The Civil War

This nine-part series is the work that made documentarian Ken Burns a household name. Burns uses contemporary cinematography in addition to thousands of archival photographs, paintings and newspaper images set to music to teach people about the Civil War. A number of well-known actors and actresses lend their voices to the production as they read contemporary quotes from historical figures, including Abraham Lincoln and Stonewall Jackson.
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Language: English Release Date: 23 September 1990 Genres: Miniseries, Documentary, History Time Period: 1860s

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