Ken Burns Presents - The West: A Film by Stephen Ives (DVD, 2005, 5-Disc Set)
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- Genre:Education/General Interest
- Display Format:5-Disc Set
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- adeleknauerApr 11, 2016by
Ken Burns : The West
This is a brilliant series and gives very in-depth history of the West. Brilliant because it also gives the Native American point of view. A MUST for all American citizens to see. Beautifully researched and directed by Ken Burns.
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- mswildflowerNov 30, 2008by
A wonderful, riveting ride through America's history!
It matters little how old you are, this program ( all DVDs) will give you a thirst to absorb it all and come back for more. You can generalize and say this about any of the titles Ken Burns has produced as all are wonderfully entertaining. What you thought you knew about our American history, is put into perspective when the events and facts behind actions come together and expand America out west. The explanation of what happened and who was where and when, and how things developed is so richly described for us by a well gathered group of historians and painted for us in this visual history lesson. The input from native peoples, relating details of the times and the wonderful voice overs by some of the best actors and others, makes this a more personal experience as well. This is a great way to get school kids to be interested in American history without them realizing they are being educated. This is fascinating and at the end, you begin to look for more, you want to find and know more... Our history isn't pretty; it is who we were; and who we are becoming is a work in progress! It is easy to see why Ken Burns is an award winning film maker, let us hope he continues to be enthusiastic about anything and everything, and puts it out there visually for us to enjoy for years to come! Bravo!Read full review
- roscoe3789Oct 10, 2012by
Thanks for making this available
A great documentary about how the West was built. Very sad about how the native Indians were treated. The 3rd disc was very exciting about the railroad. The series was recommeded by my brother.
- stahlsinrushSep 06, 2008by
Ken Burns- The West dvd
I have been out west to many of the areas mentioned in the documentary. I did this after viewing the documentary. It was entertaining and informative before my trips. I have found it even more so after. This is a good overall informative and entertaining way to visit the west before. during, or after your own trips. A great summary.
- 11743982@delete...Jun 03, 2007by
Ken Burns Presents - The West: A Film by Stephen Ives
We are using this DVD as part of our curriculum in our 7th & 8th grade class. It is well done, and set up in a way that leads to good discussions.