Item Details

The New City [electronic resource]

produced by WGBH, Boston
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Professor Miller explores the tension between the vitality of cities that grow on their own and those where orderly growth is planned. Features Chicago at the turn of the century with Hull House, the World's Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper, the department store, and unfettered capitalism.
Performers
Presented by Professor Donald L. Miller, Professor of History, Lafayette College.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
30 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school/college
9-12+
Notes
  • Website contains key events, map, transcript and webography.
  • Lecture series introduces the dynamic process of American history with first-person narratives, photos, film footage, documents and round-table discussions that reveal the nature of historical research itself.
  • Coordinated with "A People and a Nation," 6th edition, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Series
A Biography of America
Biography of America
Series Statement
A Biography of America ; 15
Biography of America ; 15
ISBN
1576802027 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2000.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
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