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American Experience: The Abolitionists

PBS (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (180 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : PBS, 2013.

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Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by PBS in 2013.
Summary, etc.:
Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Fighting body and soul, they led the most important civil rights crusade in American history. What began as a pacifist movement became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. Black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists tore the nation apart in order to form a more perfect union. The series, which tells the story largely through period drama narrative, airs 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: History, Modern.
Race relations.
Genre: Race and Class Studies
Educational films.

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