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America The Story of UsHDTV-14

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Description

From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings, through to landing on the moon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how this country was built. America The Story of Us brings this story to life firsthand through patriots, frontiersmen, slaves, abolitionists, Native Americans, pioneers, immigrants, entrepreneurs and inventors. From the revolutionary war that birthed the nation to the civil war that divided it, into the making of the modern world, America The Story of Us is an epic, dramatic, heartbreaking and triumphant journey that reminds us that American history truly belongs to we, the people. Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more.

Customer Reviews

APUSH

Not only is history channel going to make this SICK, this is going to help repair my brain from this year's sadly lacking APUSH class to help me study in a memorable way for the upcoming the AP US History exam. Good move history channel, good move. My fellow AP US History classmates and I will be forever in your debt. Kudos.

I love it

This is a learning tool. The way history channel does it is amazing.

Over the top

This will surely have great production values and tell something of a compelling story but the hubris that inevitably accompanies the idea that one can successfully summarize the story of America in a half-day is telling of the lack of historical context with which Americans approach their past. Simply the fact that this series will start at the Revolutionary War and not give a serious look into the roughly three hundred years before it (and that only takes into account the history of the New World) is evident of a lack of a really serious focus on capturing a holistic view. The comment that the French were the actual designers and makers of the Statue of Liberty made by another reviewer is a good example of the shortsightedness of the makers of this program. Not to make a jab at the Framers but the ideals of liberty and freedom are not uniquely American virtues; most of the ideas that are found in the Constitution were directly derived from previous writings made in France and Britain. Besides, those ideals should ultimately be seen as universal, not things America can lay sole claim to. America has succeeded in many ways in large part because of its ideals and its people but a celebration of success is certainly not the same thing as a history.

America The Story of Us
View In iTunes $29.99
  • HD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Apr 25, 2010
  • CCin English for some episodes

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