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Beginning of War Between States

Streaming Video - 2009
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Since the penning of the Declaration of Independence, America had been steadily evolving into two distinctly different societies-and by 1861, sectional differences had reached the flashpoint. This program addresses abolitionist fervor in the industrialized North; the rising clamor for secession in the antebellum South, an agrarian economy transfigured by the cotton gin; and the political emergence of Abraham Lincoln-intertwined strands of history that, like a burning fuse, ignited the War Between the States. Commentary by Eric Foner, John Hope Franklin, Henry Steele Commager, David Donald, William Cooper, and Grady McWhiney is featured.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c1987.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Beginning of war between states

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