“Death and the Civil War”

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ric Burns discusses his documentary “Death and the Civil War,” based on the book by Drew Faust, talks about how the nation was transformed by the death toll of the Civil War, an estimated 750,000 people were killed—nearly two and a half percent of the population—from 1861 to 1865. “Death and the Civil War,” will premiere on American Experience on Tuesday, September 18, at 8:00 pm on PBS, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, which is to this day, the single bloodiest day in American history.


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Comments [3]

Virginia from NYC

This link is not to the the Ric Burns interview. It's the CIA author's interview. Very disappointing since I wanted to play the Burns interview for a class on The Red Badge of Courage.

Sep. 19 2012 08:48 AM

Audio is another segment not Ric Burns. Please fix.

Sep. 18 2012 04:44 PM

All visitors to DC should stop by the National Buildings Museum, originally built to deal with the massive paperwork for Civil War vets: an incredible story.

And the building itself is astonishing, one of America's "100 Best Loved Buildings."

Sep. 18 2012 01:22 PM

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