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The Resource Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 4], The challenge of freedom, Leslie D. Farrell ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York

Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 4], The challenge of freedom, Leslie D. Farrell ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York

Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 4], The challenge of freedom
Title
Slavery and the making of America
Title number
[Episode 4]
Title part
The challenge of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Leslie D. Farrell ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York
Title variation
Challenge of freedom
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Episode four looks at Civil War and Reconstruction through the experiences of South Carolina slave Robert Smalls. It chronicles Smalls' daring escape to freedom, his military service, and his tenure as a congressman after the war. As the events of Smalls' life unfold, the complexities of this period in American history are revealed. The episode shows the transformation of the war from a struggle for union to a battle over slavery. It examines the black contribution to the war effort and traces the gains and losses of newly freed African Americans during Reconstruction. The 13th amendment abolished slavery in 1865, the 14th and 15th amendments guaranteed black civil rights, and the Freedmen's Bureau offered aid to former slaves throughout the 1870s. Yet simultaneously, the formation of militant groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan threatened the future of racial equality and segregation laws began to appear across the country. Slavery's eradication had not brought an end to black 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
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrated by Morgan Freeman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Farrell, Leslie D.
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smalls, Robert
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 4], The challenge of freedom, Leslie D. Farrell ; 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
ASP3974039/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)1057003125
Video recording format
other
Label
Slavery and the making of America, [Episode 4], The challenge of freedom, Leslie D. Farrell ; 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
ASP3974039/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)1057003125
Video recording format
other

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