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Black Gold : The Story of Oil / A&E Networks.

Other author/creatorInfobase, film distributor.
Other author/creatorA&E Networks (Firm)
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : A&E Networks, [1998]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©1998
Description1 online resource (1 video file (43 min., 37 sec)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films On Demand collection
Series Empires Of Industry
Empires Of Industry. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents New Energy Source (2:03); First Oil Well (3:20); Black Gold Rush (2:31); John Davison Rockefeller (2:56); Rockefeller and Flagler (2:37); Consolidating Cleveland Refineries (2:21); Robber Baron (2:10); Standard Oil Trust (3:06); Gasoline (2:34); Texas Oil Industry (1:29); Spindletop Gusher (4:02); Developing Gulf Oil (2:44); Texaco (2:40); Love Affair with the Automobile (2:02); Oil Competition (2:07); OPEC Embargo and the Gulf War (3:14); Credits: Black Gold: The Story of Oil (1:03);
Abstract This documentary looks at the U.S. oil industry’s development and evolution over a century. Beginning with Edwin Drake’s first well in Pennsylvania, we learn about John D. Rockefeller’s rise to prominence as a “robber baron” controlling 90% of U.S. refineries through the Standard Oil Trust; the transition from kerosene to gasoline around the turn of the century; competition from Texas oil wildcatters; anti-trust legislation dissolving Standard Oil in 1911; America’s love affair with the automobile in the 1950s that brought about oil imports; the OPEC embargo; and Gulf War, waged to protect the oil-dependent American economy.
General noteOriginally released by A&E Networks, 1998.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 09, 2017.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Interest grade level 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: Films On Demand platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number130764 Infobase
Publisher number[130760]s Infobase

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