As we continue this week to explore the legacy of Ken Burns’ The Civil War as it airs on PBS for its 25th anniversary, consider taking a dip into ECW’s archives for a look at what we’ve written about it in the past.
In 2012, Chris Mackowski did a multi-part series called “Telling History vs. Making Art,” and two of his installments covered Ken Burns’ film.
In the first, Chris summarized some of the criticism against the film.
In the second, he looked at the flip side of some of the controversy.
Later this week, Chris will offer his own updated look at Burns’ now-classic work. In the meantime, other ECW historians will offer their own thoughts, as well.