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The Civil War. Episode one, 1861, the cause

Author: David G McCullough; Ken Burns; PBS Video.; Florentine Films.
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, 1989.
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 dramatically evokes the causes of war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. Here are the burning questions of Union and States' Rights, John Brown at Harper's Ferry, and the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. Along the way, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough; Ken Burns; PBS Video.; Florentine Films.
ISBN: 0780618424 9780780618428
OCLC Number: 170926362
Notes: "Produced by Florentine Films and WETA-TV"--Container.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Producer, Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns.
Cast: Narrated by : David McCullough.
Description: 1 videocassette (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Cause.
Responsibility: Florentine Films.

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Beginning with a dramatic indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. Here are the burning questions of Union and States' Rights, John Brown at Harper's Ferry, and the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. Along the way, the series' major figures are introduced.

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