Fighting the Tide

Fighting the Tide

Transformation of Maritime Shipping

Streaming Video - 2006
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Over the course of the 20th century, unionization and innovation totally reshaped the centuries-old maritime shipping industry. Beginning with a rich portrayal of life as a longshoreman in the early 1900s, this program chronicles organized labor's long-fought battles for respect and good wages-gains ultimately stripped of their meaning by the introduction of a whole new way of moving cargoes between land and sea: the container. The intertwined biographies of labor leader Harry Bridges and container inventor Malcolm McLean provide the framework for this dramatic chapter out of American industrial history.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2000
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (58 min.) :,sd., col., digital

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