The Men Who Built America

The Men Who Built America

Frontiersmen

DVD - 2018
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From the Revolution through the California Gold Rush, it tells the visceral, immersive narrative of the American frontier through the eyes of the most iconic figures who explored and fought to claim the country&́#x82;‚s vast wilderness. A prequel to the first award-winning miniseries, this four-part docuseries features dramatized portrayals of Daniel Boone, Tecumseh, Lewis and Clark, Davy Crocket and others.
Publisher: [New York City, New York] : A and E Television Networks, LLC., [2018]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (329 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, stereo, Dolby digital 2.0, rda.
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Alternative Title: Frontiersmen [dvd]

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green_owl_504
Mar 19, 2019

A very well built documentary about how america was made. (duh)

Manages to document the genocidal nature of the westward expansion of the United States at the same time singing Hallelujah to American Exceptionalism. Quite an accomplishment. (The dandy University of Texas historian H.W. Brands is quoted on screen saying something to the effect that our present-day cultural sensitivities have made us too squeamish about ethnic cleansing.) The early episodes about Boone, Tecumseh, Crockett and Jackson are quite good, illuminating the huge role the frontier Indian wars played in the Revolutionary War(s) against the British. ("Wars" plural if you count the War of 1812 as the Revolutionary War II.) The final episodes devoted to Charles Fremont, Kit Carson and the Mexican-American War don't have the same pizzazz as the earlier ones.

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green_owl_504
Mar 19, 2019

green_owl_504 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Mar 19, 2019

Violence: Little blood, but general battle violence throughout.

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