The Resource The Speck of the Future

The Speck of the Future

Label
The Speck of the Future
Title
The Speck of the Future
Contributor
Author
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By 1848, the United States claimed virtually all of the West. The Louisiana Purchase, the annexation of Texas and Oregon, and the war with Mexico had stretched the nation's boundaries all the way to the Pacific. But the West was American in name only. Few people east of the Mississippi were anxious to venture into its forbidding interior. It still seemed too distant, too mysterious, too dangerous. Then gold was discovered in California, and everything changed -- for the West, and for the country. Suddenly, gold-seekers rushed in from every corner of the globe: Chinese peasants, pursuing tales of a 'gold mountain' across the ocean, Mexican farmers and clerks from London, tailors from Eastern Europe and South American aristocrats fallen on hard times. The thin stream of American emigrants crossing the continent became a torrent -- thousands upon thousands of optimistic but inexperienced prospectors, willing to leave their homes and families, and set out on the long trail for California, hoping to strike it rich and return in glory. It had taken half a century for the United States to encompass the vast spaces of the West. Now, the lust for gold would animate the nation to begin to fill them up
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • (1953), Ken Burns
  • Ives, Stephen
  • Ives, Stephen
  • (1941), Peter Coyote
Runtime
87
Series statement
Ken Burns's The West
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Expansion & Sectionalism (1829-1859)
  • American Indians
  • Chinese people
  • Gold
  • Gold mining
  • Migration
  • Miners
  • Mining communities
  • Mining industry
  • Mining towns
  • Pioneers
  • Sioux people
  • California
  • Western States
Target audience
adult
Label
The Speck of the Future
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 (87 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)4340000000157454
  • (VaAlASP)1790079
  • (OCoLC)701796610
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1790079/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000157454
Video recording format
other
Label
The Speck of the Future
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 (87 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)4340000000157454
  • (VaAlASP)1790079
  • (OCoLC)701796610
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1790079/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000157454
Video recording format
other

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