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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 1, The Cause
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 2 hours 54 mins
Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. Here are the burning questions of Union and States’ rights, John Brown at Harper’s Ferry,...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 2 hours 54 mins
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 2, A Very Bloody Affair
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written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 8 mins
1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. This episode of Ken Burns's The Civil War begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln’s administration and then follows Union General George McClella...
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 8 mins
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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, 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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