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by Stephen Ives,Ken Burns,Dayton Duncan

ePub The West: An Illustrated History for Children download
Stephen Ives,Ken Burns,Dayton Duncan
Little Brown & Co; 1st edition (September 1, 1996)
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The West: An Illustrated. Mr. Ward's other books include A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography and the 1990 Francis Parkman Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians.

The West explores the tensions between whites and the native peoples they sought to displace, but it also encompasses the Hispanic experience in the . Geoffrey C. Ward, Stephen Ives, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns. Издание: иллюстрированное.

The West explores the tensions between whites and the native peoples they sought to displace, but it also encompasses the Hispanic experience in the West, from the time of the conquistadors to the transformation of a Mexican-American village called Los Angeles into the region's major metropolis; the lives of Chinese immigrants who called the region "Gold Mountain"; and the ordeals of freed slaves from the South who sought a better life homesteading on the Great Plains.

The West, sometimes marketed as Ken Burns Presents: The West, is a 1996 television documentary miniseries about the American Old West. It was directed by Stephen Ives and featured Ken Burns as executive producer. It was first broadcast on PBS on eight consecutive nights from September 15 to 22, 1996. Stephen Ives and Ken Burns had worked together on several previous series, including The Civil War (1990) and Baseball (1994).

He has been a consultant on many of Ken Burns's documentary films and was the co-writer and consulting producer of the PBS series "The West.

A presentation, based on a PBS television documentary, of the story of the West, a magnificent but harsh landscape, and the people who have tried to claim it. Get A Copy.

Dayton Duncan, writer and producer of The National Parks, is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker. His nine other books include, with Ken Burns, Horatio& Drive and Lewis & Clark. Country Music: An Illustrated History. Dayton Duncan, Kenneth Burns.

This riveting, illustrated volume of vivid written and oral history extends the scope of the film (premiering . Thank you Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan for your outstanding work. The West: An Illustrated History.

This riveting, illustrated volume of vivid written and oral history extends the scope of the film (premiering on PBS in mid-November) and clarifies our understanding of the worst manmade ecological disaster in American history. The Great Plains, a land of little rain and perpetual wind redeemed by buffalo grass, experienced a rare wet spell in the 1920s, just as homesteaders were encouraged to farm, and technological advances made it possible to plow up millions of acres of sod, exposing the soil.

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Provides a broad outline for young readers on the history of the land beyond the Mississippi, discussing how the West came to be a claimed piece of territory by the Europeans through various struggles, explorations, and other important events. TV tie-in.
  • Mr. Duncan delivers a beautiful book that is well written, easy to read, and what a nice way to spend an evening with some kids, too.

  • Great book about what really happened!

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  • To the Native Americans, it was home. To Spanish Mexico, it was the north. To the British and French in Canada, it was the south. To the Russians and Chinese, it was the east. "But it was the Americans - the last to arrive - who named it the West and then made it part of their nation." Dayton Duncan's "The West" tells the story of how the United States fulfilled its manifest destiny to extend all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The story begins with native peoples but they soon find the first Spanish who entered the region looking for the Seven Cities of Gold. Lewis and Clark's expeditions are documented along site the Mexican-American War. There is a close look at the cowboy. Duncan explores the new economics of mining and ranching. Along with the everyday life of settlers, the impact of the Civil War is explored. The life of requisite figures such as Sam Clements, Sam Houston, General Custer and Sitting Bull are covered. The title covers the brutality that was directed at the Native Americans. Treatment of this topic proves to be one of the book's shining strengths. Indeed, many histories gloss over this dynamic of the region. Dayton Duncan's writing formula is that he introduces a large historical movement and then gives a personalized account. This technique is very effective. As "An Illustrated History for Children," this is intended for younger readers. Were it not for the power of suggestion held in the subtitle, the book would seem perfect for almost any reader. Given the writing style and historical photographs, this book may better appeal to more mature readers. The notion of a children's companion to the PBS series is in itself a bit odd since the Ken Burns series had no appeal to younger viewers. Regardless, the book shares the show's thematic organization and sensibility. In the end, "The West: An Illustrated History for Children" is a well-balanced and thoughtful overview of the Western experience.

  • Contrary to the feeling of the previous reviewer, I feel this is exactly why my children love The West series. Children can appreciate the depiction of real people, real struggles, and real events in real places. I am so thankful that I found this title at the library this week. When we renew our study of US history in the fall, this will provide an excellent spine for review. In many ways, Duncan shows how this is a study in world history, to some extent. This is not Little House on the Prarie, by any means. The complexity of what happens dring the growth of a nation is handled very well. The reliance on primary sources, combined with a generous bibliography at the end of the book, should attract parents (and home school families) who value the input of those that were there and describe the experience in their own words. There is a great amount of heartache. It did not leave me with a desire to wave Old Glory and celebrate the "manifest destiny" mindset. Neither does it condemn all European Americans and glorify all others. This is an excellent book, and can be read easily by an adult in a few sittings and is worth the time to read aloud with the children.