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Abolition : broken promises

Author: Juliet StevensonJonathan DentSophie LeveyMark HayhurstRoy DaviesAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program presents a grim picture of the black experience after slavery through the eyes of those who experienced it and their progeny. Topics include the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision; Northern political abandonment of blacks; the Ku Klux Klan; failure of the post-war land-distribution act; the role of industry; the deliberately cultivated image of black males as criminals and rapists; and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Stevenson; Jonathan Dent; Sophie Levey; Mark Hayhurst; Roy Davies; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Lionheart Television International.; BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 40676372
Notes: Narrator, Juliet Stevenson; research, Sophie Levey; written and produced, Mark Hayhurst.
Features comments by: Dr. John Hope Franklin, Duke University; Dr. Mary Frances Berry, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Eric Foner, Columbia University; and Dr. Joel Williamson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
TimeWatch: series editor: Roy Davies; series producer: Jonathan Dent.
Videocassette release of an episode of the BBC-TV television program, TimeWatch, original broadcast title: Sold Down the River.
Distributed under license from BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
"A presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences."
"BBC Worldwide"--Container.
"FFH 7948"--Container.
Credits: Features comments by: Dr. John Hope Franklin, Duke University; Dr. Mary Frances Berry, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Eric Foner, Columbia University; and Dr. Joel Williamson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Performer(s): Narrator, Juliet Stevenson ; comments by: Dr. John Hope Franklin, Duke University; Dr. Mary Frances Berry, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Eric Foner, Columbia University; and Dr. Joel Williamson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Abolition, broken promises
Sold down the river
Timewatch (Television program)
Responsibility: a BBC-TV production in association with Arts and Entertainment Network and Lionheart Television International Inc.

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This program presents a grim picture of the black experience after slavery through the eyes of those who experienced it and their progeny. Topics include the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision; Northern political abandonment of blacks; the Ku Klux Klan; failure of the post-war land-distribution act; the role of industry; the deliberately cultivated image of black males as criminals and rapists; and the perpetuation of Jim Crow well into the 1950s.

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