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America

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A Personal History of the United States written and narrated by Alistair Cooke
8: Domesticating a Wilderness
The rail link across the continent; the invention of the wind-pump, the steel-faced plough and barbed wire-these developments were fatal not only to the Indian but to the free-ranging cowboy.
This compulsive programme featured the domestication of America and told of what happened when' Go West Young Man ' caught on. After seeing it I'd brave Indians, barbed wire and Mormonism to get the hell out.
(VIRGINIA IRONSIDE, DAILY MAIL)
Director TIM SLESSOR
Producer MICHAEL GILL
Book: Alistair Cooke's America, £ 6.50, from bookshops

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Alistair Cooke
Director:
Tim Slessor
Producer:
Michael Gill

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