America: The Story of Us

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America The Story of Us is a 12-hour television miniseries that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. With highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic recreations, and thoughtful insights from some of America's most respected artists, business leaders, academics, and intellectuals, it is a comprehensive telling of America's history. Elaborate, ambitious, and cinematic, America The Story of Us takes you into the moments when Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress: from the ...
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Overview

America The Story of Us is a 12-hour television miniseries that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. With highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic recreations, and thoughtful insights from some of America's most respected artists, business leaders, academics, and intellectuals, it is a comprehensive telling of America's history. Elaborate, ambitious, and cinematic, America The Story of Us takes you into the moments when Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress: from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental railroad (the Internet of its day); to triumphing over vertical space through the construction of steel-structured buildings; to putting a man on the moon. It is an intensive look at the people, places, and things that have shaped the nation, and the tough and thrilling adventure that is America's 400-year history.
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Special Features

Disc 1:; Additional scenes on american revolution, declaration of independence, George Washington; Disc 2:; Additional scenes on civil war, transcontinental railroad, the statue of liberty, Henry Ford and the model t
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2010
  • UPC: 733961219241
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,285

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liev Schreiber Narrator
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Disc #1 -- America: The Story of Us
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   Episodes
      Episode 1: Rebels
      Episode 2: Revolution
      Episode 3: Westward
      Episode 4: Division
   Bonus
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      American Revolution
      Declaration of Independence
      George Washington
Disc #2 -- America: The Story of Us
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   Episodes
      Episode 5: Civil War
      Episode 6: Heartland
      Episode 7: Cities
      Episode 8: Boom
   Bonus
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      Civil War
      Transcontinental Railroad
      The Statue of Liberty
      Henry Ford and the Model T
Disc #3 -- America: The Story of Us
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   Episodes
      Episode 9: Bust
      Episode 10: World War II
      Episode 11: Superpower
      Episode 12: Millenium
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2010

    This is the WORST DVD Set EVER

    This DVD set is a waste of the plastic it took to make it. I learned more in Mrs White's 6th grade Social Studies class - and I finished that class in 1969! There was nothing even approaching educational or informative. The producers were obviously impressed with the low-budget special effects - they kept playing those same scenes over and over again. The real sad thing is that somewhere, someone's mother is bragging to all her friends that her son/daughter made this crap. I wonder if she actually saw it before she started bragging. Save your money and 8 hours of your life that you'll never get back. Buy the Buffy the Vampire Slayers DVDs - at least you'll get a good laugh! This DVD should come with a warning label. It's that bad.

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2011

    NOT Recommended! - shame on the History Channel!

    I was so looking forward to enjoying this - I bought several copies to send around & now I am going to just ditch them. Yes, it is beautifully filmed and narrated. Yes, there is some of the same material taught in school [I won't debate the accuracy....] But the title is so gross misleading as to be delusional, and the promotion of this series appears to have been deliberately designed to hoodwink the misinformed. It is one of the most one-sided pieces of claptrap propaganda that it has ever been my misfortune to observe. This is not the story of "US"; rather, this is the story as Negro America sees it. I have no problem with seeing another viewpoint of history - after all, we are a melting pot & everyone has a different view - but this series should have been more accurately presented & more honesty promoted. (I mean really - AL SHARPTON & Professor GATES??? Why not add Louis Farrakhan into the mix?!) If you want to see this, then I suggest you read Mein Kampf, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and any of Solzhenitsyn's early books first. Make sure you know your history BEFORE watching this - because this DVD will be as accurate as any other piece of modern PROPAGANDA out there. I cannot recommend this DVD for anything more than another well-shot movie that you must take with about a pound of salt.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2011

    Should be retitled : The SUMMARIZED Story of Us - still worth the watch!

    First, remember this was a made for TV series ..not a big budgets with fancy effects etc.. (Like most of those SyFy made for TV movies) But this show was trying to put ALLOT of information in one small miniseries. They show what they considered important turning points - then even summarize and generalize those things deemed so important to mention. Keep in mind once again, they were trying to tell the ENTIRE history of how America was founded all the way to the present with a limited show. I feel they should have made the series longer and left some details out... For example going into extreme detail why civil war bullets did so much damage (??) Ok, tell us and move on.. Overall I would definately recomend it if you want top get a basic feel for the history of our country and how it was founded and some key people who helped shape it. Just keep in mind, it is a VERY general summary of our history.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    great!

    I watched this on tv and i watched every episode.it really explains everything that has happened in our history without being boring at all.i hated history in high school but this was awesome.they should show these episodes in school.i definetly recommend watching these!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Outstanding work and highly recommended for use in schools.

    Outstanding work and highly recommended for use in schools.

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