Freedom: A History of Us, Part 6 of 8
Safe for Democracy & Depression and WarDownloadable Video - 2008
Episode 11: Safe for DemocracyWith help from the Wright brothers' introduction of the airplane, the country begins to soar. Woodrow Wilson and America reluctantly join the fight in World War I, while on the home front, women at last get the right to vote. The twenties roar with new levels of personal freedom.Episode 12: Depression and WarWith Black Thursday, and the collapse of the stock market, America heads into the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt builds a New Deal, while, overseas, Adolf Hitler rises to power and invades Poland. Responding to Pearl Harbor, the worst attack in American history to that time, FDR guides the nation through World War II.The 16-part series Freedom: A History of US is based on books by Joy Hakim. Freedom is America's highest calling, what generations lived and died for. Yet it came fitfully, often at great cost. "Unfreedoms" littering our national story have undermined its integrity. The series opens with Jefferson's vision of an all-inclusive American dream, before examining contradictions: subjugation of women, abuse of labor, threats to civil liberties.Note: This is part 6 of a series of 8 parts.
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