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Was it Not Real?

Was it Not Real?

Four million slaves were freed yet it would take another century for African Americans to win 'freedom.' History is not 'was' but 'is.' Until we treat each other as equals the Civil War will never be over.
Clip Length 05:09 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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Season Episodes

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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