Watch and discuss a movie set in 1861-present, evaluate it as a historian might, and write up that evaluation.

Watch a movie set in 1861-present, evaluate it as a historian might, and write up that evaluation. What has Hollywood gotten right about the topic? What have they oversimplified? What is just plain wrong? and why does any of these issues matter? This will require that you not only watch the movie, but also that you provide some context to actual events in question and think critically about what you know versus what you see in film.

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