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The Civil War.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (Producer, Director, Screenwriter). Ward, Geoffrey C. (Screenwriter). Burns, Ric. (Producer, Screenwriter). McCullough, David G. (Narrator). Dewhurst, Colleen (Added Author). Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- (Added Author). Freeman, Morgan. (Added Author). Irons, Jeremy, 1948- (Added Author). Jacobi, Derek. (Added Author). Robards, Jason (Added Author). Waterston, Sam. (Added Author). Axton, Hoyt. (Added Author). Shaw, Bruce. (Film editor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (approximately 570 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 1990.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Cause - 1861 Episode 2 A Very Bloody Affair - 1862 Episode 3 Forever Free - 1862 Episode 4 Simply Murder - 1863 Episode 5 Universe Of Battle - 1863 Episode 6 Valley Of The Shadow Of Death - 1864 Episode 7 Most Hallowed Ground - 1864 Episode 8 War Is All Hell - 1865 Episode 9 Better Angels Of Our Nature - 1865.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.
Summary, etc.:
What caused the war? Beginning with an examination of slavery, this episode looks at the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states' rights. John Brown leads a rebellion at Harper's Ferry, Abraham Lincoln is elected president, Fort Sumter is fired upon and both sides rush to arms. Introducing the series' major figures - Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant - the episode concludes with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, where both sides realize it is to be a very long war.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Military art and science > History.
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America > History, Military.

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