The American Civil War

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The American Civil War

2000

In 48 masterful episodes, leading Civil War historian Professor Gary W. Gallagher explains both the strategy and battles of the war as well as its effects on all Americans. You'll learn how armies were recruited, equipped, and...

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Director
The Great Courses
Features
Gary W. Gallagher
Supplier
The Great Courses

In This Series

Prelude to War
Episode 1
Prelude to War
The Election of 1860
Episode 2
The Election of 1860
The Lower South Secedes
Episode 3
The Lower South Secedes
The Crisis at Fort Sumter
Episode 4
The Crisis at Fort Sumter
The Opposing Sides, I
Episode 5
The Opposing Sides, I
The Opposing Sides, II
Episode 6
The Opposing Sides, II
The Common Soldier
Episode 7
The Common Soldier
First Manassas or Bull Run
Episode 8
First Manassas or Bull Run
Contending for the Border States
Episode 9
Contending for the Border States
Early Union Triumphs in the West
Episode 10
Early Union Triumphs in the West
Shiloh and Corinth
Episode 11
Shiloh and Corinth
The Peninsula Campaign
Episode 12
The Peninsula Campaign
The Seven Days' Battles
Episode 13
The Seven Days' Battles
The Kentucky Campaign of 1862
Episode 14
The Kentucky Campaign of 1862
Antietam
Episode 15
Antietam
The Background to Emancipation
Episode 16
The Background to Emancipation
Emancipation Completed
Episode 17
Emancipation Completed
Filling the Ranks
Episode 18
Filling the Ranks
Sinews of War—Finance and Supply
Episode 19
Sinews of War—Finance and Supply
The War in the West, Winter 1862–63
Episode 20
The War in the West, Winter 1862–63
The War in Virginia, Winter and Spring 1862–63
Episode 21
The War in Virginia, Winter and Spring 1862–63
Gettysburg
Episode 22
Gettysburg
Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Tullahoma
Episode 23
Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Tullahoma
A Season of Uncertainty, Summer and Fall 1863
Episode 24
A Season of Uncertainty, Summer and Fall 1863
Grant at Chattanooga
Episode 25
Grant at Chattanooga
The Diplomatic Front
Episode 26
The Diplomatic Front
African Americans in Wartime, I
Episode 27
African Americans in Wartime, I
African Americans in Wartime, II
Episode 28
African Americans in Wartime, II
Wartime Reconstruction
Episode 29
Wartime Reconstruction
The Naval War
Episode 30
The Naval War
The River War and Confederate Commerce Raiders
Episode 31
The River War and Confederate Commerce Raiders
Women at War, I
Episode 32
Women at War, I
Women at War, II
Episode 33
Women at War, II
Stalemate in 1864
Episode 34
Stalemate in 1864
Sherman versus Johnston in Georgia
Episode 35
Sherman versus Johnston in Georgia
The Wilderness to Spotsylvania
Episode 36
The Wilderness to Spotsylvania
Cold Harbor to Petersburg
Episode 37
Cold Harbor to Petersburg
The Confederate Home Front, I
Episode 38
The Confederate Home Front, I
The Confederate Home Front, II
Episode 39
The Confederate Home Front, II
The Northern Home Front, I
Episode 40
The Northern Home Front, I
The Northern Home Front, II
Episode 41
The Northern Home Front, II
Prisoners of War
Episode 42
Prisoners of War
Mobile Bay and Atlanta
Episode 43
Mobile Bay and Atlanta
Petersburg, the Crater, and the Valley
Episode 44
Petersburg, the Crater, and the Valley
The Final Campaigns
Episode 45
The Final Campaigns
Petersburg to Appomattox
Episode 46
Petersburg to Appomattox
Closing Scenes and Reckonings
Episode 47
Closing Scenes and Reckonings
Remembering the War
Episode 48
Remembering the War