10 days that unexpectedly changed america (widescreen)

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (Widescreen)

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The History Channel presents a collection of compelling documentaries about ten pivotal days in American history, directed by ten acclaimed filmmakers. Featuring narration by Martin Sheen, Jeffrey Wright and Campbell Scott, each program explores a relevant event in U.S. history and the unexpected changes that it triggered. Includes 3 discs.

  • Massacre at Mystic
    Award-winning director James Moll examines the events of the Pequot War.
  • Shays' Rebellion: America's First Civil War
    Director R.J. Cutler explores how this violent protest led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Gold Rush
    From acclaimed filmmakers Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein.
  • Antietam
    Emmy Award winner Michael Epstein examines this bloody Civil War battle.
  • The Homestead Strike
    Director Rory Kennedy explores the events of this historical labor dispute.
  • Murder at the Fair: The Assassination of President McKinley
    From award-winning director Joe Berlinger.
  • Scopes: The Battle Over America's Soil
    Award-winning filmmaker Kate Davis explores the legacy of the famous court case.
  • Einstein's Letter
    Director Barak Goodman examines how Einstein's letter led to the Manhattan Project.
  • When America Was Rocked
    Acclaimed director Bruce Sinofsky examines Elvis's historic visit to the Ed Sullivan Show.
  • Freedom Summer
    Director Marco Williams tells how the murder of three civil rights activists led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


"...Recommended."- Video Librarian (Sept/Oct 2006)

"...has great value as an enrichment and research source...This excellent compilation accurately details pivotal moments in our country's history...A significant resource..." - School Library Journal (Nov 2008)

"...an excellent resource for both public and school libraries." - Booklist (Sept 15, 2006)