Series
The Civil War
Raw Footage
Interviews with Barbara Fields
Producing Organization
Florentine Films
Ken Burns - Florentine Films
Contributing Organization
Ken Burns - Florentine Films (Walpole, New Hampshire)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/509-2r3nv99t98
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Description
This is raw footage of an interview that Ken Burns conducted with professor Barbara Fields for his film, The Civil War. The interview is in two parts. The first takes place on January 14, 1987 at the Smithsonian Institute and the second takes place on April 13, 1988 at the Columbia University Low Memorial Library. Throughout these two interviews, Fields discusses how slavery brought the nation to Civil War. She details the many ways in which slaves took political action to gain emancipation and to fight for their equality, rejecting the notion that white politicians and soldiers were the main definers of the Civil War. Fields provides historical background and context about many looming historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Frederick Douglass. She also returns to the narrative of minor figures, often overlooked, such as Spottswood Rice, Hannah Johnson, and John Boston. She makes the argument that the civil war was less about the cohesion of the Union and more about the fight for hum
Created
1987-01-14
Asset type
Raw Footage
Genres
Interview
Topics
History
Race and Ethnicity
Rights
Copyright 1989, Kenneth Lauren Burns All Rights Reserved
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
1:38:31
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Credits
Copyright Holder: Florentine Films
Director: Ken Burns
Interviewee: Fields, Barbara
Producing Organization: Florentine Films
Producing Organization: Ken Burns - Florentine Films
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Ken Burns - Florentine Films
Identifier: Barbara_Fields_master (AAPB Inventory ID)
Format: image/x-dpx
Generation: Preservation Master
Duration: 1:38:31
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Citations
Chicago: “The Civil War; Interviews with Barbara Fields,” 1987-01-14, Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed March 22, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-2r3nv99t98.
MLA: “The Civil War; Interviews with Barbara Fields.” 1987-01-14. Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. March 22, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-2r3nv99t98>.
APA: The Civil War; Interviews with Barbara Fields. Boston, MA: Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-2r3nv99t98