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Forever free, 1862

Author: Ken BurnsRic BurnsGeoffrey C WardPaul BarnesBruce ShawAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1989.
Series: Civil War (Television program), episode 3.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This episode charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln's decision to set the slaves free. Convinced by July, 1862 that emancipation was morally and militarily crucial to the future of the Union, Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation. But there is no Union victory to be had until Antietam, the bloodiest day of the war, followed shortly by the brightest--the emancipation of the slaves.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
History
Military history
Nonfiction television programs
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Ric Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Paul Barnes; Bruce Shaw; Tricia Reidy; Florentine Films,; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.),
OCLC Number: 29364105
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Cataloged from credits and cassette container.
Credits: Cinematography, Ken Burns, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires ; edited by Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw and Tricia Reidy ; narrated by David McCullough.
Performer(s): Features historians, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (76 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Civil War (Television program), episode 3.
Responsibility: Florentine Films ; produced in association with WETA-TV ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey S. Ward and Ric Burns with Ken Burns ; edited by Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw, Tricia Reidy.

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This episode charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln's decision to set the slaves free. Convinced by July, 1862 that emancipation was morally and militarily crucial to the future of the Union, Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation. But there is no Union victory to be had until Antietam, the bloodiest day of the war, followed shortly by the brightest--the emancipation of the slaves.

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