American Experience: The Duel

American Experience: The Duel

Director: Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson

Cast: Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson, Linda Hunt, René Auberjonois

     
 

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Narrated by Linda Hunt, this episode of The American Experience takes an in-depth look at the duel fought between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, the duel that left Hamilton dead and Burr forever after a controversial figure. This video is a careful look into the context each man lived within and tries to explain how two very powerful men could come to…  See more details below

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Narrated by Linda Hunt, this episode of The American Experience takes an in-depth look at the duel fought between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, the duel that left Hamilton dead and Burr forever after a controversial figure. This video is a careful look into the context each man lived within and tries to explain how two very powerful men could come to settle their differences with gunfire. Beyond that, the video uses the figure of the hardscrabble Hamilton and the patrician Burr to draw some sobering conclusions about social class in the United States. For those with an interest in U.S. history, this tape will be of interest. Its sober tone and wealth of careful research make it appropriate for use in the college classroom.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
UPC:
0841887014687
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
65,295

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The American Experience: The Duel
1. Introduction [:26]
2. Two Very Different Men [8:17]
3. Political Enemies [9:37]
4. Character Assassination [7:29]
5. An Affair of Honor [15:34]
6. The Duel [8:23]
7. Credits [1:12]

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