Browse Series - 24 results

American Experience, 1, The Way West: Westward, the Course of Empire Takes Its Way
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directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience, 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 2 hours 47 mins
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 o...
directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience, 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 2 hours 47 mins
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American Experience, 2, The Way West: The Approach of Civilization
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directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience, 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 1 hour 24 mins
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 o...
directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience, 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 1 hour 24 mins
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American Experience, 3, The Way West: The War for the Black Hills
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directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience, 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 1 hour 26 mins
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 o...
directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience, 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 1 hour 26 mins
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American Experience, 4, The Way West: Ghost Dance
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directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 1 hour 28 mins
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 o...
directed by Ric Burns, 1955-, in American Experience, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 1 hour 28 mins
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American Experience, One Woman, One Vote
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directed by Ruth Pollak; produced by Ruth Pollak, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 1 hour 48 mins
The women's suffrage movement endured infighting, alliances, and betrayals, and won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
directed by Ruth Pollak; produced by Ruth Pollak, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1995), 1 hour 48 mins
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American Experience, The Donner Party: A Film by Ric Burns
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produced by Ric Burns, 1955-, WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 25 mins
Trapped in the Sierra Nevadas during the bitter winter of 1846, nearly 90 members of the Donner and Reed families longed for California's "Promised Land." But an untried shortcut became a death warrant for half of them--victims of madness, death, and cannibalism. The program re-creates the Donner Party's journey f...
produced by Ric Burns, 1955-, WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 25 mins
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American Experience, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
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directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014; produced by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014, WGBH Educational Foundation and Social Media Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 23 mins
In March 1931, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a shocking accusation of gang rape, by nine black teenagers on the train. So began the Scottsboro case, one of the 20th century's fieriest legal battles. The youths' trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War,...
directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014; produced by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014, WGBH Educational Foundation and Social Media Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 23 mins
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American Experience, New York: The Center of the World
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produced by Ric Burns, 1955-, WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 2 hours 59 mins
This final chapter of the acclaimed series NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM provides a powerful portrait of the events leading up to and following 9/11, reaching back to when the idea of a "world trade center" was first conceived and the towers were constructed. Explore the physical, economic, and symbolic aftermath o...
produced by Ric Burns, 1955-, WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2003), 2 hours 59 mins
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American Experience, Geronimo and the Apache Resistance
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 57 mins
For years, Apache tribes had resisted the advance of the pioneers and their threat to the traditional ways of life. But Geronimo fought the longest, becoming one of the most famous, feared and misunderstood Indian warriors in our history. Now at last, descendants of those Apaches who fought so long ago tell their...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 57 mins
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American Experience, Summer of Love
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directed by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010; produced by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love, music, and an alternative lifestyle had descende...
directed by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010; produced by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
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