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The Civil War. Disc one [videorecording] /
American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns.
edition
Full screen version.
imprint
Burbank, Calif. : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2004], c1990.
description
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
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imprint
Burbank, Calif. : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2004], c1990.
credits note
Cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw.
general note
Originally produced as a television mini series in 1990.
Special features: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction"; commentary track by Ken Burns; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch; biography cards and interactive maps.
performer
Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.
abstract
The stage is set for war as the nation begins to tear apart. The North's opposition to slavery has fueled a bitter debate between the northern and southern states and the country wrestles with conflicts between the Union and States' rights. At center stage are Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
language note
Closed-captioned.
catalogue key
7016823
technical details
DVD, 5.1 stereo surround sound.

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