Entertaining History: Film

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“The biggest event in our history belongs on the biggest canvas humans can devise.”
— William C. Davis
“The Civil War and the Confederacy in Cinema,”
The Cause Lost

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ECW Posts about Civil War Movies:

The Conundrum of Missouri Guerrilla Flicks by Kristen Pawlak
The Battle of New Market on the Big Screen? by Sarah Kay Bierle
Civil War Political Movie Night (Lincoln, Copperhead, The Conspirator) by Sarah Kay Bierle
Gettysburg Meets Gone With The Wind, Part 1 and Part 2 by Sarah Kay Bierel

A Fun Civil War Movie: The General by Dwight Hughes
The 25th Anniversary Film Screening of Gettysburg by Frank Jastrzembski
Reconsidering Gettysburg by Tom McMillan
The 30th Anniversary of Glory, Celebrated by the 54th Mass., Co. B by Steward Henderson
Turning Points: Gone With The Wind by Sarah Kay Bierle
On Watching Gone With The Wind in 2018 by Sean Michael Chick
Now in Theaters: Harriet by Sarah Kay Bierle
Lincoln brilliantly captures the icon’s humanity by Chris Mackowski
I Will Always Love Little Women by Meg Groeling
Not Your Average Lincoln Movie: Saving Lincoln by Meg Groeling
“Like I said, the war was rough through here.” Thoughts on the film Pharaoh’s Army by Sean Michael Chick
Thoughts on the Movie Union Bound by Sarah Kay Bierle

ECW Posts about Civil War TV Shows:

The Civil War and theBeverly Hillbillies by Sarah Kay Bierle
The North & South Miniseries by Steward Henderson
Mercy Street: The Miniseries That Could Have Been Worse by Paige Gibbons Backus
Mercy Street – Another Review by Meg Groeling
Civil War Media—Ken Burns’ The Civil War by Terry Rensel

ECW Posts about the Civil War in Other Visual Media:

The Battle of Atlanta Opens (The Cyclorama, that Is) by Chris Mackowski
A Backstage Tour of the Atlanta Cyclorama by Chris Mackowski
In the Round: The Gettysburg Cyclorama by Michael Albrecht
A Visit to the Gettysburg Cyclorama by Liam McGurl (with Chris Breneman)
Review: The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas by Chris Mackowski
The Atlanta Cyclorama by Caroline Davis

Those Books of Paintings in My Childhood by Sarah Kay Bierle
Reflections on Eastman Johnson’s A Ride for Liberty by Sarah Kay Bierle

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The “Engaging the Civil War” Series is published by Southern Illinois University Press
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