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Ken Burns Wants You to Learn the Gettysburg Address

January 27, 2014 | 8:00 am

Ken Burns Wants You to Learn the Gettysburg Address

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Ken Burns’ latest film explores Lincoln’s speech through the lens of a small school in Vermont.

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Bay Area Connections to the Civil War

April 11, 2011 | 7:24 pm

Bay Area Connections to the Civil War

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Tuesday marks 150 years since the Civil War began when Confederates in Charleston, S.C., opened their bombardment of Fort Sumter. You might think of it as a years-long fight of North and South, but as it turns out the West played a vital role as well. “A lot of Anglos from Tennessee and Louisiana had […]

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