The American West - History, Myth, and Legacy

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The American West
History, Myth, and Legacy

2017

Designed to shine a light on the American frontier, The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy reveals the grit and grandeur of an epic period in U.S. history. In 24 lectures, award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt...

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Patrick N. Allitt

In This Series

Westward the Course of Empire
Episode 1
Westward the Course of Empire
The West in the Colonial Era
Episode 2
The West in the Colonial Era
Venturing beyond the Appalachians
Episode 3
Venturing beyond the Appalachians
Discoveries of Lewis and Clark
Episode 4
Discoveries of Lewis and Clark
The Fur Trade and the Mountain Men
Episode 5
The Fur Trade and the Mountain Men
Trail of Tears
Episode 6
Trail of Tears
Struggles of the Plains Indians
Episode 7
Struggles of the Plains Indians
Rebellious Texas and the Alamo
Episode 8
Rebellious Texas and the Alamo
Traveling the Oregon Trail
Episode 9
Traveling the Oregon Trail
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War
Episode 10
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War
The California Gold Rush
Episode 11
The California Gold Rush
Bleeding Kansas and Civil War in the West
Episode 12
Bleeding Kansas and Civil War in the West
Building the Transcontinental Railroads
Episode 13
Building the Transcontinental Railroads
Cowboys and Cattle Drives
Episode 14
Cowboys and Cattle Drives
Homesteaders on the Plains
Episode 15
Homesteaders on the Plains
Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee
Episode 16
Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee
Life in Western Towns and Cities
Episode 17
Life in Western Towns and Cities
John Wesley Powell and the Desert Southwest
Episode 18
John Wesley Powell and the Desert Southwest
Women in the Wild West
Episode 19
Women in the Wild West
From Territories to Western States
Episode 20
From Territories to Western States
Western Violence, Law, and Order
Episode 21
Western Violence, Law, and Order
Protecting Yellowstone and Yosemite
Episode 22
Protecting Yellowstone and Yosemite
Mythology of the American West
Episode 23
Mythology of the American West
Winning the West?
Episode 24
Winning the West?