Item Details

Westward Expansion [electronic resource]

produced by WGBH, Boston
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
American historian, Stephen Ambrose, joins Professors Maier and Miller in examining the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase, for the North, the South, and the history of the country. Topics include the impact of westward expansion and migration on the nation, most notably sowing the seeds of civil war.
Performers
Presented by Professor Donald L. Miller, Professor of History, Lafayette College.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
30 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school/college
9-12+
Notes
  • Website contains key events, map, transcript and webography.
  • Lecture series introduces the dynamic process of American history with first-person narratives, photos, film footage, documents and round-table discussions that reveal the nature of historical research itself.
  • Coordinated with "A People and a Nation," 6th edition, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Series
A Biography of America
Biography of America
Series Statement
A Biography of America ; 6
Biography of America ; 6
ISBN
1576802027 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2000.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details
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