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What's it called? Africans in America [videorecording] : America's journey through slavery / produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer.
Who published it? Boston : WGBH Educational Foundation, c2006.
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 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  973.0496 Afr  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Helpful notes! Originally broadcast on television in 1998.
"Peabody Award winner."
Related to: Africans in America : America's journey through slavery / Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team. -- New York : Harcourt Brace, c1998.
What's in it? Disc one. The Terrible transformation [(1450-1750)] ; Revolution [(1750-1805)] -- Disc two. Brotherly love [(1791-1831)] ; Judgment day [(1831-1865)].
Credits Director of photography, Michael Chin; editor, Chuck Scott; music score, Bernice Johnson Reagon.
Performers! Narrator: Angela Bassett.
What's it about? "Nearly ten years in the making, this landmark six-hour film series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography and riveting first-person accounts. Africans in America helps define the reality of slavery's past through the insightful commentary of a wide range of voices including General Colin Powell, authors John Edgar Wideman and Barry Unsworth and leading scholars. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett ... it offers unparalleled understanding - from slavery's birth in the early 1600s through the violent onset of civil war in 1860."--Container.
Who'd like this? Not rated.
Special stuff to know! DVD; Dolby Digital.
Helpful notes! In English, with optional English subtitles.
Helpful subjects! Slavery -- United States -- History.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
Slavery -- Virginia -- History.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Virginia -- History.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863.
Slavery -- Justification.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
It's a special thing! DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Bagwell, Orlando.
Bellows, Susan.
Fayer, Steve, 1935-
Bassett, Angela.
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948-
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Educational Foundation.
PBS Video.
Other titles to try! Terrible transformation.
Brotherly love.
Judgment day.
Special numbers! 157807553X
Special numbers! WG999 WGBH Educational Foundation
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