Frederick Douglass

The Civil War: Episodes 1-5 (1990)

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This is the first half of a 6 disc set.

Disc 1
Episode One: The Cause (1861)

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
06:40
The Civil War: Episodes 1-5

The Abolitionists (2013)

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Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy--these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history.

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Middle
High
Length: 
03:00
The Abolitionists

Slavery and Freedom (2003)

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Race and Identity in Antebellum America

How has slavery shaped the American literary imagination and American identity? This episode turns to the classic slave narratives of Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass, and the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe. What rhetorical strategies do their works use to construct and authentic and authoritative American self?

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
00:28
Slavery and Freedom

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

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In celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday in February 2009, we present this story of the unusual friendship between two great American leaders.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:12
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship