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Author: Steve FayerAngela BassettBernice Johnson ReagonCharles JohnsonWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)All authors
Publisher: Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation ; [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Video, ©1998.
Series: Africans in America, 4.; History's best on PBS.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. In this final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Dred Scott
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fayer; Angela Bassett; Bernice Johnson Reagon; Charles Johnson; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Video.
ISBN: 157807147X 9781578071470
OCLC Number: 40478230
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast on PBS on October 22, 1998.
Related to: Africans in America : America's journey through slavery / Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Chin; editor, Charles Scott; music score, Bernice Johnson Reagon; associate producer, Patricia Garcia Rios.
Performer(s): Narrator: Angela Bassett.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Africans in America, 4.; History's best on PBS.
Other Titles: Africans in America : America's journey through slavery.
America's journey through slavery.
Judgment day
Responsibility: produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced by Llewellyn Smith ; writer, Steve Fayer.

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A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. In this final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage.

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