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Lincoln@Gettysburg : how the telegraph helped Abraham Lincoln to reshape America.

Schnall, Peter, (television producer,, television director,, director of photography.). Gazit, Chana, (screenwriter.). Narrator, David Strathairn. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2013.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by William Kerr.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, David Strathairn.
Summary, etc.:
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier - not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office. The internet of the 19th century, the telegraph gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields. It also connected him to the country in new ways, as information poured in, and allowed him to feel the pulse of the country faster than before. The results of Lincoln's pioneering experiment in communication led to the rebirth of America on the fields of Gettysburg ... both in the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War and in the few words that recast the American ideal as a national creed: the Gettysburg Address.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Presidents > United States > Biography.
Military telegraph > United States > History.
Presidents > Effect of technological innovations on > United States.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.

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