The Homestead Years (2005)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this documentary focusing on the rapid expansion that took place between The Civil War and World War I, filmmaker Dick Dedrick explores the building of the American heartland and the birth of the American dream. From the role that Uncle Sam and the railroad plaid in the birth of a new era to the music and poetry of a growing nation, this is the story of The Homestead Years as told though the words of the very people who experienced them firsthand.

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American [nationality], American-dream, manifest-destiny, midwestern, railroad, reconstruction, train [locomotive], westward-expansion