Dramatized Pictorial History of the U.S. through the Civil War and its aftermath showing transition towards industrialization
United States USA Date:1961 Duration:3 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
'A nation rises ' Dramatization showing reenactments of scenes from civil war and aftermath in America. Still photographs of destruction from the civil war. Destroyed buildings and rubble in a Southern city. Numerous sets of railroad train wheels along with destroyed rails. Destroyed buildings in background. Dramatization showing postwar recovery efforts in rural areas, where men harness horses to help clear land. Settlers moving into the West. Buildings being constructed in the American Southwest. Herds of cattle moving through desert where cactus are growing. Illustration of a sailing ship carrying immigrants into New York harbor, with statue of Liberty in background. Reenactment of travelers boarding a large River boat. Smoke issuing from twin stacks of the river boat, as its horn blows. Bell ringing on the boat. Passengers watching from the boat as it moves along a river. Views of river and surrounding woods. A woman and baby on board the boat. Views of forests along river bank. View from water behind a moving sternwheeler river boat. A woman feeding chickens on a farm. A farmer harvesting a crop by hand, and another building a wall from stones taken out of the ground. A man stepping from a log house. An 18th century shop equipped with foot-operated wood working machines. Several farmers watching as one demonstrates Cyrus McCormick's reaper. (Note: period shown is from 1861 through about 1880. Film created about 1961)
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