The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission is pleased to announce the debut of a Signature Project, Virginia in the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance. This three-hour program was created by Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, and Blue Ridge PBS as an educational resource for the sesquicentennial commemoration.
Distributed free of charge to every public school in Virginia, this two-DVD set features high-definition footage, commentary from dozens of historians, and a number of features that will capture and hold the attention of students and audiences of all ages.
Its three-hour running time is divided into nine 20-minute modules that combine to present a multi-dimensional picture of the Civil War in Virginia: background of the Civil War, military campaigns, the African-American experience, leading Virginia personalities, the common soldiers, home front activities and legacies of the war for all Americans:
Module 1: The Coming Storm
Module 2: First Blood
Module 3: The Common Soldier
Module 4: Caught in the Conflict: The Home Front
Module 5: The War Goes North
Module 6: Behind the Lines
Module 7: Virginians at War
Module 8: The Overland Campaign: Lee Faces Grant
Module 9: The Legacies of War
While the DVD was developed with students in mind, its content is timeless and the program can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Experts cover nearly every aspect of the Civil War - - homefront to battlefront; the coming of the war to its lasting legacies.
This is a must-have for everyone from the Civil War “buff” to those who are just learning about the conflict that tested a nation, led to freedom for four million people, and defined the United States as we know it today. Order your copy of this commemorative two-DVD set today. Special discounts are available for educators.
— Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., Executive Producer
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