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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.

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  • 13 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main DVD 326.8 ABO (Text) 36803000894852 DVD Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville NF DVD 326.8 ABO (Text) 76895000137952 1st Floor Audio Visual Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville DVD Abo (Text) 32604000227599 DCTPLD AD FIC DVD Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD 326.809 ABO (Text) 33187003409626 Dvd Non-fiction - R Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch DVD 326.8.c Abolitionists (Text) 78294000243742 DVD Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD 326.8 ABOL (Text) 39391006740128 DVD Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch DVD 326 ABO 9680 (Text) 78551000809680 Non-Fiction Available -
Peru PL - Peru DVD A (Text) 53069000353624 AUDIO VISUAL Available -
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library VIDEO DVD 827 (Text) 38650833268434 Adult Videos Available -
Princeton PL - 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 (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color with black and white 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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