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America the Story of Us: Division

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Commerce and industry thrive across the new nation, now one of the wealthiest on Earth. In the North, the Erie Canal brings big risk and bigger reward. In the South, cotton is king, but slavery fuels a growing divide. As shown on the History Channel. Part of the “America the Story of Us” series.

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Runtime: 43 minutes 55 seconds

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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 1
43 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 2
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 3
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 4
43 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 5
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 6
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 7
44 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 8
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 9
44 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 10
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

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    Elizabeth T. (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
    October 30th, 2019 at 07:36 AM

    These are excellent videos for teaching American History to Deaf students.

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    Robert L. (Dalton, GA)
    November 9th, 2018 at 08:42 AM

    My students really enjoy watching this series. It is well done and it holds their interest.

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    Betsy P. (Carthage, MO)
    April 19th, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    This is a wonderful series. I'm thankful for the open captioned version since many of this special productions do not offer captions or subtitles on the DVD.

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    AMY L. C. (PHILADELPHIA, PA)
    March 31st, 2017 at 03:05 PM

    This is an excellent series for history students.