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New York, 1898-1918 [electronic resource]: The Power and the People

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, filmmaker Ric Burns follows the city into the 20th century in the wake of an extraordinary wave of immigration and the birth of the skyscraper. As New York spilled into the new century, the extraordinary interplay of capitalism, democracy and transformation surged to a climax. During a single generation, over 10 million immigrants arrived in New York. The city itself became an even more dramatic lure with the construction of the first subways and skyscrapers. And arising from the plight of New York's most exploited citizens came landmark legislation that would eventually transform the lives of all Americans.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
120 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 and up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Power and People
Related Title
New York (Television program)
Series
New York: A Documentary Film by Ric Burns
New York (New York, N.Y.)
Contents
  • Sacrifices of Immigrants (1:24)
  • Emma Lazarus (2:55)
  • Yearning to Breathe Free (1:31)
  • Videotaping New York (1:52)
  • New York at the Turn of the Century (1:41)
  • Transformation (1:55)
  • Southern and Eastern Europeans (1:53)
  • Promise of New York (2:32)
  • Ellis Island (1:43)
  • Inspection of Immigrants (2:35)
  • After Ellis Island (2:59)
  • Skyscrapers (2:02)
  • Making Skyscrapers Possible (1:51)
  • Economics of Skyscrapers (1:52)
  • Cultural Importance of Skyscrapers (2:21)
  • Al Smith's Rise (3:01)
  • Scale of Immigration (1:59)
  • Assimilation (3:10)
  • Opportunity and Disillusionment (2:42)
  • Release of Energy (2:16)
  • Mobility (1:52)
  • Children Americanize (2:28)
  • Linking the City (2:16)
  • The Subway (3:09)
  • Opening of the Subway (2:19)
  • Uniting the City (1:17)
  • Railroads and Bridges (1:52)
  • Grand Central and Pennsylvania (3:21)
  • Tricentennial (2:27)
  • Unrest Over Poverty (2:26)
  • Health and Housing (2:06)
  • Brutal Labor Conditions (2:24)
  • Demand for Regulation (1:26)
  • General Strike (2:39)
  • Strike and Response (1:18)
  • Negotiations (1:51)
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (3:13)
  • Fighting the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (2:33)
  • Horrors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1:56)
  • Witnesses to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (3:00)
  • Toll of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (2:38)
  • Sorrow and Anger (1:40)
  • Manslaughter Charge (0:57)
  • Political Impact of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1:34)
  • Tammany Backs Reformers in Albany (1:30)
  • Al Smith Allin's With Reformers (2:08)
  • New Laws and Philosophy (3:10)
  • Cathedral of Commerce (2:33)
  • Governor Al Smith (2:53)
  • Additional Resources, Sponsors & Credits: New York, 1898-1918: The Power and the People (3:46)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2003.
Publisher no.
  • 44169s Films Media Group
  • 44173 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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