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The Civil War

Author: Ken BurnsDavid G McCulloughRic BurnsGeoffrey C WardFlorentine Films.All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : Time Life Video ; [Boston, MA] : DVS Home 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; Ric Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
OCLC Number: 32471881
Notes: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Described for the visually impaired.
Credits: Edited by Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw and Fricia Reidy ; cinematography, Ken Burns, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires.
Performer(s): Narrator, David McCullough.
Description: 9 videocassettes (670 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: episode 1. The cause, 1861 : at the crossroads of our being (100 min.) --
episode 2. A very bloody affair, 1862 : from the Peninsular Campaign to Shiloh (65 min.) --
episode 3. Forever free, 1862 : emancipation, the war ennobled --
episode 4. Simply murder, 1863 : Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville (62 min.) --
episode 5. The universe of battle, 1863 : from Gettysburg to Lookout Mountain (95 min.) --
episode 6. Valley of the shadow of death, 1864 : the wilderness to Atlanta (70 min.) --
episode 7. Most hallowed ground, 1864 : from the Crater to the Shenandoah (70 min.) --
episode 8. War is all hell, 1865 : the final offensives (70 min.) --
episode 9. The better angels of our nature, 1865 : victory, assassination, rebirth (70 min.).
Responsibility: a production of Florentine Films in association with WETA-TV, Washington ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ric Burns with 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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