The Civil War In Four Minutes

[Hat tip to Ralph Luker at HNN via Manan Ahmed

I actually watched the whole thing, which should be sufficient evidence that I am going insane.

3 comments… add one

  • Craig Warren May 23, 2007

    I watched the entire film, too. Once it started, I found it hard to look away. (Maybe it was the Ken Burns music.) Apparently the map was made by the Lincoln Presidential Museum:

    http://www.lincolnlibraryandmuseum.com/m5.htm

    “To inform and illustrate the scale, scope and tragedy of the Civil War, the museum’s Civil War in Four Minutes was created.”

    Does this statement seem a bit counter-intuitive to anyone else?

  • Kevin Levin May 23, 2007

    Craig, — There is indeed something mesmerizing about it. Not only is the statement you cite “counterintuitive” its absurd.

  • Al Brophy May 23, 2007

    Kevin–thanks for this. Wow, what an illustration of the power of maps. Sorry to see that you tube says it the video will be deleted soon.

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