This site is a companion to the Public Broadcasting Company series, "Africans in America." It traces the history of Africans in America in four chronological parts from 1450-1865. Topics covered include the beginning of the slave trade, the growth of slavery in the colonies, arguments justifying slavery, the development of abolitionism in the North, and debates and events leading to the Civil War. Each section includes a historical narrative; a resource bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries; and a teacher's guide for using the content of the Web site and television series in U.S. history courses. The site's "Resource Bank" contains more than 400 items.
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