The Civil War

1990, TV Show

A history of the Civil War. Included: archival photos, period paintings, voice-over readings of letters and diaries, location footage of battle sites and interviews with historians.

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Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places. 2% of the general population died in the war and it changed forever the lives of all who lived through it. Clip from Episode 1

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Four million slaves were freed yet it would take another century for African Americans to win 'freedom.' History is not 'was' but 'is.' Until we treat each other as equals the Civil War will never be over.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Conditions were dire for slaves on the plantation. Slave quarters bred diseases and only 4 out of 100 lived to be 60.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Lincoln feels he has failed the American people, his audience at Gettysburg, and the memory of the dead with his short address, yet the eloquence and grandeur of the 269 words became enshrined as a standard against which all speeches that came thereafter were measured.

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Premise: A history of the Civil War. Included: archival photos, period paintings, voice-over readings of letters and diaries, location footage of battle sites and interviews with historians.

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