The way West [videorecording] / a Steeplechase Films production for the American Experience in association with Channel Four Television; WGBH Educational Foundation
DVDs | distributed by Shanachie Entertainment Corp. | 2004
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 978.02 W)
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Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation and Steeplechase Films, Inc. ; [S.l.] : distributed by Shanachie Entertainment Corp., 2004.
4 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Host, David McCullough ; narrated by Russell Baker.
Writer/director, Ric Burns ; producers, Lisa Ades and Ric Burns ; cinematography, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires ; original music composed and arranged by Brian Keane ; edited by Bruce Shaw.
Originally produced as episodes of the PBS television series The American Experience in 1995.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
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.
v.1. 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.
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