Nineteenth Century Life Videos

What made the 19th century an interesting but tumultuous time? What technological, cultural and social changes influenced life then? Explore those issues in this story collection.

Born on the 12th of February, in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was America's 16th president. For many people, this man with humble beginnings was the greatest...

To help provide for his growing family, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol over a period of three weeks in 1843.

"Alex and Emma" - a film by Franchise Pictures - recreates the real story of Fyodor Dostoevsky and his novel, The Gambler.

Did you know ... America's Civil War started where it ended - in the backyard of Wilmer McLean. Take a look at this piece of American (and Virginian) ...

Jesse James was a legend during his own lifetime.

The U.S. National Archives sponsored a discussion on whether Mary Surratt was guilty of anything as an alleged Lincoln-assassination conspirator.

Bad Blood: The Border War that Triggered the Civil War is a co-production of KCPT Kansas City Public Television and Wide Awake Films.

THIS CLIP CONTAINS RECREATED SCENES OF WAR FROM THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM.

NOTE: THIS VIDEO CLIP RECREATES SCENES FROM THE CIVIL-WAR BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.

What are the factors leading to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo on the 18th of June, 1815? Learn about the peace that Europe won in the fields of Waterl...

French soldiers, in a mass grave, had died of starvation and hypothermia as they returned from the Russian campaign.

Beatrix Potter had a "real" Peter Rabbit as a pet.

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