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The Passaic Textile Strike

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

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Incited by wage cuts, speed-ups, and lengthened working hours, the largely immigrant workers in the textile mills of Passaic, New Jersey shut down the mills on January 25, 1926 for more than a year. In this documentary covering the event, a number of labor leaders are seen speaking at labor rallies, while some incidents of tear-gassing and beating of strikers by police are captured on film. The prologue is a dramatization of the fictional Breznac family, who immigrate to America only to encounter industrial oppression and exploitation.

Complete Program Title: The Passaic Textile Strike: the Battle for Life of the Workers Who Make the Cloth that Clothes You

Date Created: 1926

Credits:
Lester Balog – Cinematographer
Sam Brody – Cinematographer
William Schwartfeller – Cinematographer
Albert Wagenknecht – Producer
Sam Russak – Director
Margaret Larkin – Screenwriter

Producer: International Workers Aid

Duration: 01:18:43 [hh:mm:ss]

Language: Silent with Intertitles in English

The Land Called New Jersey

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

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This program portrays three hundred years of progress in New Jersey and the contributions of the citizens of the State to the history of the United States. It includes sequences on the granting and the naming of the State, on the colonial period, on early industry and transportation, and on Thomas Edison and the age of invention. The program describes the industries, educational system, cities, recreational areas, landmarks, historic sites and other features of twentieth century New Jersey.

Date Created: Circa 1964 (estimated)

Credits:
Michael A. Carlo – Cinematographer
David Jacobson – Editor
Winston Sharples – Composer
John T. Cunningham – Consultant
Gene Starbecker – Director
John Bransby – Producer

Publisher: Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Del.)

Duration: 00:27:51 [hh:mm:ss]

Language: English

Smokestacks and Steeples

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

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This program traces the history and development of manufacturing in Paterson, New Jersey. Discusses the impact of Paterson’s Great Falls on the development of the city and its various industries. Cotton production, paper manufacturing, silk production and breweries were some of the industries that flourished in Paterson.

Complete Program Title: Smokestacks and Steeples: a Portrait of Paterson

Date Created: 1992

Credits:
Vincent N. Parrillo – Writer, Narrator, Producer and Editor
Gary M. Shinn – Producer and Editor

Publisher: Comcast Corporation in Association with Vincent N. Parrillo

Duration: 00:28:01 [hh:mm:ss]

Language: English