Tag Archives: Ken Burns

Saving History Saturday: Ken Burns Advocates for Preservation at Manassas Battlefield

Filmmaker Ken Burns has spoken out, opposing a proposed digital data center that would be located next to Manassas National Battlefield Park. In a letter to the supervisors of Prince William County, Burns called the project the “single greatest threat … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday (on Wednesday Evening): Adams County Historical Society to Build New Exhibit and Education Center

For Gettysburg fans, there’s big news this evening from the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS), which announced plans for a new $5 million Exhibit Gallery, Archives, and Education Center. “For more than 80 years, we’ve amassed a collection that tells … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Civil War Media—Ken Burns’ The Civil War

Ken Burns’ The Civil War changed my life. I was a college senior in September of 1990 when the series premiered on PBS. I was a double major, History/Political Science and Broadcast Communication, and was way too busy with my … Continue reading

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A Son of Farmville, Richmond, and Reflections on Vietnam

I’ve been watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novak’s new Vietnam War documentary and have found it a riveting telling of the story. This afternoon I streamed the last episode (having missed it when it originally aired), and am still processing … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday, Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote would have been 100 years old today. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, on November 17, 1916, he died on June 28, 2005 at the age of 88 from a heart attack following a pulmonary embolism. Foote was best known … Continue reading

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The Ken Burns Effect

Lest anyone underestimate the importance of Ken Burns’ The Civil War, take a second to study this graph:

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Thoughts on Ken Burns: Chris Kolakowski

This series really brought the war to life in a human way for me. It still holds up all these years later, and will do so for a long time to come. In that sense it belongs in the category … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ken Burns’ The Civil War: Dan Davis

I know there has been a lot of discussion on this blog and others this week on the re-release of Ken Burns’ The Civil War. I know that the documentary means a lot of things to a lot of people, but I … Continue reading

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Ken Burns From the ECW Archives

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 … Continue reading

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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost: The Conclusion to a Series

The conclusion of a series. This series was put together from one of my extended graduate school research papers. The sources used were the current research between 2007-2008, obviously the historiography of the Civil War expands on a monthly basis, … Continue reading

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