The Civil War; Interview with William Safire
- The Civil War
- Raw Footage
- Interview with William Safire
- Producing Organization
- Florentine Films/American Documentary, Inc.
- Ken Burns - Florentine Films
- Contributing Organization
- Ken Burns - Florentine Films (Walpole, New Hampshire)
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- This is raw footage of an interview that Ken Burns conducted with essayist William Safire on March 21, 1988. Safire provides insight into the minds of the great political figures of the Civil War. He describes Lincoln as "God's gift to the nation" during the trying times, and explains his personality. Safire also offers a clear image of the political motives behind the Emancipation Proclamation. He supports the notion that the Civil War was necessary in order to strengthen and grow the power of the United States. Safire then explains that the war was full of balances of allegiances; both sides of the war lost many soldiers.
- Asset type
- Raw Footage
- Copyright 1989, Kenneth Lauren Burns All Rights Reserved
- Media type
- Moving Image
Copyright Holder: Florentine Films
Director: Ken Burns
Interviewee: Safire, William
Producing Organization: Florentine Films/American Documentary, Inc.
Producing Organization: Ken Burns - Florentine Films
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Ken Burns - Florentine Films
Identifier: William_Safire_master (AAPB Inventory ID)
Generation: Preservation Master
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- Chicago: “The Civil War; Interview with William Safire,” 1988-03-21, Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed January 16, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-js9h41kc8n.
- MLA: “The Civil War; Interview with William Safire.” 1988-03-21. Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. January 16, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-js9h41kc8n>.
- APA: The Civil War; Interview with William Safire. 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-js9h41kc8n