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The Civil War

Author: Ken Burns; David G McCullough; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Florentine Films.
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, 1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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This landmark documentary film series movingly and vividly presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families, from the causes of the war and the opening guns at Sumter to the stillness at Appomatox and Lincoln's assassination and beyond.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; David G McCullough; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Florentine Films.
ISBN: 0780617908 9780780617902
OCLC Number: 23020358
Notes: Documentary series covering the Civil War. Uses historical materials featuring the people, places and events.
Credits: Executive producer, Ken Burns.
Performer(s): David McCullough.
Description: 9 videocassettes (11 hr., 20 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide + 1 index (49 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm) + 1 poster (illustrations ; 120 x 90 cm)
Details: VHS.
Contents: The cause, 1861 --
A very bloody affair, 1862 --
Forever free, 1862 --
Simply murder, 1863 --
The universe of battle, 1863 --
Valley of the shadow of death, 1864 --
Most hallowed ground, 1864 --
War is all hell, 1865 --
The better angels of our nature, 1865.
Responsibility: WETA ; a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns.

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This landmark documentary film series movingly and vividly presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families, from the causes of the war and the opening guns at Sumter to the stillness at Appomatox and Lincoln's assassination and beyond.

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