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Biography of America, A; Westward Expansion

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Series
Biography of America, A
Program
Westward Expansion
Program Number

106

Series Description

A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians — Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin,Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff — present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives.Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history — how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens' lives. Series release date: 10/2000

Program Description

Series Description: A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians — Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin,Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff — present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives.Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history — how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens' lives.

Duration

00:32:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
History
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Biography of America, A; Westward Expansion,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42E8FAA6DFCB49ABBECB21F3475CD13D.
MLA: “Biography of America, A; Westward Expansion.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42E8FAA6DFCB49ABBECB21F3475CD13D>.
APA: Biography of America, A; Westward Expansion. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42E8FAA6DFCB49ABBECB21F3475CD13D
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