Film, Video The Making of an American
About this Item
- The Making of an American
- Contributor Names
- Connecticut State Board of Education
- Hedlund, Guy
- Worcester Film Corporation
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Educational films
- - Fiction films
- - Silent films
- - Short films
- Educational films
- Fiction films
- Silent films
- Short films
- - Sound: This moving image content is silent, and was created without sound or a soundtrack.
- - Summary: An Italian immigrant arrives in America unable to speak English. Following disappointments and misfortunes, he takes language classes and ascends the ladder of success. Created as an education tool directed at industrial workers, this short drama was intended to help assimilate immigrants into mainstream culture, especially by encouraging them to learn English.
- Film, Video
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Mavis identifier: 16771
- Source Collection
- AFI/Ruckdeschel (George) Collection (Library Of Congress)
- Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Connecticut State Board Of Education, Guy Hedlund, and Worcester Film Corporation. The Making of an American. 1920. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs00016771/.
APA citation style:
Connecticut State Board Of Education, Hedlund, G. & Worcester Film Corporation. (1920) The Making of an American. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs00016771/.
MLA citation style:
Connecticut State Board Of Education, Guy Hedlund, and Worcester Film Corporation. The Making of an American. 1920. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mbrs00016771/>.