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Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War DVD

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  • Additional Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 90 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Cast: David Padrusch
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Bonus Documentaries: Images Of The Civil War and Tales Of The Gun: Guns Of The Civil War.
  • Release Date: 2006

The aftermath of the War Between the States was for many as terrible as the hostility itself. This riveting DVD presents the unvarnished story of the traumatic Reconstruction period.

  • Slavery was not wiped out by the Civil War, only driven underground.
  • The post-war chaos was a breeding ground for opportunists from criminal to political.
  • Surviving the Civil War was just the beginning of a terrible time of suffering.

The Civil War was only half the battle.

When General Robert E. Lee signed the terms of surrender in Wilmer McLean's home in Appomattox, Virginia, it marked the end of a terrible period of conflict that nearly destroyed this young country. But it also marked the beginning of a period of recovery that was in many ways as painful as the war itself.

Now, THE HISTORY CHANNEL® shows in stunning detail the trials that befell America as it healed during the Reconstruction. Blood continued to flow freely long after peace was made. Murder, terrorism and chaos filled the void left by the devastation of the war. "Free" black men and women remained enslaved. Race and tax riots, marauders and insurgents, profiteers, carpetbaggers, the KKK and Jesse James all contributed to the turmoil.

Using archival images, accurate dramatizations and the latest scholarship, AFTERSHOCK: BEYOND THE CIVIL WAR is a comprehensively informative and dramatic account of this terrible, shameful episode in American history.

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