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HISTORY / MINORITY STUDIES

A HISTORY of BLACK ACHIEVEMENT IN AMERICA

REVIEW

"A History of Black Achievement in America is an outstanding eight-part series that brings much-needed balance, highlighting the exemplary contribution of African Americans to the U.S. society and culture...with excellent narration by actor James Avery (the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). Filling important historical gaps, the programs… are organized in independent segments, making them ideal for classroom use.

Highly recommended. Editor's Choice." PRODUCT INFORMATION

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    4 STARS, Video Librarian

Features:

  • Closed Captioned

  • Subtitles: Spanish

  • Shot in High-Definition

  • Maps, Timeline

  • Quizzes & more

  • Instructor’s Guide

  • Series $ 79.99

  • 8 programs on 4 DVDs

  • Runtime: 229 minutes

This original series documents Black Achievement and its defining role in the growth of America, and its influence on current events. Presented by James Avery, the series highlights the many contributions of Black Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society with their achievements, and shaped the history of the United States.

Programs: Program 1: Settling the New World & Founding

the United States Program 2: Emergence of the Black Hero Program 3: The Fight for Freedom Program 4: Blacks Enter the Gilded Age

Program 5: The Foundation for Equality Program 6: Depression and War Program 7: Civil Rights Program 8: A New Age

SLAVERY and the MAKING OF AMERICA

REVIEWS

"‘Slavery and the Making of America'...the most powerful and important television work on the subject since 'Roots'..." - 4 STARS, DAILY NEWS

“deftly balances strong personal stories with insights into the horrible symbiotic rela- tionship between Northern growth and Southern slavery ... while also casting key historical events in a new light...this is recommended." - BOOKLIST

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Features:

  • Closed Captioned

  • Spanish Subtitled

  • Downloadable documents

  • Series $59.99

  • 4 programs on 4 DVDs

  • Runtime: 240 minutes

SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA is a landmark, four-part series that examines the history of slavery in the United States and the integral role it played in shaping the new country's development.

As factually represented in this series, American slavery evolved from a loosely defined labor system which provided some protection under the law, into the tightly regulated enslavement without recourse, based solely on race. Underscoring how slavery impacted the growth of this country's South- ern and Northern states; the series examines issues still relevant today.

Acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman narrates the series, which features a score by Michael Whalen.

Volume 1: THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL Volume 2: LIBERTY IN THE AIR Volume 3: SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION Volume 4: THE CHALLENGE OF FREEDOM

For more information visit AmbroseVideo.com or call (800)526-4663

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