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Panama Canal Cover Image DVD DVD

Panama Canal

Summary: On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1608833941
  • ISBN: 9781608833948
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: United States : PBS Distribution, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast on television as an episode of American experience on January 24, 2011.
Formatted Contents Note: Wonder of the modern world -- The Republic of Panama -- Challenges breaking ground -- John Stevens -- Recruiting workers -- Mosquito eradication -- Roosevelt visits Panama -- The Culebra cut -- Finishing the canal -- Credits.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Andrew Young ; editor, George O'Donnell ; music, Peter Rundquist.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround sound.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Panama Canal (Panama) History
Panama Panama Canal
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Educational television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library DVD 972.87 PAN (Text) 000115758 Video Available -

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