This highly acclaimed mini-series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries and letters. Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war's causes and events.
Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>
It divided a country. It created a nation.
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Many of the establishing shots reveal condensation trails, caused by aircraft, in the sky. See more
[Reacting to the Confederate Government's move to have African American Slaves serve as soldiers in the Army
Senator Howell Cobb
You cannot make soldiers of slaves, or slaves of soldiers. The day you make a soldier of them is the beginning of the end of the Revolution. And if slaves seem good soldiers, then our whole theory of slavery is wrong.
Marching Through Georgia
Written by Henry Clay Work See more