Why Did the Civil War Happen?

Wide Awake Films collaborated with the Virginia Historical Society to produce a four-minute visual experience of images, maps, footage and 3D animations that, together, convey an answer to the question: “Why Did the Civil War Happen?” This project is one of three pieces produced by Wide Awake Films for Virginia Historical Society’s “An American Turning Point” museum exhibit. The exhibit is currently open and will tour throughout the State of Virginia during the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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3 comments… add one
  • marooned Nov 4, 2011 @ 6:33

    Virginia is a Commonwealth.

    That had meaning.

    That will again, some day, have meaning.

  • Ray O'Hara Nov 3, 2011 @ 6:46

    nicely done considering it’s just 4 minutes.
    I kept waiting for W Va to change from being part of Va but I guess they ignored that.

    and in a side note,Jefferson Davis had the most ridiculous beard in the history of beards.

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