The Rise of big business

United States, 1969

Film
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Through a study of the values, aspirations and achievements of Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan, the effect these men had on the growth of great business enterprises and the further effect those enterprises had on American society is shown. Life among coalminers and in the slums contrast with the lifestyle of the rich and show the direct relationship between the monopolistic practices, ruthless competition and expropriation, and the lives of the poor.

Credits

producer/director

Kenneth Vose

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Language

English

Duration

00:26:49:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27944

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Big business

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Business enterprises

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Business enterprises - Social aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Business ethics

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Coalminers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Corporations, American

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - United States

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Monopolies - United States

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wealth

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Business enterprises - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poor

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social structure - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Values

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Wealth

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Values

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Poor

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Values

History → Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

History → History

History → United States - History - 20th century

People → Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

People → Morgan, J.P.

People → Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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