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Crucible of Empire : The Spanish-American War

Author: Daniel A MillerDaniel B PolinEdward James OlmosFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)Films Media Group.All authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filmed a century after the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, this program narrated by Edward James Olmos examines the events and attitudes that led to the Spanish-American War, followed by an exploration of the conflict and its outcome. Early film footage and period photographs of battle scenes, interviews with some of America's most prominent historians, and intriguing analogies to late-20th-century foreign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Historical reenactments (Television programs)
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Videorecording
History
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 1999.
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel A Miller; Daniel B Polin; Edward James Olmos; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 700415579
Language Note: Closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from title frames (viewed on August 20, 2013)
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 20, 2009.
Originally broadcast on PBS in 1999.
Credits: Director of photography, Roger T. Grange, III ; editor, Ted Winterburn ; graphic design, Clive Helfet ; music, T.O. Sterrett ; advisors, James C. Bradford ... [et al.] ; executive producers, Kenneth Mandell, Daniel B. Polin.
Performer(s): Narrator, Edward James Olmos ; character voices, Larry Linville, Laurence Luckinbill, Lou Diamond Phillips, Shawn Elliot, Jeff DeMunn, Roger Pretto.
Target Audience: 11 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Cuban Independence (1:37) --
New Industrial Age (1:14) --
Financial Crisis (1:05) --
Imperialists on the Move (1:15) --
Spain's Colonial Revenue (1:01) --
Cuban Uprising (1:15) --
Cuba/U.S. Visitations (1:38) --
Revival of the Revolution (1:32) --
Objective: Havana (1:24) --
Peasant Uprising vs. Spanish Oppression (1:25) --
Spanish General: Symbol of Hatred (1:10) --
Wm. Randolph Hearst: Cuban Independence (1:23) --
Cuban War Bad for U.S. Economy (1:09) --
Theodore Roosevelt Favors War with Spain (1:44) --
Modernization of U.S. Navy (1:30) --
Spanish-Controlled Philippines (1:00) --
Spanish Missionaries in the Philippines (1:17) --
Spain: Too Poor to Fight (1:20) --
Writer Grabs America's Attention (1:55) --
Cuba's Joan of Arc (1:00) --
Wm. Randolph Hearts Arranges Escape (1:29) --
President McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt: Dove vs. Hawk (1:00) --
Cuban Insurgents Want Political Autonomy (1:10) --
Rebellion of Spanish Troops in Cuba (1:02) --
Spain Insults President McKinley (1:06) --
Destruction of the USS "Maine" (1:47) --
Heroes Burial for Victims of the USS "Maine" (1:12) --
Newspaper Supports War with Spain (1:07) --
McKinley: Alternatives to War (1:16) --
Cuba: Story of Ruin and Misery (1:38) --
Termination of Hostilities in Cuba (0:54) --
Spain Declares War on America (1:34) --
Battle of Manila (1:45) --
Was Hero: Commodore Dewey (1:11) --
Dewey Honors Rebel Leader (1:34) --
Philippines: America as Redeemer (0:48) --
Response to President's Call for Volunteers (1:07) --
Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders (2:14) --
Preparation for the Battle of Santiago Bay (1:12) --
Wm. Randolph Hearst and the Cuban War (1:05) --
Military Command Center (0:59) --
Preparation for Cuban Invasion (1:25) --
Black Soldiers in Spanish-American War (1:51) --
Jim Crow Social Order (1:12) --
Embarkation for Cuba (1:23) --
On Cuban Soil (2:20) --
Americans and Cuban Rebels (1:31) --
Spanish-American War (1:07) --
Americans Ignore Cuban Rebels (1:05) --
News Reports of the War (2:12) --
America's Exotic War (1:14) --
Battle of San Juan Hill (1:35) --
Hero Teddy Roosevelt (1:52) --
Battle of Santiago Bay (2:08) --
Disease Strikes American Soldiers (1:38) --
Spanish Defeat (1:53) --
Spanish Trapped in Manila (2:02) --
Battle of Manila (1:44) --
Peace Negotiations (1:17) --
American Overseas Expansion (1:41) --
Treaty of Paris: American Controversy (2:27) --
Acceptance of Treaty of Paris (3:13) --
Status of Cuba in 1899 (0:59) --
Anti-Imperialist League (1:58) --
Consequences of War (1:44) --
American Brutality in the Philippines (1:52) --
Censorship (1:47) --
Cuba: U.S. Protectorate (1:52) --
Changes in America's Role (2:30) --
Assassination of President McKinley (1:24) --
American Retaliation Against Filipinos (1:40) --
American Atrocities in the Philippines (1:03) --
Filipino Surrender (1:43) --
Filipino and Cuban Independence (1:44) --
"Remember the Maine" (1:49)
Other Titles: Spanish-American War
Responsibility: a production of Great Projects Film Company, Inc. in association with South Carolina ETV ; written and produced by Daniel A. Miller and Daniel B. Polin ; directed by Daniel A. Miller ; based on an idea by Leon Wolff and Perry Wolff.

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Filmed a century after the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, this program narrated by Edward James Olmos examines the events and attitudes that led to the Spanish-American War, followed by an exploration of the conflict and its outcome. Early film footage and period photographs of battle scenes, interviews with some of America's most prominent historians, and intriguing analogies to late-20th-century foreign policy make Crucible of Empire an essential documentary on the watershed event that transformed the U.S.A. into a world power.

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