Item Details

The Civil War: Episode 9 the Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This extraordinary final episode of The Civil War begins in the bittersweet aftermath of Lee's surrender and goes on to narrate the terrible events of five days later when, on April 14, Lincoln was assassinated. After chronicling Lincoln's poignant funeral, the program then recounts the final days of the war, the capture of John Wilkes Booth, and the fates of the Civil War's major protagonists. The consequences and meaning of a war that transformed America from a collection of states to the nation it is today are considered as well.
Release Date
1990
Run Time
69 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
8 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 06, 2009.
Variant Title
Better Angels of Our Nature (1865)
Series
The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns
Civil War (Ken Burns)
Contents
  • Meaning of the Civil War (2:34)
  • April 1865: War is Over (4:04)
  • North Celebrates End of War (1:35)
  • Defeated South (3:12)
  • Ceremony at Fort Sumter (1:52)
  • Assassination of President Lincoln (2:51)
  • Death of President Lincoln (2:51)
  • News of Assassination Spreads (1:36)
  • Reaction of Former Slaves to Lincoln's Death (0:37)
  • Lincoln's Funeral Train (4:41)
  • John Wilkes Booth: Captured and Killed (0:33)
  • Jefferson Davis Is Arrested (2:15)
  • Last Man Killed in Civil War (0:26)
  • Union Victory Parade (1:23)
  • Casualties of War (1:08)
  • Execution of Booth's Conspirators (1:34)
  • Walt Whitman (0:43)
  • War's Heavy Toll (3:07)
  • Monuments of the War (0:43)
  • Elisha Hunt Rhodes: Union Soldier (1:26)
  • Sam Watkins: Confederate Soldier (1:47)
  • William Tecumseh Sherman and Joe Johnston (1:05)
  • Mary Chesnut: An American Diarist (0:54)
  • Jefferson Davis and Hiram Rhodes Revels (0:30)
  • Fates of the Civil War's Major Figures (2:55)
  • Fates of the Civil War's Major Figures (1:42)
  • Robert E. Lee Dies (3:00)
  • U. S. Grant Becomes President (1:49)
  • Reunion of the Battle of Gettysburg (1:09)
  • Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Dies of War Wounds in 1914 (1:10)
  • Civil War Becomes Testament to Human Spirit (2:38)
  • Emancipated Slaves (0:59)
  • Legacy of Civil War (2:28)
  • Two Sides Under One Flag: Veterans Unite (2:48)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c1990.
Publisher no.
  • 40976s Films Media Group
  • 40985 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (69 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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