Item Details

The Mississippi River [electronic resource]: Triumphant and Tragic

Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Its name conjures images of America's mythical past, encoded in the stories and novels of Mark Twain. But today's Mississippi River is rife with challenges no 19th-century storyteller could have imagined. From issues of basic survival to triumphs of creativity and profit, this program follows the day-to-day lives of those who dwell on the Mississippi. Starting in the town of Cairo, Illinois-where America's north and south intermingle-the program moves on to Memphis, home of the once-glorious Stax Records and a mecca of blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music. Moving through the Delta, viewers meet struggling shrimp fishermen, a Cajun community, survivors of the 1927 floods, and survivors of Katrina.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
52 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 03, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Triumphant and tragic
Series
Rivers and Life: How Waterways Cradle and Confound Human Society
Rivers and Life
Contents
  • Forming a Nation (1:41)
  • Songs of a River (1:12)
  • The Geography of a Great River (0:27)
  • Cairo, Illinois (2:48)
  • Cairo, Gateway to the North (2:23)
  • Memphis - Music Mecca (1:27)
  • Memphis - The Original Wall Street (2:03)
  • Stax Records - Integration through Music (2:34)
  • Transportation on the Mississippi (1:09)
  • Riverboats - an American Icon (2:53)
  • Casino Boats - Jackpot (2:25)
  • The Mississippi Delta (1:56)
  • The Hopson Plantation (1:14)
  • The Delta Blues - The Sharecroppers Cry (2:06)
  • Delta Bluesman - David Honeyboy Edwards (1:11)
  • Modern Plantations (0:33)
  • Lessons Learned? (1:58)
  • The Great Flood of 1927 (2:55)
  • Taming the Mighty Mississippi (2:53)
  • Gospel Roots (3:00)
  • The Declining River (1:43)
  • Louisiana - Home of the Cajun People (1:47)
  • Fishing the Mississippi (2:11)
  • New Orleans - Reclaiming a Heritage (1:54)
  • Rebirth of a Community (4:09)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
  • 40144s Films Media Group
  • 40147 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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