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Series
The Civil War
Raw Footage
Interview with Robert Penn Warren
Contributing Organization
Ken Burns - Florentine Films (Walpole, New Hampshire)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/509-f18sb3xm7h

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Description
This is raw footage of an interview that Ken Burns conducted with Robert Penn Warren, a Southern writer. The interview takes place on July 9, 1986. At the beginning of this interview, Warren reads from some works including ?The Legacy of the Civil War.? For the rest of the interview, Warren offers stories from the Civil War from his perspective of growing up in the South. Instead of taking a historical and factual perspective, Warren provides anecdotes about the Civil War that demonstrate its complexities. He also describes the importance of localism for those who fought in the war and the importance of community. Towards the end of the interview, Warren shares the racism he observed in the South.
Created
1986-07-09
Asset type
Raw Footage
Genres
Interview
Topics
History
Race and Ethnicity
War and Conflict
Creator
Ken Burns, Director
Florentine Films/American Documentary, Inc., Producing Organization
Contributor
Robert Penn Warren, Interviewee
Publisher
Florentine Films, Copyright Holder
Rights
Copyright 1989, Kenneth Lauren Burns All Rights Reserved
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
1:14:43
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Citation
Chicago: “The Civil War; Interview with Robert Penn Warren,” 1986-07-09, Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 17, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-f18sb3xm7h.
MLA: “The Civil War; Interview with Robert Penn Warren.” 1986-07-09. Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 17, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-f18sb3xm7h>.
APA: The Civil War; Interview with Robert Penn Warren. 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-f18sb3xm7h