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The West. [Episode 2], Empire upon the trails

Author: Stephen IvesJody AbramsonMichael KantorGeoffrey C WardDayton DuncanAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 1996]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Mexican landowners in California to Native American tribes in the Black Hills, students discover various perspectives on territorial claims to the West and the history of U.S. annexation. This segment explains how events, such as the Texas War of Independence, opened the door to U.S. annexation. Diary excerpts, letters, and other primary resources vividly portray the experiences of early Oregon Trail settlers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Narcissa Prentiss Whitman; Sam Houston; Sager family.; Sam Houston; Sager family.; Narcissa Prentiss Whitman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ives; Jody Abramson; Michael Kantor; Geoffrey C Ward; Dayton Duncan; Ken Burns; Peter Coyote; Insignia Films.; Florentine Films.; Time Life Video & Television.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Turner Home Entertainment (Firm); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 122266455
Notes: Originally broadcast in 1996.
Credits: Executive producer, Ken Burns ; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; editor, Richard Hankin ; music, Matthias Gohl ; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward.
Performer(s): Narrator, Peter Coyote.
Description: 1 streaming video file (85 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sound, color and black and white
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Other Titles: West: Empire upon the trails
Responsibility: a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV, Washington in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan.

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From Mexican landowners in California to Native American tribes in the Black Hills, students discover various perspectives on territorial claims to the West and the history of U.S. annexation. This segment explains how events, such as the Texas War of Independence, opened the door to U.S. annexation. Diary excerpts, letters, and other primary resources vividly portray the experiences of early Oregon Trail settlers and the Mormons.

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