The Civil War (1990)

This highly acclaimed mini series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war's causes and events.

Directing:
  • Ken Burns

Stars:
Release Date: 1990-09-23
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Français
  • Runtime: 680
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
Various
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freema...
Frederick Douglass
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
Various
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fish...
Various
Jason Robards
Jason Robards
Ulysses S. Grant
Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhu...
Various
Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
President Abraham Lincoln
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
Mary Chestnut
Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keil...
Walt Whitman
Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
William Tecumseh Sherman
George Plimpton
George Plimpt...
George Templeton Strong
Philip Bosco
Philip Bosco
Horace Greeley
Hoyt Axton
Hoyt Axton
Various