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Journey to America

Author: Charles GuggenheimDavid G McCulloughWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Video, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A tribute to the over 12 million men, women and children who made the torturous journey from the old world to the new between 1890 and 1920. From the time these pilgrims left their homeland, they were beset by thieves, extortionists, and stopped by authorities at border crossings. At sea, they suffered from bad food, overcrowding, pestilence, and fire. At Ellis Island they faced the dreadful possibility of being  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Guggenheim; David G McCullough; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 25263991
Notes: Originally broadcast as part of the PBS series The American experience.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Edited by Catherine Shields ; original score, Michael Bacon ; original photography, Tom Ackerman.
Performer(s): David McCullough, host.
Description: 1 videocassette (59 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: American experience :
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; a film by Charles Guggenheim ; Guggenheim Productions, Inc. ; Michael Bacon, original score.

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"A tribute to the over 12 million men, women and children who made the torturous journey from the old world to the new between 1890 and 1920. From the time these pilgrims left their homeland, they were beset by thieves, extortionists, and stopped by authorities at border crossings. At sea, they suffered from bad food, overcrowding, pestilence, and fire. At Ellis Island they faced the dreadful possibility of being turned back. An immigrant could be rejected for any of a dozen reasons--communicable disease, illiteracy, no visible means of support or the very suspicion of immortality. And, once in the United States, they were moved into urban ghettos or out into rural areas. Producer Charles Guggenheim weaves rare archival material with letters, diaries and oral interviews to depict the largest single human migration in recorded history"--Container.

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