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The Abolitionists / American Experience Films presents ; written, produced & directed by Rob Rapley ; an Apograph Productions Inc. film for American Experience ; a production of WGBH.

Rapley, Rob. (Director). Grimberg, Sharon. (Producer). Brooks, Richard, 1962- (Actor). Huff, Neal. (Actor). Serralles, Jeanine. (Actor). Sheil, Kate Lyn. (Actor). Smith, T. Ryder. (Actor). Platt, Oliver. (Narrator). Chimples, John. (Film editor). Tunsil, Aljernon. (Film editor). Cragg, Tim. (Cinematographer). Phillips, Tom. (Composer). Mitterlehner, Akeime. (Artistic director). Newhall, Deborah. (Costume designer). Hughes, R. Mark. (Artistic director). Viola, Elise. (Artistic director). Williams, Jim. (Set designer). American Experience Films. (Added Author). Apograph Productions. (Added Author). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Added Author). WGBH Educational Foundation. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 13 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield DVD 326.8 ABO (Text) 36803000894852 DVD Available -
Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville NF DVD 326.8 ABO (Text) 76895000137952 1st Floor Audio Visual Available -
Cicero Branch DVD 326.8.c Abolitionists (Text) 78294000243742 DVD Available -
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville DVD Abo (Text) 32604000227599 DCTPLD AD DVD Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch DVD 326.8 AMERICAN (Text) 33946003040669 Nonfiction DVDs . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison DVD 326.8 ABOL (Text) 39391006740128 DVD Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Monrovia DVD 326 ABO 9680 (Text) 78551000809680 Non-Fiction Available -
Peru Public Library - Peru DVD A (Text) 53069000353624 AUDIO VISUAL Available -
Petersburg Library - Main Branch VIDEO DVD 827 (Text) 38650833268434 Adult Videos Available -
Princeton Public Library - Princeton DVD Documentary Abolitionists (Text) 30890000477719 DVD/Blu-ray Upper Level Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608838332
  • ISBN: 1608838331
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation ; [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from disc surface.
Originally broadcast on the television series, "The American experience" in 2013.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. (54 min.) Introduction -- Angelina's religious struggle -- Slavery and the American economy -- The Liberator -- The postal campaign -- Garrison faces a mob -- Angelina & Theodore Weld -- Leaving the American anti-slavery society.
Part 2. (54 min.) Introduction -- Douglass escapes slavery -- Douglass flees to Great Britain -- The North Star -- Harriet's loss -- The great compromise -- Uncle Tom's cabin.
Part 3. (54 min.) Introduction -- Battle over Kansas -- Raid on Harpers Ferry -- The Civil War begins -- The Emancipation Proclamation -- Victory.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Edited by John Chimples, Aljernon Tunsil ; cinematography by Tim Cragg ; original music, Tom Phillips ; production designer, Akeime Mitterlehner ; costume designer, Deborah Newhall ; art directors, R. Mark Hughes, Elise Viola ; set decorator, Jim Williams ; executive producer, Sharon Grimberg.
Participant or Performer Note: Featuring: Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine Serralles, Kate Lyn Sheil, T. Ryder Smith ; narrated by Oliver Platt.
Summary, etc.: "Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, NTSC, Region 1, widescreen presentation, 5.1 surround.
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 > Drama.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 > Drama.
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879 > Drama.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 > Drama.
Brown, John, 1800-1859 > Drama.
Slavery > United States > History.
Abolitionists > United States.
Antislavery movements > United States.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.

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