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American Experience: The Abolitionists DVD
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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. What began as a pacifist movement fueled by persuasion and prayer became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation.
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Historic figures come to life.

By History Devotee

from Boston, MA

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Abolitionists DVD:

The DVD brings history to life. It makes historic figures into "real" people that today's children and adults can identify with not just a name to memorize for a test. Too often history is viewed as a boring subject. Programs like this not only help to explain the ideology behind certain events, but help to bring names in history books to life.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Done

By storyteller Paul

from Madison Heights,Va.

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Abolitionists DVD:

I thought the program was very informative and beautifully shot. Performances were well done and captured the period and qualities of those focused on and the shameful period in our country's history. An important program and educational tool,which I would encourage all educators and citizens to partake of to appreciate the progress that's been made and the work that needs to continue for the betterment of all cultures and societies.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Masterpiece

By Pam

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about PBS American Experience: The Abolitionists DVD:

I too was brought to tears by this production. Thank you and Thank you for a job well done.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every American should watch this series.

By Jackjack

from Dallas, Texas

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Abolitionists DVD:

This is the stuff I never understood in history class during the seventh grade. Mere dates and places and raw facts obscured the real stories.

Every American needs to know this story. What really led up to the Civil War. We are still today living with the effects of slavery and that war, over 150 years later.

I wouldn't say this is the most thorough documentary on the subject, as it's the only one I've ever seen. I had heard all the names before: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Lloyd Garrison. I knew the cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney. Now I have a much better appreciation and understanding of how it all fits together.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

humanist abolitionists

By ftf

from fl

Comments about PBS American Experience: The Abolitionists DVD:

The Abolitionists is very informative and moving. However, it have been better if the secularism of key abolitionists, such as William Lloyd Garrison, had been more clearly stated. Religion was used to both defend and attack slavery. Humanism/secularism stood against slavery.

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