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American Experience: Death and the Civil War

Examining how the Civil War death toll, which is estimated to have been 750,000 people (2.5 percent of the nation's population at the time), affected the nation's psyche. Based on Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust's book "This Republic of Suffering," the documentary includes remarks from her and fellow historians David W. Blight, Vincent Brown, J. David Hacker and Mark S. Schantz; poet Thomas Lynch; Adm. Mike Mullen (USN Ret.), a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and George Will.

Source: PBS


Episode Info


Episode number: 25x1
Production Number: DECW
Airdate: Tuesday September 18th, 2012
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)


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