A biography of America. Episode 10, The coming of the Civil War /

A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians -- Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff -- present America's story as som...

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Other Authors: Barzyk, Fred (Director, Producer), Martin, Waldo E., 1951- (Speaker), Ambrose, Stephen E. (Speaker), Miller, Donald L., 1944- (Speaker)
Format: Video
Language:English
Published: District of Columbia : Annenberg Learner, 2010.
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Online Access:Available via Alexander Street Press
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Summary:A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians -- Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff -- present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives. Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history -- how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens' lives. Produced by WGBH Boston in cooperation with the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, and with the assistance of Instructional Resources Corporation. 2000. Simmering regional differences ignite an all-out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from "Bloody Kansas" to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between North and South to the point of civil war.
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed August 14, 2018).
Physical Description:1 online resource (26 minutes)
Playing Time:00:25:54