American Experience: the 1930s

American Experience: the 1930s

     
 

Take a trip back to one of the most trying decades in American history, an era in which the Great Depression crippled the world economy, the Third Reich rose to power, and the Civilian Conservation Corps worked to replenish our natural resources. Episodes of American Experience featured in this release include, "The Crash ofSee more details below

  • Checkmark DVD & Blu-ray Box Sets  Shop Now

Overview

Take a trip back to one of the most trying decades in American history, an era in which the Great Depression crippled the world economy, the Third Reich rose to power, and the Civilian Conservation Corps worked to replenish our natural resources. Episodes of American Experience featured in this release include, "The Crash of 1929, "The Civilian Conservation Corps, "Hoover Dam, "Surviving the Dust Bowl, and "Seabiscuit."

Product Details

Release Date:
01/05/2010
UPC:
0841887011242
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
5:00:00
Sales rank:
51,547

Special Features

Bonus Seabiscuit footage: An interview with Stephen Ives and a Superhorses Gallery; Printable materials for educators; Access program website

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: The 1930s
1. Introduction [:23]
2. "Permanent Prosperity" [8:07]
3. Wall Street Welcomes Main Street [10:06]
4. Credit Crunch [10:13]
5. Mass Illusion [11:26]
6. The Market Crashes [8:51]
7. The End of an Era [3:26]
8. Credits [1:53]
Disc #2 -- American Experience: The 1930s
1. Introduction [2:30]
2. The Great Depression [6:44]
3. FDR's New Deal [10:24]
4. Life at the CCC Camps [7:58]
5. Projects and the People [8:53]
6. Lasting Effects [6:53]
7. A Legacy of Change [7:56]
8. Credits [1:40]
Disc #3 -- American Experience: The 1930s
1. Introduction [:19]
2. Harnessing the Colorado River [8:24]
3. The Six Companies [14:37]
4. Workers' Lives In the Desert [15:56]
5. "The Eighth Wonder of the World" [11:23]
6. Credits [1:39]
Disc #4 -- American Experience: The 1930s
1. Introduction [1:09]
2. Settling the Southern Plains [10:30]
3. Arrival of the Dust Storms [12:51]
4. Destruction and Death [16:00]
5. Saving the Land [12:53]
6. Credits [1:03]
Disc #5 -- American Experience: The 1930s
1. Introduction [2:29]
2. Hard Luck Heroes [7:56]
3. A Dangerous Contender [4:22]
4. The Hundred-Grander [5:28]
5. Living Your Life All the Way Up [8:38]
6. Seabiscuit-itus [5:24]
7. The Uses of Adversity [4:47]
8. A Two-Horse Extravaganza [5:20]
9. Four Good Legs Between Us [3:18]
10. A Great Sunrise [4:06]
11. Credits [1:14]

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >