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The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

Lincoln feels he has failed the American people, his audience at Gettysburg, and the memory of the dead with his short address, yet the eloquence and grandeur of the 269 words became enshrined as a standard against which all speeches that came thereafter were measured.
Clip Length 05:50 Premiere: 4/3/11

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Production made possible by grants from General Motors Corporation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

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The Civil War

About The Civil War

Between 1861 and 1865, Americans made war on each other and killed each other in great numbers if only to become the kind of country that could no longer conceive of how that was possible. What began as a bitter dispute over Union and States' Rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America.

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1865: "War Is All Hell"/"The Better Angels of Our Nature"

S1 E5 Length 2:14:38 Premiere Date 9/11/15

1864: "Valley of the Shadow of Death"/"Most Hallowed Ground"

S1 E4 Length 2:18:35 Premiere Date 9/10/15

1863: "Simply Murder"/"The Universe of Battle"

S1 E3 Length 2:34:49 Premiere Date 9/9/15

1862: "A Very Bloody Affair"/"Forever Free"

S1 E2 Length 2:21:25 Premiere Date 9/8/15

1861: "The Cause"

S1 E1 Length 1:40:58 Premiere Date 9/7/15

Specials

Making The Civil War: 25 Years Later

Length 28:19 Premiere Date 10/23/17

Restoring The Civil War

Length 13:57 Premiere Date 9/7/15

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