NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history, expert commentary, and unforgettable voices:
Shelby Foote reflects on the southern perspective
E.L. Doctorow discusses Sherman and The March
Sam Waterston performs the Gettysburg Address
Hal Holbrook honors Iowa in the Civil War
Susan Stamberg reports from Lincoln?s summer retreat
James McPherson tours Gettysburg?s hallowed ground
Tony Horwitz explores the world of Civil War reenactors
Plus visits to battlefields at Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, and much more.
The NPR American Chronicles series explores the historical events that continue to resonate in our lives. Expert commentary and unforgettable stories create vivid sound portraits of history?s greatest people and events, examined in multi-faceted and moving detail.
Subgenre: United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)