The Civil War

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A comprehensive and definitive history of the American Civil War.

Series Cast

  1. Sam Waterston

    Sam Waterston

    Abraham Lincoln

    9 Episodes

  2. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Frederick Douglass

    9 Episodes

  3. Jason Robards

    Jason Robards

    Ulysses S. Grant

    9 Episodes

  4. Shelby Foote

    9 Episodes

  5. Garrison Keillor

    Garrison Keillor

    Walt Whitman

    9 Episodes

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The Civil War

Season 1

1990 | 9 Episodes

Photographs, period paintings, lithographs and headlines of the Civil War are combined with moving newsreel footage of Civil War veterans, interviews with distinguished historians and first-person accounts in this award-winning documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns. The miniseries vividly embraces the entire sweep of the war: the complex causes and lasting effects of America's greatest and most moving calamity, the battles and the homefronts, the generals and the private soldiers, the anguish of death in battle and the grief of families at home.

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  • TV-14


    This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 70m



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