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Analyzing Historical Films.edited 1

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1 `FILM ANALYSIS 1. Name of the film The name of the film is The African Americans _ Many Rivers to Cross _ The Cotton economy and Slavery. 2. Main point in the film The film explains how the cotton industry nourished in the American textile industry. The demand for cotton rose shortly after the textile industry exploded leading to enormous demand for cotton. There was the massive replacement of Native Americans living on the lands because they were needed for expansion of cotton growth. These lands were excavated to create more space for growing cotton. Slavery hit its peak as African people were utilized as labor in these fields in form of slaves. The returns for the sale of cotton immensely rose, and more land was acquired to increase the supply of this commodity. More land under cotton meant that more black slaves were needed; this heightened slave trade. 3. P - What is the point of view of the film? Was it overly favorable or critical of a particular group or individual? The point of view of the film is basically that slave trade was escalated by increased value for cotton. Cotton turned American lands valuable through its growth on every available piece of land. The film in ...
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