Up From Slavery
In 1860, as the American Experiment threatened to explode into a bloody civil war, there were as many as four hundred thousand slave-owners in the United States, and almost four million slaves. The nation was founded upon the idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The nation would pay a bloody cost for denying that right to more than twelve percent of its population.
S01:E01 - 1619 Virginia - the First African Slaves Arrive
The first slaves arrive from Africa in Virginia in 1619.
S01:E02 - 18th Century Colonial America and Slavery Under the Rule of the British Empire
Slavery under the rule of the British Empire in Colonial America.
S01:E03 - Slavery in the United States After the Revolution
Slavery after the Revolutionary War.
S01:E04 - Nat Turner's Rebellion
Nat Turner's Rebellion of 1831.
S01:E05 - Abolition From the North Grows
The abolition movement grows in the North.
S01:E06 - The Civil War. Emancipation Proclamation
The Civil War breaks out; President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Emancipation Proclamation.
S01:E07 - Aftermath of the Civil War and New "Freedom"
The aftermath of the Civil War.