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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 3, Forever Free
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 16 mins
This episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln’s decision to set the slaves free. Convinced by July 1862 that emancipation was now morally and militarily crucial to the future of the Union, Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation. But as the year wears...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 16 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 4, Simply Murder
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 2 mins
The nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg comes to two climaxes that spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant’s attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. During this episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War,...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 2 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 5, The Universe of Battle
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 35 mins
This episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of war: the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. For three days 150,000 men will fight to the death in the Pennsylvania countryside, culminating in Pickett’s legendary charge. This ex...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 35 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 6, Valley of the Shadow of Death
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins
This episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War begins with a biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. In 30 days, the two armies lose more men than...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 7, Most Hallowed Ground
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 12 mins
This episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War begins with the presidential election of 1864 that sets Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan. The stakes are nothing less than the survival of the Union itself: with Grant and Sherman stalled at Petersburg and Atlanta, opinion in the North h...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 12 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 8, War Is All Hell
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins
The episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s brilliant march to the sea, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln’s second inauguration, first Petersburg and then Richmond finally fall to...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins
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Ken Burns's The West, 4, Death Runs Riot
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; directed by Stephen Ives, fl. 1988-2017; produced by Stephen Ives, fl. 1988-2017, in Ken Burns's The West, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1996), 1 hour 26 mins
The United States had envisioned an orderly expansion into the West: treaties were supposed to legitimize settlement; surveys were to map the land; then Americans would spread peacefully across it -- all under the guidance and protection of their government. But the California Gold Rush and the war with Mexico cha...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; directed by Stephen Ives, fl. 1988-2017; produced by Stephen Ives, fl. 1988-2017, in Ken Burns's The West, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1996), 1 hour 26 mins
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Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom
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directed by Robert Child, 1963-; produced by Robert Child, 1963- (Harrington Park, NJ: Janson Media, 2005, originally published 2005), 1 hour 28 mins
Lincoln and Lee at Antietam – The Cost of Freedom focuses on the single bloodiest day in American history. The film features commentaries from renowned historians who explain the significance of this first Civil War battle fought on northern soil. Through first person accounts, an original music score, and scarc...
directed by Robert Child, 1963-; produced by Robert Child, 1963- (Harrington Park, NJ: Janson Media, 2005, originally published 2005), 1 hour 28 mins
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Man Moment Machine, 6, Lincoln & The Flying Spying Machine
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directed by Michael McInerney; produced by Michael McInerney, in Man Moment Machine, 6 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 45 mins
This documentary, directed by Michael McInerney, features Abraham Lincoln at the end of the Civil War and his use of a hot air spy balloon.
directed by Michael McInerney; produced by Michael McInerney, in Man Moment Machine, 6 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2006), 45 mins
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Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
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directed by Charles Burnett, 1944-; produced by Frank Christopher, fl. 1980-2014 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 58 mins
Nat Turner's slave rebellion is a watershed event in America's long and troubled history of slavery and racial conflict. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property tells the story of that violent confrontation and of the ways that story has been continuously re-told during the years since 1831. It is a film about a critic...
directed by Charles Burnett, 1944-; produced by Frank Christopher, fl. 1980-2014 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 58 mins
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