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Death and the Civil War 

Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a "republic of suffering" and will chart the far-reaching social, political, ... See full summary »

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Ric Burns
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Episode credited cast:
James Cromwell
Keith David
Josh Hamilton
Gene Jones
Robert Sean Leonard
Amy Madigan
Elizabeth Marvel
Aleksa Palladino
Oliver Platt ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Stark Sands
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Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a "republic of suffering" and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War. Written by Anonymous

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TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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WGBH See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Memorial Day
26 May 2014 | by rwflournoySee all my reviews

Memorial Day began in Charleston by black veterans? Are you kidding me? This is a first. Who thought of this? What nonsense. Sadly, this was a great series that succumbed to the liberal demand of assigning slavery as a motive for the start of the civil war which in patent nonsense. All in all a good program, but give me a break on the slavery thing as a catalyst to the war. The abolishment of slavery was an unintended consequence of the war, a good one, but had nothing to to do with why it began. Agenda history took over an otherwise good intent. Readers/ viewers should investigate and research the Buchanan tax laws that increased the levies on Southern deep water ports which Lincoln signed into law which prompted southern secession, and his ensuing instructions to blockade those ports, which were the first hostile acts that resulted in the outbreak of the war. But, the black Memorial Day thing is nothing short of hilarious.


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