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The Luddites

The Luddites [electronic resource (video)] / FremantleMedia.
New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2007], c1988.
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1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on Jan. 03, 2007.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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In 1812, there were violent disturbances in England when new machines were introduced into the wool industry. This docudrama re-creates the attempt, doomed from the start, of the desperate victims of the new machine age to strike back. Unable to get through to management, a group of workers vented their frustrations on the machines. Thus the Luddites have become symbolic, not only of the pointless opposition to machines' taking over human lives, but also of the larger issue of the human toll of industrialization.
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Originally produced: FremantleMedia, 1988
Images / Online / Video & Film
Added to Catalog
May 20, 2019
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Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
11 & up.
Craftsmen Rebellion (4:11)
Importance of the Wool Trade (3:14)
Machines Replace Skilled Workers (5:33)
Mechanization and British Economy (5:02)
Exploitation of Workers (3:42)
Protest Against the Factory Owners (5:32)
Luddites vs. Factory Owners (4:29)
Armed Rebellion (4:55)
Luddite Arrests (4:50)
Luddite Executions (3:23)
Luddites Fade Into History (5:46)
Videorecording number
3286 Infobase
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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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