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Title The British Invasion.

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kanopy Streaming Video  Streaming Video    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Flash video file MPEG-4
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by PBS in 2014.
Summary Three guests whose ancestry demonstrates the extraordinary influence of the British Empire during the 18th and early 19th century: Sally Field discovers that she descends from William Bradford, who arrived on the Mayflower and helped his fellow English Puritans establish their new lives in colonial America and later discovers that her ancestors sided with the British crown during our nation's War of Independence and paid the ultimate price; Deepak Chopra's family made a similar gamble while living under harsh British colonial rule in India, where his grandparents pledged their loyalty to the British in hopes of achieving a higher place in society, and later his father chose to fight alongside British soldiers during World War II; Sting's story goes back centuries in England where we find that being close to the seat of Empire doesn't mean that life is any better for those who fueled Great Britain's world dominance during the Pax Britannica by building its merchant ships and working in its coal mines, and who toiled under unbearable working conditions and Dickensian poverty-conditions that would lead to the "Age of Revolution," in which the young United States was a key player.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Field, Sally.
Chopra, Deepak.
Sting (Musician).
Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc -- United States.
Celebrities -- United States -- Genealogy.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Bertelsen, Phil, film director.
Gleason, John, film director.
Gurland-Pooler, Hazel, film director.
Soenens, Muriel, film director.
Streeter, Sabin, film director.
Sweet, Jesse, film director.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., host.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1132538 Kanopy

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