and ungainly gait, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. His fabulously wealthy owner Charles Howard, his famously silent and stubborn trainer Tom Smith, and the two hard-bitten, gifted jockeys who rode him to glory turned Seabiscuit into a national hero
  • In 1929, there were few critics of a stock market seeming to rise without limits. Presidents and economists alike confidently predicted that America would soon enter a "New Era" when everyone could be rich. Ultimately the promise of an economic boom disappeared almost overnight
  • In 1933 President Roosevelt sent legislation to Conngress aimed at providing relief for the 1 out of every 4 American workers who were unemployed. This included a proposal for the Civilian Conservation Corps, which over the next decade put millions of young men to work, planting trees, building flood barriers, fighting fires, and maintaining roads and trails
  • The Hoover Dam reflected the engineering genius and design philosophy of the time. the was called "the greatest engineering work of its character ever attempted by the hand of man." Working conditions were dangerous and the pay was low, but in the midst of the great depression the workers were grateful to have a job
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
BKX
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American experience (Television program)
Dewey number
973.917
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Surviving the Dust Bowl narrated by Liev Schreiber
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schreiber, Liev
  • Stone, Robert
  • Stept, Stephen
  • Ives, Stephen
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Middlemarch Films
  • Firstlight Pictures
  • Steward/Gazit Productions
Runtime
300
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Stock Market Crash, 1929
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)
  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • Seabiscuit (Race horse)
Technique
live action
Label
American experience, The 1930s, WGBH Educational Foundation, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally produced as episodes of the television program American experience between 1990 and 2009
  • Includes bonus Seabiscuit footage: an interview with Stephen Ives, Superhorses gallery
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Disc 1. The crash of 1929 (1990) / produced by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer ; written by Ronald H. Blumer ; a Middlemarch Films production -- Disc 2. The Civilian Conservation Corps (2009) / written, produced, and directed by Robert Stone -- Disc 3. Hoover Dam (1996) / produced, written, and directed by Stephen Stept ; a Firstlight Pictures production -- Disc 4. Surviving the Dust Bowl (1998) / written and produced by Chana Gazit ; a Steward/Gazit Productions, Inc. film -- Disc 5. Seabiscuit (2003) / directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Michelle Ferrari ; produced by Stephen Ives and Eve Morgenstern
Control code
ocn489114311
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (ca. 5 hr.)
Isbn
9781608831210
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011242
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
AMX62200
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)489114311
  • a896439
System details
DVD; NTSC; stereo.; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American experience, The 1930s, WGBH Educational Foundation, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally produced as episodes of the television program American experience between 1990 and 2009
  • Includes bonus Seabiscuit footage: an interview with Stephen Ives, Superhorses gallery
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Disc 1. The crash of 1929 (1990) / produced by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer ; written by Ronald H. Blumer ; a Middlemarch Films production -- Disc 2. The Civilian Conservation Corps (2009) / written, produced, and directed by Robert Stone -- Disc 3. Hoover Dam (1996) / produced, written, and directed by Stephen Stept ; a Firstlight Pictures production -- Disc 4. Surviving the Dust Bowl (1998) / written and produced by Chana Gazit ; a Steward/Gazit Productions, Inc. film -- Disc 5. Seabiscuit (2003) / directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Michelle Ferrari ; produced by Stephen Ives and Eve Morgenstern
Control code
ocn489114311
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (ca. 5 hr.)
Isbn
9781608831210
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011242
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
AMX62200
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)489114311
  • a896439
System details
DVD; NTSC; stereo.; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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