Pioneers! O Pioneers! | The Story of English

This programme traces development of American English from the War of Independence to World War 1. It looks at influence of Italian, German and Jewish immigrants, gold mining and gambling terminology and the ''Wild West'' cowboy and Indian slang.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 54'16''
  • Broadcast year: 1986
Curriculum Connection
  • English Language

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: The Story of English
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: Pioneers! O Pioneers!