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The Civil War

The Civil War

It divided a country. It created a nation. Sep. 23, 1990 USA 680 Min.
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Ken Burns


Sam Waterston isPresident Abraham Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln
Julie Harris isMary Chestnut
Mary Chestnut
Jason Robards isUlysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Morgan Freeman isFrederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Garrison Keillor isWalt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Arthur Miller isWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
William Tecumseh Sherman
George Plimpton isGeorge Templeton Strong
George Templeton Strong
Horton Foote isJefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis
George Black isRobert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
Philip Bosco isHorace Greeley
Horace Greeley


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, letters, and 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.

The Civil War
Original title The Civil War
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