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NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Public Radio / American History / Civil War
Unabridged   3 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/22/2011

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NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611742534
Digital Download ISBN:9781611742541


A new series from NPR launches with a collection of stories on the Civil War.

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NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history, expert commentary, and unforgettable voices.

  • Introduction by Neal Conan
  • Manassas/Bull Run
  • Historian Shelby Foote
  • Geraldine Brooks’ Civil War March
  • History of “Dixie”
  • Confederates in the Attic
  • Antietam
  • Viewing the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Gettysburg’s Hallowed Ground
  • Old Army Friends, Divided At Gettysburg
  • Gettysburg Eyewitness
  • Gettysburg Address Read by Sam Waterston
  • Henry Fleming, Reluctantly Wearing the Red Badge
  • Woman Fought Like a Man for Freedom
  • Civil War Reporters
  • Historians Search for Civil War Relics
  • Civil War Relics Tempt Thieves
  • Living History at Lincoln’s Summer Retreat
  • E.L. Doctorow on Sherman and The March
  • April 1865
  • Letters from Civil War Era Tell the Price of Freedom
  • Iowa in the Civil War
  • What It Means to Be Free
  • The Civil War Still Stirs the Southern Soul
  • Union Soldier Comes Home
  • Appomattox
  • At Ford’s Theatre, Lincoln’s Death Revisited
  • “O Captain! My Captain!”
  • “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” the Other National Anthem


“The episodes are uniformly engaging and create a ‘you-are-there’ atmosphere.”
      —AudioFile [Earphones Award winner]

Author Bio

Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide that broadcast NPR programming.