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Henry A. Wallace

Author: Harry SmithThomas D HedgesJohn C CulverGeorge S McGovernJohn HydeAll authors
Publisher: Johnston, Iowa : Iowa Public Television ; Cedar Rapids, Iowa : Stamats Communication, Inc., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using archival footage and photographs, profiles the life of Henry A. Wallace. Shows his work with hybrid corn research, his contributions to the green revolution, and tenure as farm journal editor. Traces the development of his political ideals and highlights his service as secretary of agriculture in the New Deal era, his nomination and term as vice-president, his replacement by Harry S. Truman on the ticket in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Henry A Wallace; Henry A Wallace
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Smith; Thomas D Hedges; John C Culver; George S McGovern; John Hyde; Richard Norton Smith; Jean Wallace Douglas; R Douglas Hurt
OCLC Number: 57138363
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: DVD extras include media archive with interviews, photos and political cartoons, interactive chapter selection, design a traveling museum exhibit project, teacher resources, and student activities.
Performer(s): Narrator, Harry Smith.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: directed by Thomas D. Hedges.

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Using archival footage and photographs, profiles the life of Henry A. Wallace. Shows his work with hybrid corn research, his contributions to the green revolution, and tenure as farm journal editor. Traces the development of his political ideals and highlights his service as secretary of agriculture in the New Deal era, his nomination and term as vice-president, his replacement by Harry S. Truman on the ticket in the 1944 election, and his running as a candidate on the Progressive Party in 1948. Follows his departure from politics and return to his agricultural roots. Includes comments and interviews with Wallace's daughter Jean Wallace Douglas, and additional commentary by John C. Culver, George McGovern, John Hyde, Richard Norton Smith, and R. Douglas Hurt.

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