The Cause (1861)

The Civil War S01E01 - The Cause (1861) 1990

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The Cause (1861) is an episode of The Civil War starring David McCullough, Shelby Foote, and Barbara Fields. Slavery began to flourish in the U.S. at the end of the 18th century with Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin....

  • Released: 1990-09-23
  • Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary, History, War
  • Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Ed Bearss
  • Director: Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns