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Fatal flood

Author: Chana Gazit; Liev Schreiber; WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2001]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville, Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the Percys-- and the Percys against themselves.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chana Gazit; Liev Schreiber; WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123120921
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2001.
Credits: Co-directed and edited by David Steward ; cinematography, Joel Shapiro, Terry Hopkins, James Callanan ; music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent)
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: produced, directed and written by Chana Gazit ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

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In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville, Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the Percys-- and the Percys against themselves.

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