American Experience-Abraham and Mary Lincoln-House Divided

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Product Overview

From award-winning film-maker David Grubin, this miniseries weaves together the troubled lives of a dirt-farmer's son and a wealthy Southern slave-owner's daughter. Together, Abraham and Mary Lincoln ascended to the pinnacle of power at the most difficult time in the nation's history, the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln's legacy as the Great Emancipator reshaped the nation while his tragic death left Mary reclusive and forgotten.


Studio PBS
SKU 40705058
UPC 841887050074
UPC 14 00841887050074
Format DVD
Rating NR
Civil War
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note While speaking to Congress, President Abraham Lincoln once declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." PBS' fascinating documentary series ABRAHAM AND MARY LINCOLN: A HOUSE DIVIDED puts this theory into perspective by examining the home life of the 16th president and his first lady. While much is known about the Great Emancipator, little is understood about his marriage to Mary Todd, a woman of great mental frailty and first lady during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. This series traces the couple's enigmatic relationship, from the marriage of the backwoods Lincoln (voiced by David Morse) to the wealthy Todd (voiced by Holly Hunter); through his election to the presidency and the Civil War (when the nation's troubles were only part of the strain on their marriage--the Lincolns' son Willie died while they were in the White House); and finally to the assassination that left the widow an emotionally unstable recluse. Directed by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, this superb series provides an intimate portrait of two of the most storied figures in American history.
David Grubin
Name American Experience
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
David Grubin - Director
David Grubin - Screenplay
David Grubin - Producer
David McCullough - Narrated By
David Morse - Voice Of
Geoffrey C. Ward - Screenplay
Holly Hunter - Voice Of
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
Catalog ID 705007
UPC 00841887050074
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 360 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor American Experience
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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