Up from slavery

DVD - 2011

In 1860, as the American Experiment threatened to explode into a bloody civil war, there were as many as four hundred thousand slave-owners in the United States, and almost four million slaves. The nation was founded upon the idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The nation would pay a bloody cost for denying those rights to more than twelve percent of its population. But when slavery was first brought to America's shores, this war, and even the nation it tore apart, was centuries in the future. How did it come to pass that more than 10 million African men and women would be brought against their will to the New World? How could educa...ted, deeply religious Europeans trade the human flesh as casually as they traded sugar and rice? With historical reenactments, commentary, and the stories of slaves told through first-hand accounts, this is a struggle 400 years in the making.

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[Minnesota] : Mill Creek Entertainment [2011]
Corporate Authors
Lion Heart Film Works, Mill Creek Entertainment
Corporate Authors
Lion Heart Film Works (production company), Mill Creek Entertainment (publisher)
Other Authors
Kevin R. Hershberger (film producer), Baron Blakley (screenwriter), Jeff Hayne (narrator), Ian Warfield, Coby Batty
Item Description
"A 7 part documentary series"--Container.
Originally aired on television in 2011.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (approximately 5 hr., 6 min.) : DVD video, sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
DVD; NTSC, region 1.
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-14.
Production Credits
Edited by Michael Fulcher, Kevin R. Hershberger, Brian Lyles ; art director, Jeremiah Hornbeker ; music by Keith Kehrer, David G. Russell, Lilli Lewis ; cinematography ; Kevin Hershberger.
  • Disc 1. 1619 Virginia, the first African slaves arrive
  • 18th century colonial America and slavery under the rule of the British Empire
  • Slavery in the United States after the Revolution
  • Nat Turner's rebellion, 1831
  • Disc 2. Abolition from the north grows
  • The Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation
  • Aftermath of the Civil War and new "freedom."