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Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule)

Synopsis
The series examines early American history through an examination of class. Part 1 DIVIDE ET IMPERA includes sections on Mother Jones, the American Constitution; the Civil War draft riots; Reconstruction; Industrialisation; the evolution of the police; the robber barons; early American labour unions; and major mid-to-late 19th Century labour events including the uprising of 1877; the Haymarket Affair; the Homestead strike and the New Orleans General Strike. The introduction examines the West Virginian coal wars of the early 20th century, culminating in the Battle of Blair Mountain. [1 hour 50 minutes].
Series
Plutocracy: Political Repression in the USA
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2015
Year of production
2015
Subjects
Social Studies; History; Politics & government
Keywords
industrialisation; labour movements; United States of America; working classes; strikes; racism

Online availability

URI
http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/plutocracy/
Price
Free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Scott Noble

Distributor

Name

Films for Action

Email
http://www.filmsforaction.org/contact/
Web
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