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The enslavement of millions of African Americans stands as one of the darkest periods in the history of the United States. Explore significant events in the long-fought battle to abolish it. Includes one feature and three shorter segments.
- Life on Southern Plantations — Examines how a cotton boom produced a dependence on slavery in the South.
- Riding the Underground Railroad — Travels alongside runaway slaves and meet the people who helped them escape
- Uncle Tom's Cabin: Politics and the Pen — Uncovers how Harriet Beecher Stowe foreshadowed the coming Civil War conflict.
- Revolt Aboard the Amistad — Offers insight into the transatlantic slave trade and life aboard slave ships.