Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery

by Angela Bassett (Actor)

Other, 2000



Call number




WGBH Boston (2000)


A riveting narrative history of America, from the 1607 landing in Jamestown to the brink of the Civil War, Africans in America tells the shared history of Africans and Europeans as seen through the lens of slavery. It is told from the point of view of the Africans who arrived in shackles and endured the terrible dichotomy of this new land founded on the ideal of liberty but dedicated to the perpetuation of slavery. Meticulously researched, this book weaves together the experiences of the colonists, slaves, free and fugitive blacks, and abolitionists to present an utterly original document, a startling and moving drama of the effects of slavery and racism on our conflicted national identity. The result transcends history as we were taught it and transforms the way we see our past.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member busterrll
Interesting but naturally highly opinionated - Glossed over some of the facets that out Africans in a poor light. Concentrated on those white people (like Washington and Jefferson who had slaves as was the custom of the day. No mention the role played by Arabs

Physical description

7.5 x 1 inches


157807553X / 9781578075539


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