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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Goodman, Barak.
Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
[Arlington, VA] : PBS Home Video, [2009]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
On March 4, 1865, at the United States Capitol, a crowd of fifty thousand listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, D.C. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth rode the body of Abraham Lincoln. As the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor John Wilkes Booth. This American experience film recounts a great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of Lincoln's death. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction.
General Note:
Running time on disc surface and container: approx. 90 mins.

Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American experience (WGBH Boston) in 2009.

Special feature: Teacher's guide (PDF file).
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program)
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