The Civil War
1861: "The Cause"
Episode 1 | 1h 40m 58s | WETA Passport
Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. Here are the burning questions of Union and states' rights, John Brown at Harpers Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter, and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides.
Aired: 09/07/15 | Expires: 12/31/25 |
Ep5 | 2h 14m 38s | WETA Passport
Ep4 | 2h 18m 35s | WETA Passport
Ep3 | 2h 34m 49s | WETA Passport
The U.S. and the Holocaust
The latest film from Ken Burns, the U.S. and the Holocaust, examines America's response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. The U.S. and the Holocaust premieres Sunday, September 18th at 8/7cWatch Trailers
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