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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Making The Civil War: 25 Years Later

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Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires, and Allen Moore discuss the making of The Civil War.


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Restoring The Civil War

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Learn how The Civil War series has been completely restored to Ultra HD – 4K resolution.