Tag Archives: reconstruction era

  • ‘Hell on Wheels’ Creators on Dilemma of the Freed Slave

    Nov 7, 11 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


      *AMC’s new drama “Hell on Wheels” may revolve around the building of the country’s first transcontinental railroad, but creators (and brothers) Tony and Joe Gayton used the backdrop of the Reconstruction era to explore questions about racism and what it means to be free. Such is the journey of Elam Ferguson, played by rapper-actor […]

  • Common Will See You in ‘Hell’; AMC Series Debuts Sunday

    Nov 3, 11 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *This Sunday at 10 p.m., AMC will try to match the popularity and critical acclaim given their original dramas “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” with its newest offering, set in America’s post-slavery Reconstruction era. “Hell on Wheels” uses the building of the transcontinental railroad to reflect the era from several points of […]