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America The Story of Us

Season 1
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7.32010X-Ray12
From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings, through to landing on the moon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how this country was built.
Starring
Liev SchreiberDanny Webb
Genres
DocumentarySpecial Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English

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  1. 1. Rebels
    25 April 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    From Jamestown to Plymouth, early settlers fight for survival. Tobacco sows the seeds of opportunity in the south, the north becomes a powerhouse of trade, and the American spirit is born.
  2. 2. Revolution
    25 April 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The colonies declare independence, taking on the might of the British Empire. Washington's army is near defeat, but new weapons and battle tactics turn the tide. Forged through revolution, a new nation is born.
  3. 3. Westward
    2 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the vast continent west of the mountains, but find the land already claimed. Wagon trains meet danger and hardship on the road to unprecedented riches in California's golden hills.
  4. 4. Division
    1 January 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Commerce and industry thrive across the new nation, now one of the wealthiest on Earth. The Erie Canal brings big risk and bigger reward. In the South, cotton is king but slavery fuels a growing divide.
  5. 5. Civil War
    9 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The Civil War rages. The minie ball is the great equalizer on the battlefield. The formidable Confederate army cannot match the Union's mastery of technology; railroads, supply lines and the telegram become new weapons in a modern war.
  6. 6. Heartland
    9 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The Transcontinental Railroad unites the nation and transforms the Heartland. Native American civilizations decline as farmers settle the continent. Cattle replace wild buffalo as king of the Plains; the Cowboy becomes a new American icon.
  7. 7. Cities
    16 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Americans conquer a new frontier - the modern city - with Carnegie's empire of steel as its backbone. Skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty are symbols of the American Dream for millions of immigrants.
  8. 8. Boom
    16 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    America strikes oil and the boom time begins. Henry Ford brings the motorcar to the masses; the nation hits the road. Massive engineering projects modernize the West. Intended to cure vice, Prohibition fuels the growth of organized crime.
  9. 9. Bust
    23 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Boom turns to bust when the stock market crash ushers in the Great Depression. Dust storms blanket the Midwest in darkness. Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery; thousands find work on projects like the Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore.
  10. 10. WWII
    23 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into World War. The war effort revitalizes the nation's economy. American innovation and manufacturing might invigorate the Allies in Europe and in the Pacific, the ultimate piece of technology ends the war.
  11. 11. Superpower
    31 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    America becomes a global superpower; technology fuels a boom in the economy and the population. American pioneers conquer new frontiers, from the jet age to the space age, and run headlong into a new threat: Communism.
  12. 12. Millennium
    31 May 2010
    44min
    12
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The Cold War is the first test for the new superpower. The Challenger disaster and 9/11 are tragedies that challenge the nation. From the television to the credit card and the personal computer, technology drives America into the 21st Century.

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Season year
2010
Network
A&E
Content advisory
Smokingfoul languageviolence
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Format
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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

1246 global ratings

  1. 86% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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WayneReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 January 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
America dvd
Verified purchase
Fast delivery. Came to uk from america. Box briken but dvd is fine
DEANReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 June 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
Verified purchase
Excellent
GaugeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
American Jingoism at its Best/Worst
All the five-star reviews are awarded by folks in America - that tells you who this series is aimed at. The production is slick but it's more like a drama than a documentary, with historical facts thin on the ground and an unbalanced narrative.

If you're an American patriot you'll love watching this series. However, if you're like me and possess a genuine interest in learning about American history, you're wasting your time with this series.
3 people found this helpful
BehzadReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 January 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Shallow
I believe this is made for the average American viewer to sip on beer and hear over and over how great and smart and brave and especial they are -from totally irrelevant commentators- rather than for a history enthusiast who wants a proper analysis of the incentives, backgrounds, politics, war strategies, etc.
4 people found this helpful
SeanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 March 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Propaganda heavy, most guest speakers are pointless, occasionally informative
Keep looking past the propaganda and eventually there will be commentary on actual historical events. Although, these events are very light on details and context. Quality production so shame on the content and (mostly) random guest speakers.
2 people found this helpful
CalumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 March 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Like it but:
I didnt think it was too bad. Its good for those who arent hardcore into history and just want some glances. To be honest the reason I've given this one star is because: why is one random episode not on Prime Video?
One person found this helpful
Gunner 129Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 December 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Rip off
I like the way you are being ripped off to purchase the second but last episode. Luckily I'm old enough to have lived through the American "superpower" era, so I saved myself a couple of quid....
ian clarkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 June 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Thank you
Why did I have to buy this episode when all the other ones were free
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