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Series
The Civil War
Raw Footage
Interview with Ed Bearss
Contributing Organization
Ken Burns - Florentine Films (Walpole, New Hampshire)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/509-pk06w9749m

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Description
This is raw footage of an interview that Ken Burns conducted with Civil War historian Ed Bearss on July 14, 1986. In this interview, Bearss demonstrates his expansive knowledge on the events of the Civil War. He begins by explaining that most expected the Civil War to end quickly without much violence, but that it quickly escalated. Following this summary of the war?s beginning, he visually describes many of the well-known battles, offering very detailed storytelling of these events. Bearss also suggests that the Civil War was the precursor to developing military strategy and technology for the world wars in the twentieth century. He provides a thorough and fact-based description of the war and its events.
Created
1986-07-14
Asset type
Raw Footage
Genres
Interview
Topics
History
War and Conflict
Creator
Ken Burns, Director
Florentine Films/American Documentary, Inc., Producing Organization
Contributor
Bearss, Ed, Interviewee
Publisher
Florentine Films, Copyright Holder
Rights
Copyright 1989, Kenneth Lauren Burns All Rights Reserved
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
1:18:01
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Citation
Chicago: “The Civil War; Interview with Ed Bearss,” 1986-07-14, Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 22, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-pk06w9749m.
MLA: “The Civil War; Interview with Ed Bearss.” 1986-07-14. Ken Burns - Florentine Films, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 22, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_509-pk06w9749m>.
APA: The Civil War; Interview with Ed Bearss. 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-pk06w9749m