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The Resource Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 1], The downward spiral, written, produced & directed by Danté J. James ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York

Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 1], The downward spiral, written, produced & directed by Danté J. James ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York

Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 1], The downward spiral
Title
Slavery and the making of America
Title number
[Episode 1]
Title part
The downward spiral
Statement of responsibility
written, produced & directed by Danté J. James ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York
Title variation
Downward spiral
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Episode one opens in the 1620s with the introduction of 11 men of African descent and mixed ethnicity into slavery in New Amsterdam. Working side by side with white indentured servants, these men labored to lay the foundations of the Dutch colony that would later become New York. There were no laws defining the limitations imposed on slaves at this point in time. Enslaved people, such as Anthony d'Angola, Emmanuel Driggus, and Frances Driggus could bring suits to court, earn wages, and marry. But in the span of a hundred years, everything changed. By the early 18th century, the trade of African slaves in America was expanding to accommodate an agricultural economy growing in the hands of ambitious planters. After the 1731 Stono Rebellion (a violent uprising led by a slave named Jemmy) many colonies adopted strict "black codes" transforming the social system into one of legal racial oppression. About the series: Slavery and the making of America is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, it looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise. At the same time, by focusing on the remarkable stories of individual slaves, it offers new perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives
Awards note
  • Nominated 2006 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing
  • Nominated 2006 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrated by Morgan Freeman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • James, Dante J.
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 1], The downward spiral, written, produced & directed by Danté J. James ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed September 11, 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3974033/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1057014660
Video recording format
other
Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 1], The downward spiral, written, produced & directed by Danté J. James ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed September 11, 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3974033/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1057014660
Video recording format
other

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