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Abolishing Slavery in America

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Item Number:
DCS DC880633
56 min.
Closed Caption:
Discovery Channel School
Grade Level:
6 - 12
The enslavement of millions of African Americans stands as one of the darkest periods in the history of the United States. Explore significant events in the long-fought battle to abolish it. Includes one feature and three shorter segments.

* Life on Southern Plantations-- Examines how a cotton boom produced a dependence on slavery in the South.
* Riding the Underground Railroad-- Travels alongside runaway slaves and meet the people who helped them escape.
* Uncle Tom's Cabin: Politics and the Pen-- Uncovers how Harriet Beecher Stowe foreshadowed the coming Civil War conflict.
* Revolt Aboard the Amistad--Offers insight into the transatlantic slave trade and life aboard slave ships.

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