Ken Burns' The Civil War

90 minutes

This award-winning documentary chronicled the people and events of the bloodiest conflict in US history. The Civil War broke new ground by blending archival photographs, unique cinematography, music, narration, and a chorus of voices to animate the key figures of the time. The addition of notable experts on the subject created not only an accurate and exhaustive historical document - but also a riveting emotional journey through one of America's darkest and most pivotal times.

90 minutes

This award-winning documentary chronicled the people and events of the bloodiest conflict in US history. The Civil War broke new ground by blending archival photographs, unique cinematography, music, narration, and a chorus of voices to animate the key figures of the time. The addition of notable experts on the subject created not only an accurate and exhaustive historical document - but also a riveting emotional journey through one of America's darkest and most pivotal times.

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Watch Ken Burns' The Civil War Season 1 Episode 9 - The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865)

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The nation faces the tragedy of Lincoln's assassination and the war's implications for human rights and the power of the federal vs. state government. The long road to reconstruction is planned, and in conclusion, the surviving veterans of North and South
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Watch Ken Burns' The Civil War Season 1 Episode 1 - The Cause (1861)

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s1e1 The Cause (1861)
September 23, 1990
The build-up to war between the North and South, including disputes over slavery, State's rights, and the protests and compromises of the 1800s that finally led to armed conflict in 1861. The war begins and the first battles are chronicled.
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Watch Ken Burns' The Civil War Season 1 Episode 1 - The Cause (1861)
s1e1 The Cause (1861)
September 23, 1990
September 23, 1990
The Cause (1861)
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Watch Ken Burns' The Civil War Season 1 Episode 2 - A Very Bloody Affair (1862)
s1e2 A Very Bloody Affair (1862)
September 24, 1990
September 24, 1990
A Very Bloody Affair (1862)
Watch Ken Burns' The Civil War Season 1 Episode 3 - Forever Free (1862)
s1e3 Forever Free (1862)
September 24, 1990
September 24, 1990
Forever Free (1862)
Watch Ken Burns' The Civil War Season 1 Episode 4 - Simply Murder (1863)
s1e4 Simply Murder (1863)
September 25, 1990
September 25, 1990
Simply Murder (1863)
Watch Ken Burns' The Civil War Season 1 Episode 7 - Most Hallowed Ground (1864)
s1e7 Most Hallowed Ground (1864)
September 26, 1990
September 26, 1990
Most Hallowed Ground (1864)
Watch Ken Burns' The Civil War Season 1 Episode 8 - War is All Hell (1865)
s1e8 War is All Hell (1865)
September 27, 1990
September 27, 1990
War is All Hell (1865)

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