The Resource Africans in America : America's journey through slavery, produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer

Africans in America : America's journey through slavery, produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer

Label
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery
Title
Africans in America
Title remainder
America's journey through slavery
Statement of responsibility
produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer
Title variation
America's journey through slavery
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. In the third episode, Brotherly love, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the souther United States. In the fourth and final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
Member of
Awards note
"Peabody Award winner."
Cataloging source
DAC
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Africans in America (Television program)
Credits note
Director of photography, Michael Chin; editor, Chuck Scott; music score, Bernice Johnson Reagon
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned in English
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.A37 2006
PerformerNote
Narrator: Angela Bassett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1935-
  • 1942-
  • 1948-
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  • Bagwell, Orlando
  • Bellows, Susan
  • Fayer, Steve
  • Bassett, Angela
  • Reagon, Bernice Johnson
  • Johnson, Charles
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • PBS Video
Runtime
360
Series statement
History's best on PBS
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Closed caption video recordings
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery, produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on television in 1998
  • Related to: Africans in America : America's journey through slavery / Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team. -- New York : Harcourt Brace, c1998
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc one.
  • The Terrible transformation [(1450-1750)]
  • Revolution [(1750-1805)]
  • Disc two.
  • Brotherly love [(1791-1831)]
  • Judgment day [(1831-1865)]
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.)
Isbn
9780793692460
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887007474
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
AFRA700
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)86121042
  • (OCoLC)ocm86121042
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery, produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on television in 1998
  • Related to: Africans in America : America's journey through slavery / Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team. -- New York : Harcourt Brace, c1998
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc one.
  • The Terrible transformation [(1450-1750)]
  • Revolution [(1750-1805)]
  • Disc two.
  • Brotherly love [(1791-1831)]
  • Judgment day [(1831-1865)]
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.)
Isbn
9780793692460
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887007474
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
AFRA700
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)86121042
  • (OCoLC)ocm86121042
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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