Multimedia

Slavery and Anti-Slavery

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

Abolitionism: A Grassroots Movement

Speaker(s): Lois E. Horton Duration: 1 minute 35 seconds

Abolitionist Views: Integration vs. Colonization

Speaker(s): Lois E. Horton Duration: 2 minutes 35 seconds

African American Abolitionists

Speaker(s): Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham Duration: 59 minutes 42 seconds

Backlash Against the Fugitive Slave Act

Speaker(s): Lois E. Horton Duration: 1 minute 52 seconds

Backlash against the Fugitive Slave Act

Speaker(s): Lois E. Horton Duration: 1 minute 52 seconds

Dred Scott and the Constitutionality of Slavery

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 38 minutes 41 seconds

How did the American abolition movement begin?

Speaker(s): Manisha Sinha Duration: 1 minute 34 seconds

Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

Speaker(s): David Brion Davis Duration: 49 minutes 48 seconds

Lincoln and Black Abolitionists

Speaker(s): Manisha Sinha Duration: 27 minutes 5 seconds

Lincoln and Race

Speaker(s): James Oakes Duration: 22 minutes 51 seconds

Lincoln at Peoria

Speaker(s): Lewis Lehrman Duration: 39 minutes 32 seconds

Lincoln, Slavery, and Nineteenth-Century Abolition

Speaker(s): David Brion Davis Duration: 24 minutes 1 second

Lincoln, Slavery, and Race

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 31 minutes 40 seconds

Runaway Slaves

Speaker(s): Loren Schweninger Duration: 40 minutes 33 seconds

Slavery and the Early American Economy

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 56 minutes 5 seconds

Teaching the Topic of Slavery

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 2 minutes 33 seconds

The Formation of Slave Culture

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 2 minutes 23 seconds

The Importance of Frederick Douglass

Speaker(s): David Blight Duration: 3 minutes 2 seconds

What Is the Underground Railroad?

Speaker(s): David Blight Duration: 3 minutes 47 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Speaker(s): David Reynolds Duration: 26 minute

A Man for All Seasons: Lincoln in Spain

Speaker(s): Carolyn Boyd Duration: 26 minutes 31 seconds

African American Lives: An Overview

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham Duration: 1 hour 28 minute

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation

Speaker(s): James Basker Duration: 5 minutes 34 seconds

Annette Gordon-Reed Remarks at Douglass Prize Dinner

Speaker(s): Annette Gordon-Reed Duration: 3 minutes 36 seconds

Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from Discovery through the Civil War

Speaker(s): David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz Duration: 43 minutes 18 seconds

Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War

Speaker(s): Richard M. Blackett Duration: 49 minutes 13 seconds

Dred and Harriet Scott: A Family Story of Slavery and Freedom

Speaker(s): Matthew Pinsker Duration: 4 minutes 39 seconds

Generations in Captivity: Slavery in America

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 43 minutes 31 seconds

Great Biographies: African American Scientists

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Duration: 19 minutes 6 seconds

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Q&A

Speaker(s): David Reynolds Duration: 6 minutes 13 seconds

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

Speaker(s): Catherine Clinton Duration: 33 minutes 11 seconds

How did slavery begin in North America?

Speaker(s): Christopher Brown Duration: 1 minute 31 seconds

In Hope of Liberty: Northern Free Blacks, 1700–1860

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton Duration: 50 minutes 42 seconds

In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery

Speaker(s): David Brion Davis Duration: 48 minutes 14 seconds

Key Moments in American Freedom

Speaker(s): Orlando Patterson Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 31 seconds

Learning from Lincoln

Speaker(s): Lewis Lehrman Duration: 29 minutes 1 second

Lincoln and the Rights of Black Americans

Speaker(s): Eric Foner Duration: 33 minutes 50 seconds

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 33 minutes 18 seconds

Slavery and the Constitution

Speaker(s): James O. Horton Duration: 0 seconds

Slavery and the Making of America

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton Duration: 49 minutes 5 seconds

Societies with Slaves vs. Slave Societies

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin Duration: 1 minute 59 seconds

Teaching the Constitution

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 2 minutes 28 seconds

The Bondwoman’s Narrative

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Duration: 58 minute

The Post-Revolutionary Generation

Speaker(s): Joyce Appleby Duration: 53 minutes 56 seconds

War between Neighbors: The Coming of the Civil War

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 37 minutes 43 seconds

What did Jefferson think about American freedom?

Speaker(s): Peter Onuf Duration: 1 minute 38 seconds