Biography of America

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A Biography of America presents history as a living narrative. This 26-part series includes material typically found in a history survey course, and more. Featuring prominent historians in thought-provoking debates and lectures, this course will encourage learners to think critically about the forces that have shaped America. The series presents American history as something that must be presented and debated from a variety of perspectives in order to be truly understood. Thought -provoking debates and lectures using first-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents will pique student's interest and encourage them to think critically about the forces that have shaped America. The extensive array of visual images and footage from WGBH Boston, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress, enhances the biographical and narrative approach of the series, allowing learners to get an intimate look at the people and places they're studying.

Producer:Annenberg Learner
Running Time:13 hours   (26 episodes)
Preview Episode:New World Encounters   (#101)