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The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns 2015

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The original Emmy Award-winning nine-part series is now digitally restored to archive the highest definition for optimal picture quality.

Starring:
Sam Waterston, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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1. The Cause - 1861

Beginning with an examination of slavery, this episode looks at the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states' rights.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes Release date: September 7, 2015
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2. A Very Bloody Affair - 1862

1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln's war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 8 minutes Release date: September 8, 2015
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3. Forever Free - 1862

This episode charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln's decision to set the slaves free.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 15 minutes Release date: September 8, 2015
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4. Simply Murder - 1863

This episode begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and follows two clashes that spring.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 1 minute Release date: September 9, 2015
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5. The Universe of Battle - 1863

This episode opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of the war: the Battle of Gettysburg.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes Release date: September 9, 2015
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6. Valley of the Shadow of Death - 1864

This episode begins with a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 9 minutes Release date: September 10, 2015
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7. Most Hallowed Ground - 1864

The presidential campaign of 1864 set Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 11 minutes Release date: September 10, 2015
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8. War is All Hell - 1865

William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea brings war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 8 minutes Release date: September 11, 2015
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9. The Better Angels of Our Nature - 1865

After chronicling Lincoln's funeral, the episode recounts the final days of the war, the capture of John Wilkes Booth and the fates of the series' major figures.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 8 minutes Release date: September 11, 2015
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Product details

Genres Special Interest, Documentary, Drama
Director Ken Burns
Starring Sam Waterston, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman
Supporting actors Garrison Keillor, Arthur Miller, George Plimpton, Horton Foote, George Black, Philip Bosco, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Irons, David McCullough, Christopher Murney
Season year 2015
Network PBS
Producers Ken Burns, Ric Burns
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices Available to watch on supported devices

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