CIVIL WAR: The Anguish of Emancipation

The Shaping of the American Nation



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This outstanding production of feature-film caliber is filmed in actual historical locations, with eminent scholars serving as consultants for accuracy.

With dialogue drawn exclusively and verbatim from speeches, diaries, and journals of the time, this elaborate re-creation depicts conflicting views on slavery as Abraham Lincoln ponders whether to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Trying to preserve the Union and uphold the Constitution, which permits slavery, Lincoln is pressured both by abolitionists and Southerners. After considering deporting four million slaves somewhere “separate but equal,” Lincoln issues the Proclamation following the bloody Battle of Antietam in 1862.

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Learning Corporation of America


7 and up



Run Time

27 minutes