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Author: Ric BurnsLisa AdesDavid G McCulloughRussell BakerSteeplechase Films Inc.All authors
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation and Steeplechase Films, Inc. ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by Shanachie Entertainment Corp., 1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story begins with the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people through the Civil War period. It then examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The conclusion traces the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn, the oppression of Native American tribes, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ric Burns; Lisa Ades; David G McCullough; Russell Baker; Steeplechase Films Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Educational Foundation.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Channel Four (Great Britain); Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
ISBN: 1566331641 9781566331647 156633165X 9781566331654 1566331668 9781566331661 1566331676 9781566331678 1566331684 9781566331685
OCLC Number: 32930872
Language Note: Close-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Videocassette release of the November 26, 1990 episode of the PBS television series, co-produced by WGBH/Boston and WNET/Thirteen and KCET/Los Angeles.
"Shanachie home video"--Cassette cartridges.
Credits: Cinematography, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires ; original music composed and arranged by Brian Keane ; edited by Bruce Shaw.
Performer(s): Host, David McCullough ; narrated by Russell Baker.
Description: 4 videocassettes (360 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. l. Westward, the course of empire takes its way, 1845-1864 --
v. 2. The approach of civilization, 1865- 1869 --
v. 3. The war for the Black Hills, 1870-1876 --
v. 4. Ghost dance, 1877-1893.
Other Titles: Westward, the course of the empire takes its way.
Approach of civilization.
War for the Black Hills.
Ghost dance.
American experience.
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Steeplechase Films production for the American Experience in association with Channel Four Television ; written and directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Lisa Ades and Ric Burns ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

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The story begins with the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people through the Civil War period. It then examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The conclusion traces the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn, the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee.

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