America's Long Struggle against Slavery

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America's Long Struggle against Slavery

2020

Survey the history of the American anti-slavery movement, from the dawn of the transatlantic slave trade during the late 15th century to the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and beyond. Professor Richard Bell's 30 eye-opening...

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The Great Courses
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Richard Bell
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The Great Courses

In This Series

Understanding the Fight against Slavery
Episode 1
Understanding the Fight against Slavery
Origins of Slavery in the British Empire
Episode 2
Origins of Slavery in the British Empire
Opposing the African Slave Trade
Episode 3
Opposing the African Slave Trade
Shipboard Rebellion and Resistance
Episode 4
Shipboard Rebellion and Resistance
A Free Black Family in Colonial Virginia
Episode 5
A Free Black Family in Colonial Virginia
Quakers and Puritans Join the Fight
Episode 6
Quakers and Puritans Join the Fight
Thomas Thistlewood's Plantation Revolution
Episode 7
Thomas Thistlewood's Plantation Revolution
Phibbah Thistlewood: Sleeping with the Enemy
Episode 8
Phibbah Thistlewood: Sleeping with the Enemy
Slave Insurrections in the 18th Century
Episode 9
Slave Insurrections in the 18th Century
Maroons: Those Who Escaped
Episode 10
Maroons: Those Who Escaped
Three Quaker Activists
Episode 11
Three Quaker Activists
Slavery in the War for Independence
Episode 12
Slavery in the War for Independence
Taking Slavery to Court
Episode 13
Taking Slavery to Court
Charles Pinckney's Counterrevolution
Episode 14
Charles Pinckney's Counterrevolution
The Haitian Revolution
Episode 15
The Haitian Revolution
Founding the Free Black Churches
Episode 16
Founding the Free Black Churches
The Second Middle Passage
Episode 17
The Second Middle Passage
Our Native Country: Opposing Colonization
Episode 18
Our Native Country: Opposing Colonization
David Walker, Nat Turner, and Black Immediatism
Episode 19
David Walker, Nat Turner, and Black Immediatism
William Lloyd Garrison's "Thousand Witnesses"
Episode 20
William Lloyd Garrison's "Thousand Witnesses"
Surviving King Cotton
Episode 21
Surviving King Cotton
Roger Taney: Nationalizing Slavery
Episode 22
Roger Taney: Nationalizing Slavery
Frederick Douglass and Aggressive Abolition
Episode 23
Frederick Douglass and Aggressive Abolition
Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Tubman
Episode 24
Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Tubman
The Black Heart of John Brown
Episode 25
The Black Heart of John Brown
The Slaves' Experience of the Civil War
Episode 26
The Slaves' Experience of the Civil War
US Colored Troops: Those Who Served
Episode 27
US Colored Troops: Those Who Served
Fighting Slavery after Emancipation
Episode 28
Fighting Slavery after Emancipation
Slavery by Another Name
Episode 29
Slavery by Another Name
Fighting Modern Slavery
Episode 30
Fighting Modern Slavery