The Resource Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story, Produced and directed by Janet Gardner

Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story, Produced and directed by Janet Gardner

Label
Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story
Title
Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story
Statement of responsibility
Produced and directed by Janet Gardner
Title variation
Mechanic to millionaire
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This well-researched film celebrates the life and legacy of Peter Cooper, the remarkable 19th century inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Cooper had a rare combination of mechanical skills and entrepreneurship. Beginning work in a glue factory, Cooper developed the household uses of gelatin (Jello) and fashioned the iron I-beam from railroad rails, which enabled multistoried building construction. In 1828 he founded the Canton Iron Works in Baltimore which made his fortune. A champion of 20th century communication, he helped fund the first transatlantic telegraph cable and built the first American steam locomotive named "Tom Thumb." When business success brought wealth, Cooper used it to foster social justice. He founded The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1859, realizing his dream of free education for working people, regardless of ethnicity or gender. The college empowered thousands of women, a radical notion for the mid-19th century. The Great Hall in Cooper Union provided a platform for most major social movements of the 19th Century, most importantly, Abraham Lincoln's speech that won him his party's nomination for president in 1865. The early feminist leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony also spoke there
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gardner, Janet P.
  • Gardner, Janet P.
  • O'Gorman, Robert
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Expansion & Sectionalism (1829-1859)
  • Reconstruction (1866-1876)
  • Colleges and universities
  • Industry
  • Inventions
  • Philanthropy
  • New York, NY
Target audience
adult
Label
Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story, Produced and directed by Janet Gardner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (57 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000137059
  • (VaAlASP)1784743
  • (OCoLC)780748213
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784743/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137059
Video recording format
other
Label
Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story, Produced and directed by Janet Gardner
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (57 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000137059
  • (VaAlASP)1784743
  • (OCoLC)780748213
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784743/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137059
Video recording format
other

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