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The story of English. [Programs 5 & 6]

Author: William CranRobert McCrumRobert MacNeilBritish Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.All authors
Publisher: [Concord?, Mass.] : Public Media Video/Home Vision, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Program 5 examines Black English from its beginnings with American slaves to "rap." Program 6 looks at American English as it evolved from 1776 to the 1920s.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Cran; Robert McCrum; Robert MacNeil; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Public Media Video (Firm); Home Vision (Firm)
ISBN: 0780011236 9780780011236
OCLC Number: 38472317
Notes: Originally produced for television.
"ENG 060"--Container.
Credits: Producer, William Cran ; series writers, Robert McCrum [and] Robert McNeil.
Performer(s): Host and co-writer, Robert MacNeil.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 116 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Program 5, Black on white (58 min.) --
Program 6, Pioneers! O pioneers! (58 min.).
Other Titles: Black on white.
Pioneers! O pioneers!
Responsibility: a BBC TV co-production with MacNeil-Lehrer Productions in association with WNET ; producer, William Cran ; writers, Robert McCrum [and] Robert McNeil.

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Program 5 examines Black English from its beginnings with American slaves to "rap." Program 6 looks at American English as it evolved from 1776 to the 1920s.

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