Long Shadows

Long Shadows

The Legacy of the American Civil War

Streaming Video - 2010
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Ruined cities, scorched countryside, over 600,000 deaths - these were the Civil War's direct results. But its long-term effects were no less cataclysmic and are still at work in American society. From North to South, from civil rights to foreign policy, from individual to collective memory, this classic program by award-winning filmmaker Ross Spears explores the cultural, political, and economic echoes of the War Between the States. Reflections come from a wide range of distinguished guests, including former President Jimmy Carter, poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren, scholars Robert Coles and John Hope Franklin, and author Studs Terkel. Civil rights activists, West Point graduates, Vietnam War veterans, battlefield tour guides, relic collectors, and blues musicians also add commentary to this evocative study.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1994
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (89 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Legacy of American Civil War

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