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Making a Fortune / Open University.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorOpen University.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2012.
Description1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series Empire: A British Chronicle
Empire, A British Chronicle. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents A Profit Driven Empire (2:08) -- British Privateering (2:44) -- From Theft to Trade (3:15) -- Growing Rich from Slavery (Graphic language and imagery) (3:44) -- British West Indies' Legacy of Slavery (2:36) -- Battle of Plassey (4:56) -- Building an Empire on Greed (1:02) -- Britain's Love Affair with Chintz (4:41) -- Forced Trade in the Colonies (3:19) -- A Fortune from Guano (1:57) -- Hong Kong's Drug Money Origins (5:13) -- Opium Wars (2:47) -- A Colony Gains Independence (2:36) -- Capitalizing on Latex (4:34) -- Exchanging Goods with the Colonies (1:58) -- Indian Cotton Boycott (5:55) -- Shifting Imperial Power Relations (4:48) -- Credits: Making a Fortune: Empire-A British Chronicle (0:44)
Abstract God, glory, and gold-among those three motives for conquest, there's little doubt about which shines brightest. This program shows how Britain's hegemony began as a pirates' treasure hunt, grew into a loosely aligned realm based on trade, and developed into not only an empire but a global financial network. Viewers travel from Jamaica, where sugar made plantation owners rich on the backs of African slaves, to Calcutta, where British traders became the new princes of India. The film then heads to Hong Kong, where British-supplied opium fueled colonization and economic dominance. Unfair trading helped spark the independence movement in India, led by Mahatma Gandhi; in a former cotton-spinning town in Lancashire, viewers meet two women who remember Gandhi's extraordinary visit in 1931.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 13, 2013.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Open University, 2012.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number51980s Films Media Group
Publisher number51984 Films Media Group

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