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The Civil War

The Cause - 1861 (Part 1 of 9) (#101)

Slavery, the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states' rights are examined. [110 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' landmark series portrays the terrible conflict that tore America apart and defined it as a nation. The series embraces the entire sweep of the war using archival photographs, period paintings, newsreel footage of civil war veterans, live cinematography of battle sites, interviews with eminent historian, and a chorus of voices reading from diaries, letters, speeches and newspapers of the era.

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