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Up from Slavery (2011)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Biography, History  |  13 September 2011 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Ronald Brown II
Karla Brown ...
Byron Coolie
James Davis
Keydron Dunn ...
Pheola Epps
Tamon Epps
Tianna Epps
Ebony Etheridge
Danielle Failor
Jonathan Failor
Robert Hardy
Billicia Charnelle Hines


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 that right 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. With incredibly detailed historical reenactments, expert commentary and the stories of slavery told through first-hand accounts, this is an epic struggle 400 years in the making. A journey into the past like none other. This is the story of these men and women who by their hands laid the foundation of what would become the most powerful nation on Earth. Join us as we rise...UP FROM SLAVERY. ... Written by KRH

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an excellent biography on the history of slaves arriving to America and then freed
30 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great informational 7 part series bout the history of African slaves in America. It was both entertaining and educational while dealing with such a serious subject matter. I was sad when i was on the last episode cause i wanted to see more of this documentary. The music such as the African slave songs sung by slaves was a good touch for the video. I liked the intro of the abolitionists into this and also the stories of some of the slave uprisings. This film was like a refresher course of what i learned in highschool but it added much more information that i did not know went on during the slavery time period. Such as learning more details bout harriet tubman , nat turner and federick douglas. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes history or just likes an entertaining, informative documentary in general.

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