传记/人物类纪录片,PBS 频道 2001 年出品,是 PBS American Experience 系列之一。



  • 中文片名 :亚伯拉罕和玛丽林肯: 分裂的家庭
  • 中文系列名:PBS 美国印象/美国人经历
  • 英文片名 :Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
  • 英文系列名:PBS American Experience
  • 电视台 :PBS
  • 地区 :美国
  • 语言 :英语
  • 时长 :52 min / EP
  • 版本 :DVD
  • 发行时间 :2001

Abraham Lincoln was a dirt farmer’s son determined to make something of himself. Mary Todd, the daughter of Kentucky slave owners, had unparalleled political ambition. He came to be known as the “great emancipator.” She came to be seen as a Confederate sympathizer. He would become more central to America’s image of itself than any other chief executive. She would die unnoticed and totally forgotten. Together, they ascended to the pinnacle of power at the most difficult time in the nation’s history.

Their marriage was long and turbulent, and knew many trials, including the loss of two children. “Abraham And Mary Lincoln: A House Divided” weaves together the lives of the two Lincolns, drawing us into their long-vanished world.

David Grubin is the producer and director of this six-part series. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and David Grubin. David Morse is the voice of Abraham Lincoln. Holly Hunter is the voice of Mary Todd Lincoln. David McCullough narrates.

It tells the story of the Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s childhoods - his in a remote backwoods log cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home - and describes their courtship. Mary sets her heart on the raw, socially awkward Lincoln, saying later: “He’ll be President of the United States one day. If I had not thought so I never would have married him.”

The Lincoln marriage is both tempestuous and passionate: she has a temper; he suffers bouts of depression. But they share a powerful political ambition that sends Abraham to the House of Representatives and later, with the country splitting apart over slavery, sees him run for president. On election night, when the results finally come in, Abraham goes home and tells his wife, “Mary, Mary, we are elected!”

When the Lincolns arrive in Washington in 1861, the country is breaking apart. The country’s president-elect is unknown, untested and mistrusted. His wife, the daughter of a Southern slave owner, is suspected of being a Confederate sympathizer. As Abraham leads a confused and frightened people through the most terrible conflict in their history, disaster strikes his own home: Willie Lincoln — the child Mary says will be “the hope and stay” of her old age — dies.

Tormented by her grief and losing grip on sanity, Mary Lincoln turns to spiritualists for comfort. Though bowed down with sorrow, her husband never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the east, enlistments drying up and morale low, Abraham Lincoln takes a step that changes the country forever and, in doing so, he changes himself. On January 1, 1863, the 16th president issues the Emancipation Proclamation, liberating millions of Americans from bondage. The move turns the Civil War from a conflict over union into a struggle for freedom.



内容 社会科学类 社会 传记/人物 政治
史地类 历史 十九世纪 地理
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