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America 1900

Author: David GrubinJudy CrichtonDavid G McCulloughWalter LaFeberSylvia Jukes MorrisAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Video, ©1998.
Series: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 288-289.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : PBS Video index [version]View all editions and formats
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Using archival film and photographs; interviews with historians, writers and descendants; this film looks back at the year 1900. Features President McKinley's reelection; the guerilla war in the Philippines; John Muir's nature movement; inventions such as motion pictures, x-rays, automobiles, phonographs, the electric light, and indoor plumbing; the Gibson Girl; photojournalist Frances Benjamin Johnston; public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Grubin; Judy Crichton; David G McCullough; Walter LaFeber; Sylvia Jukes Morris; John Milton Cooper; Max Morath; John M Staudenmaier; Donald L Miller; Stephen R Fox; David Nasaw; Margaret Washington; David L Lewis; Jean Strouse; David Grubin Productions.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 43473898
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Specially prepared set enhanced by PBS with time code visible on the screen.
Credits: Cinematography, James Callanan, William B. McCullough ; edited by Geof Bartz ; music by Michael Bacon ; narrated by David McCullough.
Performer(s): Series host, David McCullough; interviews with: Walter LaFeber, Sylvia Jukes Morris, John Milton Cooper, Jr., Max Morath, John M. Staudenmaier, S.J., Donald L. Miller, Stephen Fox, Laura Wexler, David Nasaw, Ted Helsten, Mae Lyons, Virginia Phipps, Lucille Wilson, Margaret Washington, David Levering Lewis, Jean Strouse, Joel B. Kirkpatrick, Ronald P. Stagno, Linda MacDonald.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on the PBS television series The American experience with David McCullough in 1998.
Description: 2 videocassettes (170 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. Spirit of the age (45 min.) --
pt. 2. Change is in the air (30 min.) --
pt. 3. A great civilized power (50 min.) --
pt. 4. Anything seemed possible (45 min.).
Series Title: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 288-289.
Other Titles: Spirit of the age.
Change is in the air.
Great civilized power.
Anything seemed possible.
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by David Grubin ; written by Judy Crichton and David Grubin ; a David Grubin Productions, Inc. film for the American Experience ; WGBH.
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Using archival film and photographs; interviews with historians, writers and descendants; this film looks back at the year 1900. Features President McKinley's reelection; the guerilla war in the Philippines; John Muir's nature movement; inventions such as motion pictures, x-rays, automobiles, phonographs, the electric light, and indoor plumbing; the Gibson Girl; photojournalist Frances Benjamin Johnston; public morality and Olga Nethersole's play Sapho; huge waves of immigration; deadly coal mine explosion in Scofield, Utah; racism and Jim Crow in the South; U.S. Rep. George White of North Carolina attempts to outlaw lynching; opposing black leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois; Scott Joplin and the birth of the music industry; China's Boxer Rebellion and the fate of missionaries like Eva, Charles & Florence Price; deadly hurricane hits Galveston, Texas; John Mitchell's attempts to unite coal workers and the United Mine Workers strike.

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