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Africans in America : America's journey through slavery

Author: Orlando BagwellSusan BellowsW Noland WalkerJacquie JonesLlewellyn SmithAll authors
Publisher: South Burlington, VT : WGBH Video, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : 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: Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television mini-series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orlando Bagwell; Susan Bellows; W Noland Walker; Jacquie Jones; Llewellyn Smith; Steve Fayer; Angela Bassett; Bernice Johnson Reagon; Michael Chin; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0793692466 9780793692460
OCLC Number: 83997737
Notes: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Chin, also Buddy Squires (Program 3) ; editor, Charles Scott (programs 1-2), Jean Boucicat (programs 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: 2 videodiscs (346 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Contents: [tape 1]. The terrible transformation (1450-1750) --
Revolution (1750-1805 --
[tape 2]. Brotherly love (1791-1831) --
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 (Program 1), W. Noland Walker (Program 2), Jacquie Jones (Program 3), Llewellyn Smith (Program 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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