The Abolitionists (2013)

Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy—these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. What began as a pacifist movement fueled by persuasion and prayer became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. The Abolitionists takes place during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history. It reveals how the movement shaped history by exposing the fatal flaw of a republic founded on liberty for some and bondage for others. In the face of personal risks—beating, imprisonment, even death—abolitionists held fast to their cause, laying the civil rights groundwork for the future and raising weighty constitutional and moral questions that are still with us today.

  • Rob Rapley

  • Rob Rapley

Release Date: 2013-01-08
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 160
Neal Huff
Neal Huff
William Lloyd Garrison
Oliver Platt
Oliver Platt
Narrator (voice)
Richard Brooks
Richard Brook...
Frederick Douglass
Kate Lyn Sheil
Kate Lyn Shei...
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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