Secrets of the Dead: America's Untold Story DVD

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America's Untold Story Before Jamestown… before Plymouth… the first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived - in 1565 - not by English Protestants, but by a melting pot of Spanish, Africans, Italians, Germans, Irish and converted Jews, who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. America's Untold Story uncovers the story ... More
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America's Untold Story Before Jamestown… before Plymouth… the first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived - in 1565 - not by English Protestants, but by a melting pot of Spanish, Africans, Italians, Germans, Irish and converted Jews, who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. America's Untold Story uncovers the story of America's past that never made it into textbooks.

Episode One: Struggle to Survive
Episode Two: Men of God, Men of Greed
Episode Three: The British Are Coming
Episode Four: The 14th and 15th Colonies

As seen on PBS as Secrets of Spanish Florida.

Producer: Robbie Gordon
Executive Producer: Stephanie Carter
Production Company: University of Florida Historic St. Augustine, Inc.; Small Planet Pictures Inc.; 1186 Pictures, LLC; Investigative Media Group Inc.; Thirteen
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Director: Joe Karably
Narrator: Jimmy Smits
Writers: Robbie Gordon
Discs: 2
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

23 Reviews
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Quixote
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/13/22
THANK YOU PBS FOR THIS WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT.
Review by Quixote on 08/13/22 review stating THANK YOU PBS FOR THIS WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT.
THIS FILM SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO EVERY HISPANIC IN AMERICA. EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO AMERICAN HISTORY TEACHERS. HISTORY TEXTBOOK WRITERS SHOULD USE THE FILM TO ENLIGHTEN AMERICAN HISTORY. HISTORIANS SHOULD CONTINUE TO USE THE ARCHIVES AVAILABLE . THE FILM SHOULD BE WIDELY SHOWEN DURING HISPANIC HERITATGE MONTH IN OCTOBER. THIS INFORMATION CAN DO MUCH TO CHANGE ATTITUDES IN OUR NATION.
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Joy
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/13/22
I wish that everyone would know this history.
Review by Joy on 08/13/22 review stating I wish that everyone would know this history.
I too was blown away by this documentary on PBS. I did not know or realize the impact that the Spaniards had on the early history of North America. All I have ever read or learn about in History class was about the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, and Jamestown. We need to hear the whole story, not just one side of the story.
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Mailman
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/13/22
Like the best graduate seminar, ever!
Review by Mailman on 08/13/22 review stating Like the best graduate seminar, ever!
Up-to-date research that posits St. Augustine as the first permanent settlement in the US, which natives know already. But here an all-star group of contemporary academics and experts gives the narrative the feel of a fine graduate seminar in history. (I know, this might seem oxymoronic, but knowledgable and thoughtful teachers of whatever subject in front of a class of motivated students can catch lightning in a bottle. This is one such case.) I watched the two-hour version on PBS in January, 2018. (The DVD is supposed to run 4 hours.) I suggest viewing this in multiple sittings, or risk missing a lot of fascinating details of northeast Florida history, slavery and the human condition.
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History L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/13/22
Lost African-American History
Review by History L. on 08/13/22 review stating Lost African-American History
Every American, especially African Americans, should view this documentary. I never new about the Spanish city of St. Augustine being the settlement for Free blacks and a refuge for runaway slaves. I was also blown away about Francisco Menendez a run away slave who became a general in the Spanish army. AWESOME!
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Marguerite
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/13/22
a fascinating untold story of American History.Thanks PBS
Review by Marguerite on 08/13/22 review stating a fascinating untold story of American History.Thanks PBS
Being an amateur genealogist, I had heard that San Augustine was the first colony in America. But at the time scholars were reluctant to give this award to the Spanish. Now there is plenty of proof. This should be a tool used by American History teachers. This was a most interesting and very well done.
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BEATRIZ
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5.0 star rating
08/13/22
Fantastic! Very enjoyable and well-informed,
Review by BEATRIZ on 08/13/22 review stating Fantastic! Very enjoyable and well-informed,
Fantastic! Very enjoyable and well-informed, as well a nicely paced. Provides information which is little-known to American audiences, and in fact blows some current prevalent myths. There should be more videos along this line.
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Dan M.
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2.0 star rating
06/27/22
Entertaining but biased
Review by Dan M. on 06/27/22 review stating Entertaining but biased
This is an entertaining documentary worth watching but biased towards a pro-Catholic viewpoint. Throughout the entire unraveling of the story of Spain's colonization efforts of the 16th-19th centuries, the film goes to great lengths to depict Spain as godly saints versus the Anglican devils that overtook them. Definately has interesting tidbits of info you won't find in most history books but comes off as pro-Catholic propaganda most of the time.
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M J.
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5.0 star rating
06/17/22
This was enjoyable, if painful
Review by M J. on 06/17/22 review stating This was enjoyable, if painful
This was enjoyable, if painful to watch. That kings could give away land that they really did not own is so arrogant. History is a good teacher, if only we would learn
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BETTY
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5.0 star rating
05/24/22
Great.
Review by BETTY on 05/24/22 review stating Great.
Great.
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Phillip
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5.0 star rating
05/22/22
Fascinating history and very entertaining!
Review by Phillip on 05/22/22 review stating Fascinating history and very entertaining!
Adds a lot of information to what we thought we already knew of those that visited and created their settlements in America. Really well done!
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Nancy
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5.0 star rating
03/31/22
*****
Review by Nancy on 03/31/22 review stating *****
*****
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john
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5.0 star rating
01/28/22
well done
Review by john on 01/28/22 review stating well done
well done
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Art
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/27/22
Amazing story of America
Review by Art on 01/27/22 review stating Amazing story of America
Everyone who lives in America should watch this! Blown Away!
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Garland
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/27/22
A truly amazing and factual American historical documentary
Review by Garland on 01/27/22 review stating A truly amazing and factual American historical documentary
This is one of the most amazing American historical documentaries I have ever seen. It provides conclusive proof from extensive academic research that the first American settlement was not Plymouth Rock or Jamestown but Spanish settlements in St. Augustine Florida beginning in 1565. This untold story that is not taught in classrooms today is a must see for anyone who cares about U.S. history and every high school student in America.
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Sra. W.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/27/22
Finally the complete historical truth about the USA
Review by Sra. W. on 01/27/22 review stating Finally the complete historical truth about the USA
A must tool in all schools and history textbooks. Indispensable in the training and formation of Social Studies teachers. REAL facts versus la leyenda negra against Spain.
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Alberto
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/27/22
I wish the had Spanish subtitles to give my family in Spain
Review by Alberto on 01/27/22 review stating I wish the had Spanish subtitles to give my family in Spain
I loved the live show and I bought the video, but it only has English subtitles. Could you add Spanish subtitles?
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Heath
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5.0 star rating
01/27/22
Finally the full story Factually revealed of the true first Thanksgiving.
Review by Heath on 01/27/22 review stating Finally the full story Factually revealed of the true first Thanksgiving.
People that are seeking the full story of our beginning history in the Americas need to see this series special. Its a real eye opener of the missing pieces of the complete true story of our American history. It provides a more accurate aspect to the first Thanksgiving versus the traditional European opinion we were taught growing up. Will make you rethink Plymouth Rock Thanksgiving.
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Bertha
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5.0 star rating
01/16/22
We loved it!
Review by Bertha on 01/16/22 review stating We loved it!
That pretty much sums it up.
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Vincent
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5.0 star rating
12/28/21
All is good
Review by Vincent on 12/28/21 review stating All is good
All is good
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CAMERON
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5.0 star rating
11/15/21
enlightening
Review by CAMERON on 11/15/21 review stating enlightening
enlightening


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