Abolitionists: American Experience

The Abolitionist, Part Two

Season 1, Episode 2 of 3

Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. Threatened with capture by his former owner, Douglass flees to England, returning to the U.S. in 1847. He launches his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. A best-seller, and then wildly successful stage play, this influential novel changes the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The divide between North and South deepens, touching off a crisis that is about to careen out of control.

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
1/15/2013
9 p.m.
1/16/2013
2 a.m.
2/11/2015
8 p.m.
2/12/2015
2 a.m.
2/15/2015
3 p.m.
2/16/2015
2 a.m.
2/18/2015
2 p.m.
7/7/2015
9 p.m.
7/8/2015
2 a.m.
7/9/2015
2 p.m.
7/10/2015
4 a.m.
7/15/2015
10 p.m.
7/16/2015
5 a.m.
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