Civil War and reconstruction: 1861-1877

United States, 1965

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Shows the election of Abraham Lincoln, the establishment of the Confederacy, Civil War, and the problems of reconstruction. Includes the role of African Americans in the Civil War after the emancipation proclamation and the terror in the South following the war. Also includes education of African Americans and activities of the Ku Klux Klan.

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McGraw-Hill Films


Milton Meltzer

Alvin Yudkoff



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United States
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Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → African Americans - Civil rights

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Race discrimination

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → African Americans - History

History → African Americans - Segregation - History

History → History

History → Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

History → Slavery - Emancipation

History → United States - Civilization - History

History → United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

People → Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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