The Age of Slavery - 1780-1860

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The Age of Slavery
1780-1860
Part of the Series: The African Americans

2013
56 mins

What made cotton so desirable? In the 1790s Americas oldest crops, like tobacco, were depleting farmland and dropping in value. At the same time, the textile industry in Great Britain was exploding, creating enormous...

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Director
Sabin Streeter
Features
Henry Louis Gates