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Slavery and the Making of America

Slavery and the Making of America is a groundbreaking series chronicling the institution of American slavery, from its origins in 1619 - when English settlers in Virginia purchased 20 Africans from Dutch traders - through the arrival of the first 11 slaves in the northern colonies (in Dutch New Amsterdam), the American Revolution, the Civil War, the adoption of the 13th Amendment and Reconstruction. The series illuminates new perspectives about slavery and its impact. These new perspectives challenge many long-held notions (such as the idea that slavery was strictly a southern institution; it was, in fact, a national institution) and highlight the contradictions of a country that was founded on the principle of "liberty and justice for all" but embraced slavery. Morgan Freeman narrates.

7:00PAre You Being Served?

Up, Captain Peacock

7:30PVicious
8:00PKeeping Up Appearances

Driving Mrs. Fortescue

8:30PKeeping Up Appearances

Rural Retreat

9:00PAs Time Goes By

Judith's New Romance

9:30PAs Time Goes By

Improvements?

10:00PMoone Boy