The American West: the Great Courses Series


Designed to shine a light on truths about westward expansion and the American frontier (sometimes uncomfortable, always insightful), the course enables you to experience the grit and grandeur of an epic period in American history. This course includes a 24-video lecture series from The Great Courses that will take you from the era of the American Revolution to the beginning of the 20th century and uncover new historical angles and perspectives about events and themes ranging from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Indian Removal Act to the creation of America's first national parks. Rich with historical detail, this course is packed with period maps and artwork, photographs, diary entries, and more, this course is an entertaining, eye-opening, balanced look at the achievements and sufferings of a period and place as important as it was wild. You'll cover more than 200 years of history and the most important events, themes and ideas that form the backbone of the frontier's reality - and legend. Assignments address the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) History Standards.

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