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The Resource Canada, a people's history, Set 2, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; conceived and produced by Mark Starowicz ; produced and directed by Andrew Gregg, (videorecording)

Canada, a people's history, Set 2, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; conceived and produced by Mark Starowicz ; produced and directed by Andrew Gregg, (videorecording)

Label
Canada, a people's history, Set 2
Title
Canada, a people's history
Title number
Set 2
Statement of responsibility
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; conceived and produced by Mark Starowicz ; produced and directed by Andrew Gregg
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ep. 6. The Canadian west is opened by the great fur-trading empires of the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Companies, the native people who were their indispensable allies, and bold explorers and map makers who ventured from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Ocean and long-sought-for Pacific. Pierre Esprit Radisson defies a governor to take New France's trade far into the continent's interior and later, founds an English trading empire; Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de la Vérendrye, spends a lifetime searching for the Western Sea and pays dearly for it. Tough Dene chief Matonabbee leads Samuel Hearne on a monumental trek into the Barren Lands; Alexander Mackenzie's dash to the Pacific makes him one of the most celebrated men of his age. And David Thompson comes to the forbidding shores of Hudson Bay as a 14-year-old apprentice and eventually unlocks the secrets of the West more than any other man. As the fur trader's day comes to an end, settlers on the prairies and gold miners in British Columbia begin to claim the west for themselves
  • Ep. 8. In a few short years, a handful of small and separate British colonies are transformed into a new nation that controls half the North American continent. The story of Confederation, its supporters and its bitter foes, is told against a backdrop of U.S. Civil War and Britain's growing determination to be rid of its expensive, ungrateful colonies. The dawn of the photographic era provides a vivid portrait of the diverse people who make up the new Dominion of Canada: the railway magnates, the unwed mothers of Montreal, the nuns who provide refuge for the destitute, the prosperous merchants of Halifax, the brave fugitives of the Underground Railroad, and the tide of Irish immigrants who flood into the cities
  • Ep. 9. Confederation is barely accomplished when the new dominion must face an enormous challenge: extending its reach into the vast prairies and beyond, to the Pacific Ocean. But Canada blunders catastrophically in seeking to take over the west without the consent of its inhabitants, especially the Métis of Red River and their leader, the charismatic, troubled Louis Riel. The resistance of 1869-70 lays the groundwork for Manitoba to join Canada, but it also sets the stage for decades of conflict over the rights of French and English, Catholic and Protestant in the new territories. Thanks to an audacious promise of a transcontinental railway in 10 years, the settlers of British Columbia are more easily convinced of the merits of union; by 1873 Prince Edward Island has joined as well, and Canada can boast a dominion that extends from sea to sea
  • Ep. 7. By 1830, the struggle for democratic government in the colonies of British North America has reached fever pitch. As the colonies grow in wealth and population, a generation of charismatic reformers -- Joseph Howe in Nova Scotia, Louis-Joseph Papineau in Lower Canada and William Lyon Mackenzie in Upper Canada - confront the appointed governors and their local favourites with one demand: let the citizens' elected representatives run their own affairs. In the Canadas, the struggle leads to bloody rebellion and disastrous defeat for the rebels. Yet within 10 years, the prize of self-government is won, thanks in part to an unexpected alliance between the French and English-speaking forces of reform
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Awards note
Gemini Awards: Won Gemini Best Documentary Series, Gordon Henderson, Mark Starowicz, Hubert Gendron ; Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series, Eric N. Robertson, Claude Desjardins, For episode "When the World Began" ; Best Sound in an Information/Documentary Program or Series, Steve Cupan, Ron Searles, For episode "Battle for the Continent," 2001
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video rating: E
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
60
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Canada, a people's history, Set 2, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; conceived and produced by Mark Starowicz ; produced and directed by Andrew Gregg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on: Canada: a people's history by Don Gillmor and Pierre Turgeon
  • Canada, a people's history is a 17-episode, 32-hour CBC documentary television series on the history of Canada
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 7: Ep. 9. From Sea to Sea (1867 to 1873)
  • Disc 4: Ep. 6. The pathfinders (1670 to 1850)
  • Disc 5: Ep. 7. Rebellion and Reform (1815-1850)
  • Disc 6: Ep. 8. The Great Enterprise (1850 to 1867)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (60 min.)
Isbn
9781552599532
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CPH2134
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
5261279
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Canada, a people's history, Set 2, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; conceived and produced by Mark Starowicz ; produced and directed by Andrew Gregg, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on: Canada: a people's history by Don Gillmor and Pierre Turgeon
  • Canada, a people's history is a 17-episode, 32-hour CBC documentary television series on the history of Canada
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 7: Ep. 9. From Sea to Sea (1867 to 1873)
  • Disc 4: Ep. 6. The pathfinders (1670 to 1850)
  • Disc 5: Ep. 7. Rebellion and Reform (1815-1850)
  • Disc 6: Ep. 8. The Great Enterprise (1850 to 1867)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (60 min.)
Isbn
9781552599532
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CPH2134
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
5261279
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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