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The West of the imagination

Author: William H GoetzmannTom WeidlingerDavid KennardKERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)Independent Communications Associates.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of the American West as America's national myth. From the myth of romantic Indians, larger-than-life heroes and villains, nature grander and fiercer then nature itself, of untold wealth and epic human endurance, the story sweeps from the path of Lewis and Clark to the westward surge in the mid-19th century and the opening of the West via the transcontinental railroad through to the saga of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Art
In art
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William H Goetzmann; Tom Weidlinger; David Kennard; KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station); Independent Communications Associates.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 14639257
Notes: "FFH 1102--FFH 1107."
Credits: Writer, Tom Weidlinger, William H. Goetzmann, Janelle Balnicke, David Kennard ; original music, Stephen Montague ; cinematography, Hilgard J. Brown, Michael Anderson, Robert Cozens, Erik Daarstad ; producer, Stan Matthews ; director, Ginny Martin ; series producer, David Kennard.
Performer(s): James Whitmore ; interviewed, William H. Goetzmann.
Description: 6 videocassettes (312 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: The romantic horizon --
The golden land --
Images of glory --
The wild riders --
Play the legend --
Enduring dreams.
Other Titles: Romantic horizon
Golden land
Images of glory
Wild riders
Play the legend
Enduring dreams
Responsibility: KERA-TV (Dallas) ; in association with Independent Communications Associates.

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Presents the story of the American West as America's national myth. From the myth of romantic Indians, larger-than-life heroes and villains, nature grander and fiercer then nature itself, of untold wealth and epic human endurance, the story sweeps from the path of Lewis and Clark to the westward surge in the mid-19th century and the opening of the West via the transcontinental railroad through to the saga of the working cowboy, movie cowboys, wild West show, and country singers to the West of today which remains the land of dreams and promise.

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