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The West

Author: Ken BurnsStephen IvesJody AbramsonMichael KantorGeoffrey C WardAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Stephen Ives; Jody Abramson; Michael Kantor; Geoffrey C Ward; Dayton Duncan; Peter Coyote; Insignia Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Florentine Films.; Time Life Video & Television.; PBS Home Video.; Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 078061352X : 9780780613522
OCLC Number: 35920142
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Historical TV documentary.
Originally broadcast as a PBS series.
Credits: Director of photography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore ; music by Matthias Gohl ; supervising editor, Paul Barnes ; edited by Richard Hankin, Michael Levine and Adam Zucker.
Performer(s): Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Description: 9 videocassettes (728 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; stereo.
Contents: episode 1. The people (82 min.) --
episode 2. Empire upon the trails (84 min.) --
episode 3. The speck of the future (84 min.) --
episode 4. Death runs riot (84 min.) --
episode 5. The grandest enterprise under God (84 min.) --
episode 6. Fight no more forever (85 min.) --
episode 7. The geography of hope (84 min.) --
episode 8. Ghost dance (58 min.) --
episode 9. One sky above us (62 min.).
Other Titles: People.
Empire upon the trails.
Speck of the future.
Death runs riot.
Grandest enterprise under God.
Fight no more forever.
Geography of hope.
Ghost dance.
One sky above us.
Responsibility: Ken Burns presents a film by Stephen Ives ; 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 ; senior producer, Ken Burns ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan.

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Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West.

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