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Ken Burns's The West, 4, Death Runs Riot
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; directed by Stephen Ives, fl. 1988-2017; produced by Stephen Ives, fl. 1988-2017, in Ken Burns's The West, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1996), 1 hour 26 mins
The United States had envisioned an orderly expansion into the West: treaties were supposed to legitimize settlement; surveys were to map the land; then Americans would spread peacefully across it -- all under the guidance and protection of their government. But the California Gold Rush and the war with Mexico cha...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; directed by Stephen Ives, fl. 1988-2017; produced by Stephen Ives, fl. 1988-2017, in Ken Burns's The West, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1996), 1 hour 26 mins
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