Seeds of destruction / Thirteen/WNET New York

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Subjects: Slavery--United States--History--19th century
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote, Video Recording, VHS, Streaming Video
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, NY : Ambrose Video Pub., c2005
Series: Slavery and the making of America
Alternate Titles: In: Digital video collection (OCoLC)52376650
Issued in other form: Seeds of destruction. (OCoLC)58473069
Additional Authors: James, Dante J
Freeman, Morgan
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Ambrose Video Publishing
Ohio Library and Information Network
OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons
Notes: Streaming video (56 min.)
System requirements: Real Player media software
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Available to OhioLINK member libraries
Narrated by Morgan Freeman
Credits: Written, produced and directed by Chana Gazit ; edited by David Steward ; music composed and produced by Michael Whalen ; series producer, Danté J. James
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 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
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Columbus, OH : OhioLINK, 2006. Digitized and made available by OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons from video dist. by Ambrose Video Publishing
OCLC Number: 77568452