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  • African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) - Preview | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross #102
Broadcast Date: Oct. 30, 2013

The Age of Slavery illustrates how black lives changed in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories, forcibly relocating African Americans into the Deep South.

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Post Date: October 23, 2013