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A Biography of America

Author: Donald L MillerPauline MaierLouis P MasurWaldo E MartinDouglas Brinkley; et al; All authors
Publisher: Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation ; [S.l.] Annenberg/CPB, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 26-part series of half-hour programs explores the human side of American history and encourages critical thinking about the forces that shaped America. Using photos, film footage, and documents, host historians lecture in a first-person narrative to describe a collective life story and history of American people and their every-day events.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Miller; Pauline Maier; Louis P Masur; Waldo E Martin; Douglas Brinkley; Virginia Scharff; Fred Barzyk; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Annenberg/CPB.; et al
ISBN: 1576802027 9781576802021
OCLC Number: 45006338
Notes: Funding provided by Annenberg Foundation/CPB (Corporation of Public Broadcasting).
Videocassettes contain two 30-minute parts on each tape.
Set contains programs #101K1 through #122K1.
Credits: Videographers: Robert Birkett, Bill Charette, Lance Douglas, Michael Mulvey, Joe Vitagliano; still photographer: Kathleen Doeher; series graphics: Alison Kennedy; motion graphics: Daryl Myers; senior editor: Mark Geffen; editors: Andrea Willians, Richard Katz, Harlan Reiniger; theme music: David Amram; additional music: Associated Production Music; senior historical consultant: Raymond W. Smock; senior researcher: Michael Mushlitz.
Performer(s): Speakers: Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Douglas Brinkley, Virginia Scharff.
Description: 13 videocassettes (60 min. each) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. New world encounters: The beginnings of America--pt. 2. English settlement: New England and Virginia--pt. 3. Growth and empire: The best poor man's country in the world--pt. 4. The coming of independence--pt. 5. A new system of government--pt. 6. Westward expansion: The empire of liberty--pt. 7. The rise of capitalism: The unseen hand--pt. 8. The reform impulse: Religion and individualism--pt. 9. Slavery: The South and slave culture--pt. 10. The coming of the Civil War--pt. 11 The Civil War: Vicksburg--
pt. 12. Reconstruction--pt. 13. America at its Centennial: The revolution betrayal--pt. 14. Industrial supremacy--pt. 15. The new city: Planned order and messy vitality--pt. 16. The West--pt. 17. Capital and labor--pt. 18. TR and Wilson: Two faces of power--pt. 19. A vital progressivism--pt. 20. The twenties: The tensions of prosperity--pt. 21. FDR and the depression--pt. 22. World War II: Total war--pt. 23. The fifties: From war to normalcy--pt. 24. The sixties: Vietnam and civil rights--pt. 25. Contemporary history: Critical thinking about 1972-2000--pt. 26. The redemptive imagination.
Responsibility: with Donald L. Miller ... [et al.] in cooperation with Library of Congress and National Archives and Records Administration ; producer/director, Fred Barzyk ; producer, WGBH Educational Foundation.

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This 26-part series of half-hour programs explores the human side of American history and encourages critical thinking about the forces that shaped America. Using photos, film footage, and documents, host historians lecture in a first-person narrative to describe a collective life story and history of American people and their every-day events.

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Developed under the guidance of a "Scholar Team" of historians, led by Donald L. Miller, Professor of History at Lafayette College, this series provides an interesting and enlightened approach to presenting material typically found in the introductory survey of American history courses directed at senior...
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