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1877 : the grand army of starvation

Author: Stephen BrierJoshua BrownNancy MusserCharles MusserJane Ira BloomAll authors
Publisher: New York : American Social History Project, [2006], ©1987.
Series: Who built America?, Series 2.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A nationwide rebellion brought the United States to a standstill in the summer of 1877. Eighty thousand railroad workers walked out, joined by hundreds of thousands of Americans outraged by the excesses of the railroad companies and the misery of a four-year economic depression. Police, state militia, and federal troops clashed with strikers and sympathizers, leaving over one hundred dead and thousands injured. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Short films
Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Brier; Joshua Brown; Nancy Musser; Charles Musser; Jane Ira Bloom; Herbert G Gutman; Robert V Bruce; Philip Sheldon Foner; Richard Schneirov; Alan Trachtenberg; James Earl Jones; American Social History Project.; American Social History Productions, Inc.
OCLC Number: 80742051
Notes: Originally released in 1987 as part seven of the documentary series Who Built America?
Credits: Editor & co-producer, Charles Musser ; camera, Rob Issen ; music composed by Jane Ira Bloom ; art director, Joshua Brown ; historical advisors, Herbert G. Gutman, Robert V. Bruce, Philip Foner, Richard Schneirov, Alan Trachtenberg.
Cast: Terry Donnelly, Nancy Kammer, Edwin McDonough, Ian O'Connell, Pamela Pascoe, Larry Robinson, Howard Roller, Peter Thomas, Jr., John Waite, Curt Williams.
Performer(s): Narrated by James Earl Jones.
Awards: Silver Award, Houston Film Festival, 1986; Second Prize, National Educational Film Festival, 1986; Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival, 1986.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 31 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: The centennial exposition --
The railroad --
The Great Uprising begins --
Pittsburgh vs. Pennsylvania Railroad --
The Depression --
The Great Uprising spreads --
General strike in Chicago --
The Great Uprising ends --
Aftermath.
Series Title: Who built America?, Series 2.
Other Titles: Grand army of starvation
Responsibility: American Social History Project ; American Social History Productions, Inc. ; producer & director, Stephen Brier ; script, Joshua Brown & Stephen Brier and Nancy Musser.
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A nationwide rebellion brought the United States to a standstill in the summer of 1877. Eighty thousand railroad workers walked out, joined by hundreds of thousands of Americans outraged by the excesses of the railroad companies and the misery of a four-year economic depression. Police, state militia, and federal troops clashed with strikers and sympathizers, leaving over one hundred dead and thousands injured. The Great Uprising inaugurated a new era of conflict over the meaning of America in the industrial age.

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