America and The Civil War
Five outstanding documentaries chronicle the buildup to, events during, and aftermath of the Civil War.
John Brown s Holy War: Explores the life of the reluctant revolutionary who helped trigger the Civil War. Includes archival photos and artwork, reenactments, commentary from historians, and readings from primary sources.
The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry: The true story of the first African American Civil War regiment is told through readings from primary sources, interviews with descendants of the soldiers, and archival imagery.
Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue and Gray: Drawing from a firsthand account by Union Lt. Frank A. Haskell, this program re-creates seven battles and explores the impact Gettysburg had on the war.
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War: Spanning the years 1863 1877, this gripping documentary tells the stories of ordinary Americans Southern and Northern, white and black as they struggled through one of the nation s most turbulent periods.
Lincoln s Secret Weapon: Chronicles the history of the Union s USS Monitor and the role it played in the war. Includes a reenactment of the Monitor-Merrimack battle.
|Subject||SOCIAL STUDIES, The Civil War|
|Running Time||6 hrs. total|