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Abraham and Mary Lincoln : a house divided

Call Number

  • DVD 920 A1591 (OSH)


Widescreen version.


Narrated by David McCullough ; voice of Abraham Lincoln, David Morse ; voice of Mary Lincoln, Holly Hunter.

Publication Information

[United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, CA : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2005.


DVD format ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

Videodisc release of the 2001 documentary originally broadcast on the public television series American experience.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This film is described for people who are blind or have low vision.

Not rated.

This documentary weaves together the lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln - Abraham, the dirt-farmer's son turned Great Emancipator and Mary, the emotionally fragile daughter of wealthy Southern slave-owners. Together, they ascended to the pinnacle of power at a crucial time in the nation's history. Abraham Lincoln's legacy reshaped the nation while the tragedy of his death left Mary reclusive and forgotten.

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