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1862, forever free

Author: Ken BurnsRic BurnsGeoffrey C WardPaul BarnesBruce ShawAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, ©1989.
Series: Civil War, epidsode 3.; PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 144.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : PBS Video index versionView 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: History
Military history
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; 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; David McCullough; Florentine Films.; PBS Video.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
OCLC Number: 43757775
Notes: Title on container: Forever free, 1862.
Specially prepared set enhanced by PBS with time code visible on the screen.
This series is supplemented by the "PBS Videodatabase of America's History & Culture Merged Index" which provides subject references to specific videocassette volume numbers within the series and to specific locations within individual videocassettes based according to on-screen counter numbers indicating number of minutes and seconds elapsed within a particular referenced videocassette.
PBS Video: XIVD-EX3.
Credits: Cinematography, Ken Burns, Allen Moore, Buddy Squires ; edited by Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw, Tricia Reidy.
Performer(s): Narrator, David McCullough.
Description: 1 videocassette (80 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Civil War, epidsode 3.; PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 144.
Other Titles: Forever free, 1862
Civil War (Television program)
Responsibility: Florentine Films ; WETA, Washington D.C. ; 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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