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The Cause, 1861

Author: Ken BurnsRic BurnsGeoffrey C WardPaul BarnesBruce ShawAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1989.
Series: Civil War (Television program), episode 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with a dramatic indictment of slavery, this first episode evokes the causes of the war, from the cotton kingdom in the South to the abolitionist movement in the North. Here the major characters are introduced, along with a host of less well-known but equally vital characters. Shown are events immediately preceeding the outbreak of hostilities to the diastrous Union defeat at Manassas, where both sides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Ric Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Paul Barnes; Bruce Shaw; Tricia Reidy; David G McCullough; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
OCLC Number: 29364095
Notes: Cataloged from credits and cassette container.
Credits: Cinematographers, Ken Burns, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires ; still photography, Robert Burgess, Stephen Petegorsky ; editors, Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw, Tricia Reidy ; voices, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards [and others] ; music, Jacqueline Schwab [and others] ; musical direction, Ken Burns, John Colby ; consultants, Shelby Foote [and others].
Performer(s): David McCullough.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (99 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Civil War (Television program), episode 1.
Responsibility: Florentine Films ; produced in association with WETA-TV ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ric Burns with Ken Burns ; edited by Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw, Tricia Reidy.

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Beginning with a dramatic indictment of slavery, this first episode evokes the causes of the war, from the cotton kingdom in the South to the abolitionist movement in the North. Here the major characters are introduced, along with a host of less well-known but equally vital characters. Shown are events immediately preceeding the outbreak of hostilities to the diastrous Union defeat at Manassas, where both sides learned it would be a long war.

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