The great flood

The great flood

Physical Description
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
DVD insert includes the essay "High water marks" by Philip Horne.
Special feature: trailers.

Subject Term
Floods -- Mississippi River -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Blues (Music)

Geographic Term
Mississippi River -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Population -- History -- 20th century.

Documentary films.
Historical films.

Added Author
Frisell, Bill.

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its earthen embankments in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles. Part of its legacy was the forced exodus of displaced sharecroppers, who left plantation life and migrated to Northern cities, adapting to an industrial society with its own set of challenges. Musically, the Great Migration fueled the evolution of acoustic blues to electric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago becoming the wellspring for R&B and rock as well as developing jazz styles. THE GREAT FLOOD is a collaboration between filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and guitarist and composer Bill Frisell inspired by the 1927 catastrophe.

System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; stereo.

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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Nonfiction DVDDVD 363.3493 GRE11Nonfiction DVDs
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Nonfiction DVDDVD 363.3493 GRE11Nonfiction DVDs
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Nonfiction DVDDVD 363.3493 GRE11Nonfiction DVDs
Stillwater Public LibraryNonfiction DVDDVD 363.3493 GRE11Nonfiction DVDs