Dramatization depicts: members of the southern Cameron and northern Stoneman families of Washington during civil war.
United States USA Date:1916 Duration:4 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro Southern dramatization on the effect of the Civil War and the reconstruction. Prewar conditions on the Cameron estate in Piedmont, South Carolina. The members of the southern Cameron and northern Stoneman families of Washington are introduced. Men and women reading a newspaper outside a house. The newspaper headlined read: 'If the North carries the election, the South will secede'. An abolitionists meeting. They discuss about the news. The Stoneman library in Washington. Women cleaning the library. One of the woman leaves. A man enters and talks to the woman. They argue and the man leaves the room. The woman cry. Man portrayed as Leader of the Senate Charles Sumner in the library. He looks at the books kept on a table. He arrives near the woman and talks to her. A woman and a man talking amongst themselves in a room. Other man enters and talks to them.
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