Industrial Revolution

Mill Times (2001)

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Mill Times is based on the popular and widely-acclaimed book, Mill, by author-illustrator David Macaulay. Mill Times continues the unique live action/animation format of the previous Macaulay specials.

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Middle
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01:00
Mill Times

Lyddie

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"The first step to freedom is schooling," a runaway slave tells Lyddie Worthen. It's the mid-1800s and the working conditions in the Storemont cotton factory are horrific. Lyddie is willing to endure those conditions to earn enough money to bring her family back together. When another worker, Diana teaches Lyddie to read, it opens up a new world of possibilities for her. After Diana dies of cotton lung, Lyddie must decide if she's willing to risk her job to fight for the rights of other workers or stay in the factory as a "wage slave." Based on the book by Katherine Paterson.

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Elementary
Middle
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01:30
Lyddie

Lyddie

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When Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family once again. Hearing about all the money a girl can make working in the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, she makes her way there, only to find that her dreams of returning home may never come true.

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860L
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07:15
Lyddie

New York's Economic Growth

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With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, New York State truly came into its own as a center for industry and economy. Businessmen like Jay Gould of the railroad industry and oil tycoon JD Rockefeller helped make New York prosperous, while many local inventors, engineers, and architects helped create new and valuable ideas. From the beauty and strength of the Brooklyn Bridge to the innovations of Corning Glass Works, New York's past and present are ripe with fascinating tales of economic growth and innovation.

New York's Economic Growth

The Transforming Industrial Heartland (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Europe: Liverpool: A Tale of Two Cities

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High
Professional
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00:29
The Transforming Industrial Heartland

Global Industrialization (2004)

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How was the story of the industrial revolution a global process? Industrialization was and is a global process, not just a European or American story.

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High
Professional
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00:28
Global Industrialization