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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:13 AM

The "Abolitionists" is on PBS in the pst zone, recommended!

This is well done.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/abolitionists/

Premiering January 8, 15 & 22, 2013. Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.

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Reply The "Abolitionists" is on PBS in the pst zone, recommended! (Original post)
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monmouth3 Jan 2013 #3
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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:25 AM

1. It was fantastic

Have to say I had no idea how close we came to having the Civil War end with the South keeping slavery into the 20th century. The Abolitionists were some amazing people.

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Response to dsc (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:33 AM

2. My great great grandfather is on a list I just found

of "noble men and women who took active part in the abolition movement" - lately this part of our history sheds light on what we're dealing with now! Of course there were disagreements. So much of this is now available to learn about in Google books and online newspapers from the era. But this show brings it to live, and with the intensity I imagined reading about it.

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Response to dsc (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:04 PM

3. I believe they could have kept their slaves until 1940. Great show...

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:05 PM

4. no 40 years

which would have been 1903 if the Confederates took the offer.

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Response to dsc (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:12 PM

5. Ahh, many thanks...

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