The Civil War, Episode 1: The Cause--1861 Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for The Civil War, Episode 1: The Cause--1861 the Movie

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The blowout PBS hit miniseries, five years in the making by author and filmmaker Ken Burns, is a staggering historical achievement. Episode 1 focuses on the causes of the Civil War from the schism created by Lincoln's election, John Brown's assault on Harper's Ferry, and the firing on Fort Sumpter.


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Available on VHS
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Documentary Films, History--U.S., Civil War, Slavery
Ken Burns
Ken Burns

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