NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War
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More informationNPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history, expert commentary, and unforgettable voices:
Shelby Foote reflects on the southern perspective
E.L. Doctorow discusses Sherman and The March
Sam Waterston performs the Gettysburg Address
Hal Holbrook honors Iowa in the Civil War
Susan Stamberg reports from Lincoln's summer retreat
James McPherson tours Gettysburg's hallowed ground
Tony Horwitz explores the world of Civil War reenactorsPlus visits to battlefields at Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, and much more.
Introduction by Neal Conan
Historian Shelby Foote
Geraldine Brooks' Civil War March
History of "Dixie"
Confederates in the Attic
Viewing the Emancipation Proclamation
Gettysburg's Hallowed Ground
Old Army Friends, Divided At Gettysburg
Gettysburg Address Read by Sam Waterston
Henry Fleming, Reluctantly Wearing the Red Badge
Woman Fought Like a Man for Freedom
Civil War Reporters
Historians Search for Civil War Relics
Civil War Relics Tempt Thieves
Living History at Lincoln's Summer Retreat
E.L. Doctorow on Sherman and The March
Letters from Civil War Era Tell the Price of Freedom
Iowa in the Civil War
What It Means to Be Free
The Civil War Still Stirs the Southern Soul
Union Soldier Comes Home
At Ford's Theatre, Lincoln's Death Revisited
"O Captain! My Captain!"
"Battle Hymn of the Republic," the Other National Anthem
The NPR American Chronicles series explores the historical events that continue to resonate in our lives. Expert commentary and unforgettable stories create vivid sound portraits of history's greatest people and events, examined in multi-faceted and moving detail.