The Resource The Way West : Westward, the course of empire takes its way, 1., a Steeplechase Films, Inc. production for The American Experience in association with Channel Four Television ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)

The Way West : Westward, the course of empire takes its way, 1., a Steeplechase Films, Inc. production for The American Experience in association with Channel Four Television ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)

Label
The Way West : Westward, the course of empire takes its way, 1.
Title
The Way West
Title remainder
Westward, the course of empire takes its way
Title number
1.
Statement of responsibility
a Steeplechase Films, Inc. production for The American Experience in association with Channel Four Television ; WGBH Educational Foundation
Title variation
Westward, the course of empire takes its way (1845-1864)
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first episode of the series "The way west." Chronicles the colorful and frantic opening decades of expansion, from the 1840's down through the Civil War. The pioneer movement and then the Gold Rush transformed the destiny of the continent and turned the world of Native Americans upside down. The ever-quickening pace of expansion led to a series of bloody confrontations between Native Americans and whites, culminating in the Minnesota Uprising of 1862, and, two years later, the massacre at Sand Creek
Member of
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Bruce Shaw, Li-Shin Yu ; co-editor, Edward Barteski ; cinematography, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires ; music, Brian Keane ; co-producer, Matt Butcher ; associate producer, Norman Cohen ; sound editor, Ira Spiegel ; assistant editor, Chris White ; writer/director, Ric Burns ; producers, Lisa Ades, Ric Burns
PerformerNote
  • Narrated by Russell Baker ; featuring the voices of F. Murray Abraham, Philip Bosco, J.D. Cannon, Sam Elliott, Rodney Grant, Graham Greene, Holly Hunter, Gene Jones, Amy Madigan, E.G. Marshall, Frances McDormand, Matthew Modine, Chris Murney, George Plimpton, Ving Rhames, Frances Sternhagen, Wes Studi, Sheila Tousey, John Trudell, Eli Wallach, and M. Emmet Walsh
  • Host, David McCullough
Runtime
90
Technique
live action
Label
The Way West : Westward, the course of empire takes its way, 1., a Steeplechase Films, Inc. production for The American Experience in association with Channel Four Television ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced for television broadcast on the program The American experience
  • Hi-fi stereo
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
zmeld2 b3502647
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w & col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
409788
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
The Way West : Westward, the course of empire takes its way, 1., a Steeplechase Films, Inc. production for The American Experience in association with Channel Four Television ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced for television broadcast on the program The American experience
  • Hi-fi stereo
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
zmeld2 b3502647
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w & col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
409788
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc

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