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The Growth and Spread of Slavery

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

The Growth and Spread of Slavery

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Starting with a set of slave shackles, chart the history of slavery in the Americas. Discover how the invention of the cotton gin helped expand slave labor. Then follow the story of African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman, as told through some of her treasured personal belongings.


April 8, 2016
Very good. I appreciated the explanation of how the slave trade began and the tracing of the long effects of slavery upon American culture until the Civil War.