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Title Lincoln@Gettysburg [electronic resource] : how the telegraph helped Abraham Lincoln to reshape America.

Publication Info. [United States]: PBS , 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sd., col.
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Credits Directed by William Kerr.
Cast Narrator, David Strathairn.
Summary In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier - not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office. The internet of the 19th century, the telegraph gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields. It also connected him to the country in new ways, as information poured in, and allowed him to feel the pulse of the country faster than before. The results of Lincoln's pioneering experiment in communication led to the rebirth of America on the fields of Gettysburg ... both in the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War and in the few words that recast the American ideal as a national creed: the Gettysburg Address.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Gettysburg address.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Military telegraph -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- Effect of technological innovations on -- United States.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
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Added Title Lincoln at Gettysburg
How the telegraph helped Abraham Lincoln to reshape America
Music No. MWT11168994

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