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New York, a documentary film. [Episode 3], Sunshine and shadow, 1865-1898

Author: Ric BurnsLisa AdesJames SandersDavid Ogden StiersSteeplechase Films Inc.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 1999]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Episode three covers the city during the period after the Civil War -- "the Gilded Age." From 1865 through 1898, the city grows at a staggering rate--demographically, geographically and financially--and takes on enormous challenges such as the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, and sees the rise of Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed. By the end of the decade, New York has become home to the world's greatest concentration of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Marcy Tweed; Alfred Emanuel Smith; Thomas A Edison; Jacob A Riis; Thomas A Edison; Jacob A Riis; Alfred Emanuel Smith; William Marcy Tweed
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ric Burns; Lisa Ades; James Sanders; David Ogden Stiers; Steeplechase Films Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); New-York Historical Society.; PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123348421
Notes: Originally broadcast in 1999.
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires and Allen Moore ; edited by Li-Shin Yu ; narrated by David Ogden Stiers ; music, Brian Keane.
Description: 1 streaming video file (120 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sound, color with black and white sequences
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Other Titles: New York, a documentary film: Sunshine and shadow, 1865 to 1898
Sunshine and shadow
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Steeplechase Films production ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Lisa Ades and Ric Burns ; written by Ric Burns and James Sanders ; a Steeplechase Films production for the American Experience in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET, and the New-York Historical Society.

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Episode three covers the city during the period after the Civil War -- "the Gilded Age." From 1865 through 1898, the city grows at a staggering rate--demographically, geographically and financially--and takes on enormous challenges such as the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, and sees the rise of Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed. By the end of the decade, New York has become home to the world's greatest concentration of wealth, and of poverty.

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