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A Biography of America (series)

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Reconstruction
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the C... [more]
March 15, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Coming of Independence
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
Professor Maier tells the story of how the English-loving colonist transforms into the freedom-loving American rebel. The luminaries of the early days of the Republic -- Washington, Jefferson, Adams -- are featured in this program as they craft the D... [more]
March 14, 2011 at 01:00 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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English Settlement
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
As the American character begins to take shape in the early seventeenth century, English settlements develop in New England and Virginia. Their personalities are dramatically different. Professor Miller explores the origins of values, cultures, and e... [more]
March 14, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Slavery
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreachable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketch... [more]
March 15, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Rise of Capitalism
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
Individual enterprise merges with technological innovation to launch the Commercial Revolution -- the seedbed of American industry. The program features the ideas of Adam Smith, the efforts of entrepreneurs in New England and Chicago, the Lowell Mill... [more]
March 14, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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A New System of Government
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union, and the program ends with the ... [more]
March 14, 2011 at 01:03 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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New World Encounters
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
Professor Miller introduces A Biography of America and its team of historians. The program looks at the beginnings of American history from west to east, following the first Ice Age migrations through the corn civilizations of Middle America, and the... [more]
March 14, 2011 at 12:29 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Reform Impulse
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
The Industrial Revolution has its dark side, and the tumultuous events of the period touch off intense and often thrilling reform movements. Professor Masur presents the ideas and characters behind the Great Awakening, the abolitionist movement, the ... [more]
March 14, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Growth and Empire
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
Benjamin Franklin and Franklin's Philadelphia take center stage in this program. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Professor Miller brings the American story to... [more]
March 14, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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The Civil War
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle -- and the war. (26:40)
March 15, 2011 at 12:20 AM
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