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

African American Abolitionists

Speaker(s): Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Backlash Against the Fugitive Slave Act

Speaker(s): Lois E. Horton

Lincoln and Black Abolitionists

Speaker(s): Manisha Sinha

Lincoln and Race

Speaker(s): James Oakes

Lincoln at Peoria

Speaker(s): Lewis E. Lehrman

Lincoln, Slavery, and Race

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin

Roundtable discussion on American Antislavery Writings

Speaker(s): James G. Basker, Elizabeth Alexander, Christopher Brown, Eric Foner, Martha Hodes

Runaway Slaves

Speaker(s): Loren Schweninger

Slavery and the Early American Economy

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers

Teaching the Topic of Slavery

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin

The Formation of Slave Culture

Speaker(s): Ira Berlin

The Importance of Frederick Douglass

Speaker(s): David W. Blight

What Is the Underground Railroad?

Speaker(s): David W. Blight

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

A Man for All Seasons: Lincoln in Spain

Speaker(s): Carolyn Boyd

African American Lives: An Overview

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War

Speaker(s): Richard M. Blackett

Great Biographies: African American Scientists

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Speaker(s): David S. Reynolds

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

Speaker(s): David S. Reynolds

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

Speaker(s): Catherine Clinton

How Did Slavery Begin in North America?

Speaker(s): Christopher Brown

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

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton, Lois E. Horton

Key Moments in American Freedom

Speaker(s): Orlando Patterson

Learning from Lincoln

Speaker(s): Lewis E. Lehrman

Slavery and the Constitution

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton

Slavery and the Making of America

Speaker(s): James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton

Teaching the Constitution

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer

The Bondwoman’s Narrative

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Post-Revolutionary Generation

Speaker(s): Joyce Appleby