A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
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"American Experience" combines dramatic re-enactments with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at the personalities, events and resources that have had a profound impact on the shaping of America's past and present. Written by Jwelch5742

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TAGLINE ONSCREEN: "Where we've been. Where we are. Where we're going." See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.73 (2012) See more »

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Excellent Documentary
3 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film of a time past when in the future nothing has changed...so if you love history, watch it.

Angie Debo was a tireless researcher who did not understand why it is alright to take land that does not belong to you, become rich, and watch others die or become dependents to the state because you stole from them.

Has it become too time-honored a tradition in America?

The filmmaker, Martha Sandlin, does an excellent job of condensing very complicated material and bringing to life a woman who lived a full and energetic life.

BUT IMDb, please!!!! You have the wrong picture for Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo. PLEASE CORRECT IT!


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