Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The Power and the Land

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Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The Power and the Land

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Director:
King Vidor
Released:
1940
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Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The Power and the Land is a fascinating examination of American life during the Great Depression. This video deals specifically with the struggle to bring electricity to rural areas of the struggling United States. When America entered the Great Depression, vast swaths of the nation lacked reliable electric power. The absence of electricity in these areas made it extremely difficult for farms and factories to operate safely and efficiently. The horrifying economic conditions during the Great Depression made electrical service providers reluctant to provide these rural areas with electric power because of the astronomical network construction costs. When rural customers were able to get power, they were often charged rates that were twice as high as those paid by their urban counterparts. Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - The Power and the Land explores this complex dilemma, and the eventual solution provided by President Roosevelt's New Deal Rural Electrification Initiative.moreless

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