History of the States DVD Set
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From your own backyard to the remotest points on the map, rediscover America – the strange, the beautiful, and the poignant – with this ultimate celebration of its most unique and wonderful places. Get the entire 10-part series – a lavish tour of each and every of our 50 states – on 3 DVDs!
From sea to shining sea – Hawaii to Maine, Florida to Alaska – this remarkable series celebrates both the extreme diversity and the common bonds that makes this nation great. An unprecedented survey of America, this very special set of the blockbuster The History Channel® miniseries takes you across the entire country and reveals the very best of each of its states.With wide-eyed curiosity and enthusiasm, The States tracks down what's special and unique throughout the union. Its ambitious state-by-state approach ensures that each region's highlights get the attention they deserve. And the series' lighthearted approach guarantees entertainment along with edification. Learn completely new things – Vermont was attacked by the Confederacy from Canada! – and revisit familiar sites from a completely new angle – explore Mt. Rushmore with the people who know it best, its cleaning crew. A trivia lover's trove, a geographer's dream come true, The States reveals the unique character and history of each individual state. Utilizing zooming 3D topographical renderings, The States reveals the lay of the land with thrilling graphics and pinpoints each state's special landmarks. Learn everything from the favorite landing spot of UFOs (Montana) to the home of the first postage stamp (Vermont) and hundreds of other factoids and curiosities.
The States DVD Set, overflowing with interesting tidbits and you-are-there location filming, contains an entire lifetime's worth of exploring America on three compendious DVDs. With an entire nation at your fingertips, this collection will provide hours of enjoyment for the entire family. America, here you come!
How the States Got Their Shapes
When the founding fathers drew the first map of America, they confronted many of the same challenges that unite and divide us today. How the States Got Their Shapes explores how our borders evolved--and continue to change--in response to religion, transportation, communication, politics, culture clashes and even Mother Nature. This is no textbook-style documentary series. Local experts and everyday folks lead host Brian Unger, a journalist and former Daily Show correspondent, to insights about some of America’s most baffling questions. How are flying fish threatening to re-draw the shape of Illinois? What does the use of cell phones by Pennsylvania’s Amish have to do with the shape of their state? How is the phrase “sold down the river” linked to the shape of what might be our 51st state? Why did the invention of air conditioning change how America picks its Presidents? Unger uncovers the answers, hidden in our map.
BONUS FEATURES: Feature-length HISTORY Special How The States Got Their Shapes
DISC 1: A River Runs Through It / The Great Plains, Trains, & Automobiles / Force of Nature / State of Rebellion
DISC 2: Living on the Edge / Use it Or Lose It / Church and States / A Boom With A View
DISC 3: Culture Clash / Mouthing Off
DISC 4: Bonus Special: How the States Got Their Shapes