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The Resource Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 3], Seeds of destruction, written, produced & directed by Chana Gazit ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York

Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 3], Seeds of destruction, written, produced & directed by Chana Gazit ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York

Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 3], Seeds of destruction
Title
Slavery and the making of America
Title number
[Episode 3]
Title part
Seeds of destruction
Statement of responsibility
written, produced & directed by Chana Gazit ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York
Title variation
Seeds of destruction
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One by one the Northern states, led by Vermont in 1777, adopted laws to abolish and phase out slavery. Simultaneously, slavery in the Southern United States entered the period of its greatest expansion. Episode three, which starts at the beginning of the 1800s, examines slavery's increasing divisiveness in America as the nation develops westward and cotton replaces tobacco as the country's most valuable crop. The episode weaves national events through the personal histories of two African American slaves -- Harriet Jacobs and Louis Hughes -- who not only managed to escape bondage, but also exposed the horrific realities of the slave experience in autobiographical narratives. These and other stories of physical, psychological, and sexual exploitation fed the fires of a reinvigorated abolitionist movement. With a diverse membership comprised Watch a preview of men and women, blacks and whites, and led by figures including Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Amy Post, abolitionist sentiment gathered strength in the North, contributing to the widening fissure and imminent break-up of the nation. 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
Won 2006 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrated by Morgan Freeman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gazit, Chana
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jacobs, Harriet A.
  • Hughes, Louis
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 3], Seeds of destruction, written, produced & directed by Chana Gazit ; 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
ASP3974037/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)1057011115
Video recording format
other
Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 3], Seeds of destruction, written, produced & directed by Chana Gazit ; 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
ASP3974037/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)1057011115
Video recording format
other

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