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The geography of hope

Author: Stephen IvesJody AbramsonMichael KantorGeoffrey C WardDayton DuncanAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video ; [Atlanta, Ga] : Turner Home Entertainment, ©1996.
Series: West, 7.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged  Read more...
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Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; Buffalo Bill; Buffalo Bill; Theodore Roosevelt
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ives; Jody Abramson; Michael Kantor; Geoffrey C Ward; Dayton Duncan; Ken Burns; Peter Coyote; Insignia Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Florentine Films.; PBS Home Video.; Turner Home Entertainment (Firm); Time Life Video & Television.
ISBN: 078061349X 9780780613492
OCLC Number: 36206784
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Historical TV documentary series.
"Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container.
Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C.
Credits: Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward.
Performer(s): Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Description: 1 videocassette (85 min.) : sd., col. and B & W ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: West, 7.
Other Titles: West.
Responsibility: a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV, Washington, in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; directed by Stephen Ives.

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By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic.

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