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21.

The Civil War: Episode Nine 1865-- the Better Angels of Our Nature [electronic resource]

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This extraordinary final episode of THE CIVIL WAR begins in the bittersweet aftermath of Lee's surrender and then goes on to narrate the horrendous events of five days later when, on April 14, Lincoln is assassinated. After chronicling Lincoln's poignant funeral, the series recounts the final days of the war, the capture of John Wilkes Booth, and the fates of the series' major characters. The episode then considers the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country from a collection of states to the nation we are today.
Online
2005; 1990
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Freedom, a History of US: Episode 6 War to End Slavery [electronic resource]

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The most terrible war in America's history is fought over the future of slavery in our nation. Looks at the issues of slavery, the abolition movement and the Civil War.
Online
2005; 2003
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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)
24.

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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Jezebel

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VHS
1988; 1938
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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The Civil War [electronic resource]: 1861-1863

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As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the bitter legacy of the battle, and the war.
Online
2000
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Robert E. Lee

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Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
29.

Long Shadows

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Through interviews this film explores the ways in which the Civil War can still be felt in American society.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
30.

The Civil War Soldier: The Infantryman

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Examines everyday life of the common soldiers of both sides during the Civil War.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)
31.

The Divided Union: The Story of the American Civil War 1861-1865

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VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
32.

A Firebell in the Night

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Discusses the causes and miseries of the Civil War and the racial wounds that still trouble the United States.
VHS
1972
Ivy (By Request)
33.

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
35.

Gettysburg Historians' Roundtable

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Online
2006
36.

Battle of Gettysburg

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Online
2004
37.

Weapons of the Civil War

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Online
2008
38.

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
39.

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