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Africans in America : America's journey through slavery

Author: Orlando BagwellSusan BellowsSteve FayerAngela BassettBernice Johnson ReagonAll authors
Publisher: South Burlington, VT : WGBH Video, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orlando Bagwell; Susan Bellows; Steve Fayer; Angela Bassett; Bernice Johnson Reagon; Michael Chin; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1578071437 9781578071432 1578071445 9781578071449 1578071461 9781578071463 1578071453 9781578071456 157807147X 9781578071470
OCLC Number: 44649493
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: "WG540" (set) "WG541" (tape 1) "WG542" (tape 2) "WG543" (tape 3) "WG544" (tape 4)--Cassettes.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Chin, also Buddy Squires (tape 3) ; editor, Charles Scott (tapes 1-2), Jean Boucicat (tapes 3-4) ; narrator, Angela Bassett ; music score, Bernice Johnson Reagon ; associate producer, Patricia Garcia Rios.
Performer(s): Narrator, Angela Bassett.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on PBS October 19-22, 1998.
Description: 4 videocassettes (346 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: [tape 1]. The terrible transformation (1450-1750) --
[tape 2]. Revolution (1750-1805 --
[tape 3]. Brotherly love (1791-1831) --
[tape 4]. Judgment day (1831-1865).
Other Titles: Terrible transformation.
Revolution.
Brotherly love.
Judgment day.
America's journey through slavery
Responsibility: WGBH Educational Foundation ; writer, Steve Fayer ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, Susan Bellows (tape 1), W. Noland Walker (tape 2), Jacquie Jones (tape 3), Llewellyn Smith (tape 4).

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This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War.

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