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The First Measured Century : 1900-1930

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase.; Flotsam Films Ltd.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2011], ©2000.
Series: First Measured Century.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program begins at the 1893 Chicago world's fair. For the 27 million visitors it was a window into nearly unimaginable changes to come. Like a virtual department store, where everything is bigger and better, the fair showcased numerous products of progress, like a 22,000-pound block of cheese, and the world's largest cannon - measuring more than 43 feet in length and weighing 132 tons. Measurements were all the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase.; Flotsam Films Ltd.
OCLC Number: 1029490500
Language Note: Close-captioned. Transcript available.
Notes: Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 7 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Contents: Sponsors: The First Measured Century: 1900-1930 (1:00) --
American History by the Numbers (2:26) --
The 1893 Chicago World's Fair (1:55) --
The End of a Chapter in American History (2:27) --
American Exceptionalism (1:38) --
Historian as Social Scientist (2:01) --
Massive Immigration from Southern and Central Europe (2:17) --
A Hostile and Alien Environment (2:03) --
Inferior Races (1:48) --
Eugenics: Biology as Destiny (2:29) --
The Father of American Anthropology (3:01) --
Morons (2:20) --
The National Origins Act (2:10) --
The Crucible (1:26) --
Early Death and Disease (2:41) --
Hull House Maps and Papers (2:44) --
Mixing Science and Morality (2:39) --
Progressive Reform (2:49) --
Conquering Infant Mortality (2:44) --
The Consumer Century (2:54) --
Middletown (2:31) --
Measuring Muncie (2:01) --
The Rise of Consumer Society (2:22) --
Robert and Helen Lynd's Conclusions (2:10) --
The Scandal of Class (2:29) --
Liberty Machines (1:55) --
Recent Social Trends (3:37) --
The Dust Bowl Migration (3:07) --
The Grapes of Wrath (2:02) --
The Depth of the Crisis (2:56) --
The New Deal (2:27) --
The Public Opinion Poll (3:07) --
George Gallup's Dramatic Bet (2:46) --
Scientific Polling Wins the Day (2:05) --
"The Pulse of Democracy" (1:44) --
Sponsors: The First Measured Century: 1900-1930 (1:00) --
American History by the Numbers (2:26) --
The 1893 Chicago World's Fair (1:55) --
The End of a Chapter in American History (2:27) --
American Exceptionalism (1:38) --
Historian as Social Scientist (2:01) --
Massive Immigration from Southern and Central Europe (2:17) --
A Hostile and Alien Environment (2:03) --
Inferior Races (1:48) --
Eugenics: Biology as Destiny (2:29) --
The Father of American Anthropology (3:01) --
Morons (2:20) --
The National Origins Act (2:10) --
The Crucible (1:26) --
Early Death and Disease (2:41) --
Hull House Maps and Papers (2:44) --
Mixing Science and Morality (2:39) --
Progressive Reform (2:49) --
Conquering Infant Mortality (2:44) --
The Consumer Century (2:54) --
Middletown (2:31) --
Measuring Muncie (2:01) --
The Rise of Consumer Society (2:22) --
Robert and Helen Lynd's Conclusions (2:10) --
The Scandal of Class (2:29) --
Liberty Machines (1:55) --
Recent Social Trends (3:37) --
The Dust Bowl Migration (3:07) --
The Grapes of Wrath (2:02) --
The Depth of the Crisis (2:56) --
The New Deal (2:27) --
The Public Opinion Poll (3:07) --
George Gallup's Dramatic Bet (2:46) --
Scientific Polling Wins the Day (2:05) --
"The Pulse of Democracy" (1:44).
Series Title: First Measured Century.
Other Titles: 1900-1930
Responsibility: Flotsam Films Ltd.

Abstract:

This program begins at the 1893 Chicago world's fair. For the 27 million visitors it was a window into nearly unimaginable changes to come. Like a virtual department store, where everything is bigger and better, the fair showcased numerous products of progress, like a 22,000-pound block of cheese, and the world's largest cannon - measuring more than 43 feet in length and weighing 132 tons. Measurements were all the rage and "numbers" were even defining standards of beauty as scientists compiled the measurements of 40,000 college students, later used by artists to create statues of the "ideal man and woman." As told through the eyes of historians, William Cronon, Ben Wattenberg, John Milton Cooper, and Seymour Martin Lipsets, this program examines the onset of American statistics, revealing the power of data and its impact on daily life, government, and the vision for the future.

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