The Civil War On Film – 22 in a series – “…but allowed filmmakers to avoid the contentious issue of slavery.”

The Civil War On Film - 22 in a series -

In the decades before World War II, Civil War films were largely set in the Eastern theater, but as the center for movie making shifted west to California and studios built permanent western sets (so as to make a great number of inexpensive western films), filmmakers began combining the two film genres. The innovation not only expanded the kind of movie stories that could be told, but allowed filmmakers to avoid the contentious issue of slavery.

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