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The Civil War: Episode One 1861-- the Cause [electronic resource]

A film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films ; produced in association with WETA-TV
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Beginning with a dramatic indictment of slavery, this first eposide dramatically evokes the causes of the war. Here are the burning questions of Union and states' rights, the story of John Brown at Harper's Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter, and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. The episode comes to a climax with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, where both sides now learn it is to be a very long war.
Release Date
1990
Run Time
99 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally broadcast in 1990.
Variant Title
The Civil War: 1861-- the cause.
Series
VIVA PBS Streaming Video Collection
VIVA Streaming Video Collection
Credits
Producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns; narrator, David G. McCullough.
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 1990]
Publisher no.
pbs_ciw200-1 PBS Video
Access Restriction
Digital content license from PBS Video, [2005] ; available to 2005 VIVA member institutions.
Related Resources
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Description
1 streaming video file (99 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Mode of access: Internet.
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