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The Resource Africans in America : America's journey through slavery, Executive producer, Orlando Bagwell ; project director Llewellyn Smith ; senior producer, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer, (videorecording)

Africans in America : America's journey through slavery, Executive producer, Orlando Bagwell ; project director Llewellyn Smith ; senior producer, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer, (videorecording)

Label
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery
Title
Africans in America
Title remainder
America's journey through slavery
Statement of responsibility
Executive producer, Orlando Bagwell ; project director Llewellyn Smith ; senior producer, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer
Title variation
America's journey through slavery
Contributor
Composer
Director
Narrator
Producer
Screenwriter
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 southern 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
KZS
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Africans in America (Television program)
Credits note
Director of photography, Michael Chin; music score, Bernice Johnson Reagon
Dewey number
973.0496
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-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bagwell, Orlando
  • Smith, Llewellyn
  • Bellows, Susan
  • Fayer, Steve
  • Bassett, Angela
  • Reagon, Bernice Johnson
  • Johnson, Charles
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
Runtime
360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery, Executive producer, Orlando Bagwell ; project director Llewellyn Smith ; senior producer, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer, (videorecording)
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)]
Control code
872569665
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
783421323094
Other physical details
sound, color with black & white sequences
Publisher number
WG999
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)872569665
System details
DVD, NTSC; Dolby Digital ; all regions ; 4 x 3 full screen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery, Executive producer, Orlando Bagwell ; project director Llewellyn Smith ; senior producer, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer, (videorecording)
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)]
Control code
872569665
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
783421323094
Other physical details
sound, color with black & white sequences
Publisher number
WG999
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)872569665
System details
DVD, NTSC; Dolby Digital ; all regions ; 4 x 3 full screen
Video recording format
DVD

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