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
This part of the series speaks about the beginnings of slavery on European society due to the exploration
S01:E02 - 18th Century Colonial America and Slavery Under the Rule of the British Empire
The section of the series presents the changes in slavery in North America due to the beginning of British
S01:E03 - Slavery in the United States After the Revolution
This segment of the series talks of the changes in slavery in the newly-created United States and the
S01:E04 - Nat Turner's Rebellion
This part of the series presents the reaction by individuals and parties to the continued use of slave labor
S01:E05 - Abolition From the North Grows
This segment of the series speaks about the efforts by Northern Abolitionists to eliminate slavery prior to
S01:E06 - The Civil War. Emancipation Proclamation
This portion of the series talks about the causes of and start of the Civil War; the evolution of the drive to win on each side of the conflict and of President Lincoln's bold step towards freedom for all slaves in the United States.
S01:E07 - Aftermath of the Civil War and New "Freedom"
This section of the series looks at the conclusion of the War Between the States and the effects of the outcome for slaves, slave owners and the entire country.
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