Film, Video Death & the Civil War: Drew Gilpin Faust & Ric Burns

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Title
Death & the Civil War: Drew Gilpin Faust & Ric Burns
Summary
In conjunction with the landmark exhibit The Civil War in America, the Library presented Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust in conversation with filmmaker Ric Burns for this commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced the event, which explored how death in the Civil War permanently transformed the character of American society. The program featured a clip from the PBS documentary "Death and the Civil War," produced by Burns and based upon Faust's book "This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War." Excerpt from "Death and the Civil War," written & directed by Ric Burns, used by permission of Steeplechase Films. A Steeplechase Films production for American Experience, a production of WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content. (C) 2012 WGBH Educational Foundation and Steeplechase Films Inc., all rights reserved.
Event Date
February 27, 2013
Notes
-  As president of Harvard, Drew Gilpin Faust has expanded financial aid to improve access to Harvard College for students of all economic backgrounds and advocated for increased federal funding for scientific research. She has broadened the University's international reach, raised the profile of the arts on campus, embraced sustainability, launched edX, the online learning partnership with MIT, and promoted collaboration across academic disciplines and administrative units as she guided the University through a period of significant financial challenges. A historian of the Civil War and the American South, Faust was the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, guiding its transformation from a college into a wide-ranging institute for scholarly and creative enterprise, distinctive for its multidisciplinary focus and the exploration of new knowledge at the crossroads of traditional fields. Previously, Faust served as the Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the faculty for 25 years. She is the author of six books, including "Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War," for which she won the Francis Parkman Prize in 1997. Her most recent book, "This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War" looks at the impact of the Civil War's enormous death toll on the lives of 19th-century Americans.
-  Ric Burns is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his eight-part, 17.5-hour series, "New York: A Documentary Film" (1999). Burns has been writing, directing and producing historical documentaries for nearly 20 years, since his collaboration on the celebrated PBS series "The Civil War" (1990), which he produced with his brother Ken and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, he has directed some of the most distinguished programs in the award-winning public television series, American Experience, including "Coney Island" (1991), "The Donner Party" (1992), "The Way West" (1995), and "Ansel Adams" (2002). In 2006, Burns released both "Eugene O¿¿¿Neill" and "Andy Warhol" to critical acclaim.
Related Resources
"The Civil War in America" exhibition: http://myloc.gov/exhibitions/civil-war-in-america/Pages/default.aspx
Running Time
1 hours, 14 minutes, 47 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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