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The American Experience
More About the Film "America 1900"

America 1900 presents a comprehensive picture of what life was like in the United States at the turn of the century. Both the program and the Web site offer compelling images, information, and documents about American life. Students will be able to grasp historical concepts and issues through the stories of ordinary people across the country. Diverse voices and faces will help expand students' knowledge and understanding of the time period and how it relates to our lives today. The program also explores key themes such as the impact of technology, the rise of racism, immigration and the search for a national identity, and the rise of America as a world power.

Program Description
A synopsis of the film, and film credits

Enhanced Transcript
The broadcast program transcript with additional information

Interview Transcripts
Extended interviews with program participants

Further Reading
A list of books, articles, and Web sites relating to the program topic

Primary Sources
Documents, speeches and political cartoons from the year 1900.

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ccTHE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is closed captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers by The Caption Center at WGBH.

DVSA special narration track is added to the series by Descriptive Video Service® (DVS®), a service of WGBH to provide access to people who are blind or visually impaired. The DVS narration is available on the SAP channel of stereo TVs and VCRs.

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