New York, a documentary film. Episode one, The country and the city [videorecording] /
a Steeplechase Films production ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Lisa Ades and Ric Burns ; written by Ric Burns and James Sanders ; a Steeplechase Films production for the American Experience in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET, and the New-York Historical Society.
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2004.
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Cinematography, Buddy Squires and Allen Moore ; edited by Li-Shin Yu ; narrated by David Ogden Stiers ; music, Brian Keane.
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Originally broadcast in 1999 on the PBS series the American experience.
The first segment in an 8-part series chronicling the history of New York City from 1609 through 2003. Episode 1: Covers the rise of New York from its discovery in 1609 through the explosion of commercial growth sparked by the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. Examines the defining role the Dutch played in the development of the city's character, the impact of the British empire and the horrors of slavery, the establishment of the Stock Exchange, New York's fateful role in the American revolution and its brief tenure as the nation's capital.
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Closed captioned.
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