Program
They Came to Work
Producing Organization
New Jersey Network
Contributing Organization
New Jersey Network (Trenton, New Jersey)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-259-st7dv30r
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Description
Program Description
"'They Came to Work' was produced as a pilot program for a N.J. educational history series and for presentation during the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty, the pilot and eventual series is designed for a secondary school level. The purpose of this program is to make New Jersey understandable and interesting to its citizens and students by focusing on the historical influences that have shaped the State over more than three centuries; in particular, 19th century immigration. Like other long established political communities, New Jersey today can be understood in terms of its past. It has assumed a public personality modeled by historical forces. N.J. is in fact, 'Different' form its neighbors, and its distinctive characteristics can be defined only by probing into its past. To know the State, one must go beyond a one dimensional view of the present and examine it in historical perspective. "From the 1840's to the 1920's, the bulk of New Jersey's industrial work force was immigrant. Mostly from rural backgrounds, new immigrants were drawn to the rapidly developing urban, manufacturing economy of N.J. not so much by the promise of friends and kin who preceded them. From the outset, immigration proved an ambivalent enterprise. The transition from Old World to New seldom fulfilled expectations, partly because of religious intolerance, partly because of the nature of urban life, partly because of the growing power urban industrialists exercised over the immigrants' well being. In this sense, New Jersey became a 'land between:' between a world of left behind and a new one that the immigrant helped make. "We feel that 'They Came to [Work]' is a good example of the use of Film and T.V. in making history come alive and understandable to our viewers."--1986 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1986-04-13
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:30:02.701
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Credits
Producing Organization: New Jersey Network
AAPB Contributor Holdings
New Jersey Network
Identifier: cpb-aacip-66ae376a949 (Filename)
Format: 1 inch videotape
Generation: Dub
Duration: 00:30:00
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-d903879a1bb (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 00:28:55
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Citations
Chicago: “They Came to Work,” 1986-04-13, New Jersey Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-259-st7dv30r.
MLA: “They Came to Work.” 1986-04-13. New Jersey Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-259-st7dv30r>.
APA: They Came to Work. Boston, MA: New Jersey Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-259-st7dv30r