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Death and the Civil War Extended Promo

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How the young United States dealt with the unprecedented and overwhelming number of dead in the Civil War. The 2-minute extended promo for Death and the Civil War, premiering on PBS Sept 18, 8/7c. The Ric Burns film is based on the book "This Republic of Suffering" by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust.

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Teacher's Resources

Teacher's Resources

The National Endowment for the Humanities, a major funder of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, offers the following less...

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

The American Civil War was the first major conflict that was photographed extensively, bringing shocking an...

Introduction

Introduction

With the coming of the Civil War, and the staggering casualties it ushered in, death entered the experience...

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