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The Civil War

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Ken Burns' Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.
BookDVD
2011
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Virginia in the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance

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Nine twenty-minute segments explore the United States' Civil War, including: causes, military campaigns, soldier life, the home front, slavery, and more. Includes commentaries by nationally-recognized scholars as well as photographs, on-site filming, living history and re-enactments.
DVD
2009
Special Collections
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Civil War Combat

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DVD
2000; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Roots of Resistance: The Story of the Underground Railroad

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At the time of the Civil War, one of every eight people living in the United States was considered the legal property of someone else. Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery that became known as the Underground Railroad. A loosely organized group of deeply committed individuals who employed everything from secret codes to false-bottom wagons to bring fugitives out of bondage to havens of freedom.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863

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Ayers talks about researching his book, "In the presence of mine enemies," about the Civil War in two towns at the opposite ends of the Shenandoah Valley, and discusses his findings.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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The American Civil War

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A series of 48 lectures on the American Civil War, with emphasis on the period from 1861-1965. The lectures examine the causes of the war, the campaigns, and how the war affected various elements of American society.
BookVHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided

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A story of the childhoods and marriage of Abraham and Mary Lincoln.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Army Digest: No. 8.

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "'The Mathew Brady Story' brings to the television screen the work of the famed photographer who, during the Civil War, earned the title of "The First Combat Photographer." In this documentary, Brady's crisp visual account of the Civil War and its men is brought to life as music, sound, and movement team up with Brady's photographic skill to give THE BIG PICTURE audience an authentic sense of what it was like to live and fight through the years when our nation's unity hung in the balance. In the "Clara Barton Story," the personal chronicle of the woman who was instrumental in founding the Red Cross - the accounting, in her own words, of her part in a single day of the Battle of Antietam - is documented through scenes [...]
Online
1960
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Man, Moment, Machine: Lincoln & the Flying Spying Machine

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"The Civil War isn't typically associated with high-tech equipment, but in 1862 the Union Army introduced an amazing surveillance device that foretold the future of fancy spy gear. This History Channel episode analyzes the device--a hydrogen balloon attached to a telegraph--and chronicles President Lincoln's involvement with its invention and deployment."--History Channel.
Online
2006
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Gettysburg Historians' Roundtable

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Online
2006
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Battle of Gettysburg

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Online
2004
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Weapons of the Civil War

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Online
2008
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Civil War Journal: The Commanders

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Through diaries, photographs and re-enactments, these four episodes take the viewer into the personal lives of these Civil War generals.
Online
2001
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Civil War Journal

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Through diaries, photograhs, and factual reenactments, these four episodes focus on the earlier years of the Civil War, including John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry; the first military engagement of the war at Fort Sumter; the first major battle at Bull Ron, and the mix of escaped slaves and educated African American men who made up the 65th Massachussetts regiment.
Online
2001; 1993
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Destiny at Fort Sumter

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Describes the attack on Fort Sumter that began the Civil War.
Online
1995; 1993
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The Battle of Chattanooga

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Online
1994
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The Civil War [electronic resource]

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An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
Online
2002; 1989
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Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War

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This critically acclaimed television and video series from the National Museum of American History is a sweeping and compelling look at the war's military, political and social history. Each episode features dramatic reenactments of important campaigns; first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses and participants read by distinguished actors; period photographs, paintings and artifacts; intriguing expert challenges to traditional historical thinking; original contemporary illustrations; computer enhanced maps; and music of the time.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Yankees

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Looks at military life in the Union Army during the Civil War. Discusses topics such as training, uniforms, accomodations, food, recreation, rifles, what being in a battle was like, Black soldiers, medical treatment, punishments, and fraternizing with the enemy. Humorous presentation.
Online
1998
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Foot Soldier: The Rebels

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"Though they were out-manned and out-supplied, they fought with a passion borne out of intense loyalty to their cause and commander, the legendary Robert E. Lee. Join "Johnny Reb" as he marches across the South, from the epic battles to the long bouts of boredom between battles. Hear fascinating excerpts from soldiers' letters and diaries. Expert analysis and extensive re-enactments offer a revealing look at life in the Confederate Army and offer insight into the heart of this heroic group of foot soldiers"--Original container.
Online
1998