Sante Fe Trail (1940)

Sante Fe Trail is a 1940 movie starring Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan and Olivia de Havilland. The movie details the conflicts that puts the north and south at odds prior to the civil war. It paints abolitionist John Brown as a terrorist madman who was willing to destroy the Union. It isn’t historically accurate in that Jeb Brown and George Custer never knew each other. It shows the historically accurate mixed reactions by slaves. Some of the former slaves rejoiced at their freedom, for others the results of that reality were pretty devastating.

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