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Africans In America; Judgment Day (1831-1861); Interview with David Blight, 1997

Part of Africans in America.

10/10/1997

David Blight is interviewed about racism in the abolitionist movement, William Lloyd Garrison, David Walker, Pennsylvania Hall, slave narratives and Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Dred Scott decision


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Series
Africans In America
Program
Judgment Day (1831-1861)
Program Number

104

Title

Interview with David Blight, 1997

Series Description

Broadcast: October 1998 This series explores the central paradox that is at the heart of the American story: a democracy that declared all men equal but enslaved and oppressed one people to provide independence and prosperity to another. The series opens in the 16th century on Africa's Gold Coast with the European and African trade, and ends on the eve of the American Civil War in 1861. Africans in America examines the economic and intellectual foundations of slavery in America and the global economy that prospered from it. The series reveals how the presence of African people and their struggle for freedom transformed America. Series release date: 10/1998

Program Description

104 Judgment Day (1831-1861)--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. As 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. Producer: Llewellyn Smith.

Duration

01:26:26

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Genres
Interview
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
History
Creators
Smith, Llewellyn (Series Producer)
Contributors
Blight, David (Interviewee)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Rights Summary

Rights Holder: WGBH Educational Foundation

Citation
Chicago: “Africans In America; Judgment Day (1831-1861); Interview with David Blight, 1997,” 10/10/1997, GBH Archives, accessed June 30, 2022, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_142A2BAB1FE74D108EAF08F329F93608.
MLA: “Africans In America; Judgment Day (1831-1861); Interview with David Blight, 1997.” 10/10/1997. GBH Archives. Web. June 30, 2022. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_142A2BAB1FE74D108EAF08F329F93608>.
APA: Africans In America; Judgment Day (1831-1861); Interview with David Blight, 1997. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_142A2BAB1FE74D108EAF08F329F93608
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