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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | Classroom | The Cotton Gin

Classroom | The Cotton Gin

The invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the worldwide textile industry, and with it the dynamics of the slavery in America. This video is an excerpt from Episode Two, The Age of Slavery, from the series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Premiere Date: October 29, 2013 | Runtime: 00:03:58

About The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today—when America has a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.