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Slavery - Crash Course US History #13

Slavery - Crash Course US History #13


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John Green teaches you about America's "peculiar institution," slavery. I wouldn't really call it peculiar. I'd lean more toward horrifying and depressing institution, but nobody asked me. John will talk about what life was like for a slave in the 19th century United States, and how slaves resisted oppression, to the degree that was possible. We'll hear about cotton plantations, violent punishment of slaves, day to day slave life, and slave rebellions. Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and Whipped Peter all make an appearance in this video lesson on American slavery.

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Slavery - Crash Course US History #13
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2 Reviews
Useful resource in the form of a video to support a unit on slavery.
February 09, 2014
This is a good video for the content of Slavery, however, when showing this to your students be aware it moves quickly and may be hard for some students to process. I would suggest stopping for a discussion during various key points in the video or providing a synopsis before watching it.
February 08, 2014