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Social Class in America



Shows the differences in the life experience of three male babies from three different social classes. One young man succeeds his father as president of the family manufacturing company. Another, a middle-class white-collar worker at the same company, leaves the town of his birth and moves to New York City where he becomes a respected advertising art director, thus rising in social status. A third, born into the working class, trains as a mechanic and holds an influential job at a service station. The sociological tone of the film does not mask a sobering narrative of the limitations that social class divisions inflict on all Americans.                                              
 
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Video Information
Year: 1957
Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Sociology; Class; 1950s;
Duration: 00:14:49
Color: No
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: Knickerbocker Productions
Contributing Organization: Internet Archive
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2006
Digitizing Organization: Internet Archive

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