School Media Associates
Free Shipping at School Media Associates
Login: New User
Call School Media Associates Order School Media
Sign-up for Special Offers
View Cart Contact SMA for School Media
Advanced Search

American Steel: Built to Last

American Steel: Built to Last

school media add cart
Item Number:
50 min.
Closed Caption:
A & E Entertainment
Its roots go back to the Ancient Egyptians, whose iron weapons helped maintain an empire that lasted three millennia. But in the 1850s, Englishmen Henry Bessemer invented a process that turned iron into steel, and the world was changed forever. MODERN MARVELS shows how this invention laid the groundwork for the industrial revolution, transforming the world, and, especially, America. The new metal and the new nation were a perfect fit, and America was reborn with a backbone of steel. It became the foundation of the corporate empires of Carnegie and Morgan; skyscrapers with skeletons of steel scraped the heavens; steel rails, trains, ships, planes, and automobiles built a transportation network unmatched in the world. Here, incredible footage goes inside the largest steel works to show how the vital metal is created. Experts detail the forces that led to the decline of American steel in the '60s and '70s. And see how the industry has rebounded in the '90s with new technology and innovative leadership. It's a galvanizing look at the industry that, literally, made America.

Also from A & E Entertainment
Jungle Ambush
Jungle Ambush
Chattanooga: Dangerous Trespassing
Chattanooga: Dangerous Trespassing
Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel
Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor

School Media Associates


A&E Video
Ambrose Video
Crystal Productions
Discovery School
Disney Educational
Educational Video Network
Films Media Group
GPN Educational Media
Hawkhill Associates
Human Relations Media
Kultur International
Language Tree
Learning Seed
Learning ZoneXpress
Monterey Media
National Geographic
Nest Family
New Dimensions Media
PBS Video
Schlessinger Media
Standard Deviants
TMW Media Group
Teachers Video Company
WGBH Boston

Click here for more Producers...