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The Civil War: This highly acclaimed mini series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war's causes and events.

  • Currently 3.48/5
(109 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: 9.4/10 Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released: September 23, 1990
Runtime: 680 mins
Genres: Documentary History War
Countries: USA
Actors: Arthur Miller Christopher Murney David McCullough Derek Jacobi Garrison Keillor George Plimpton Horton Foote Jason Robards Jeremy Irons Morgan Freeman Philip Bosco Sam Waterston

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Posted by jamar55 5 years, 4 months ago
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More links please!!! Thanks!!

Posted by dramucom 3 years, 6 months ago
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as epic as its subject. probably the best documentary ever produced.

Posted by oilgatsam 1 year, 1 month ago
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I just finished watching episode one on PBS tonight. They are bringing it back in HD for it's 25 year anniversary. Even better than the first time. It's hard to believe it has been that long. I guess my evenings are planned for the next two week nights.

Posted by drno62 1 year, 5 months ago
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One of the best documentaries ever produced. Watching this 9-part, 11.5 hour doc, made me feel like I was in school again during the 90s-- as this would have been the type of educational programming we would have watched back then. This and Bill Nye, of course! 10/10

Posted by TwiztidThorn 1 year, 10 months ago
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Ken Burns, Only a man with a haircut that bad could make a documentary this good.

Posted by rolandfalworth 2 years, 5 months ago
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For me this sets the standard for the way all historical documentary's should be made 5/5

Posted by Devil_of_Lemon 4 years, 1 month ago
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Thankyou so much for this wonderful documentary, an informative pleasure from start to finish. This has really set the standard all other documentaries should aim for. 10/10

Posted by old_belial 6 years, 1 month ago
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Simply the best military documentary ever made (Ken Burns best work)5/5

Posted by DirtyGerbil 6 years, 3 months ago
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thank you so much

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