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Title:
The American West : history, myth, and legacy
Publication Information:
Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2017]

2017.
ISBN:
9781629974330
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 197 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm)
System Details:
DVD.
Series:
Great courses. History. American history.
Language:
English
Language Note:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. In English.
General Note:
24 lectures (30 min. each).

Course no. 8552.
Contents:
Westward the course of empire -- The West in the colonial era -- Venturing beyond the Appalachians -- Discoveries of Lewis and Clark -- The fur trade and the mountain men -- Trail of tears -- Struggles of the Plains Indians -- Rebellious Texas and the Alamo -- Traveling the Oregon Trail -- Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War -- The California gold rush -- Bleeding Kansas and Civil War in the West -- Building the transcontinental railroads -- Cowboys and cattle drives -- Homesteaders on the plains -- Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee -- Life in western towns and cities -- John Wesley Powell and the desert southwest -- Women in the wild west -- From territories to western states -- Western violence, law, and order -- Protecting Yellowstone and Yosemite -- Mythology of the American West -- Winning the West?
Abstract:
Experience the grit and the glory of the early American West with an acclaimed Great Courses professor.
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