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The Abolitionists (2013)

01/08/2013 (US) DocumentaryHistory 2h 40m
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To create a more perfect union, they tore the nation apart.

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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.

  1. Rob Rapley

    Director, Writer

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  1. Oliver Platt

    Oliver Platt

    Narrator (voice)

  2. Richard Brooks

    Richard Brooks

    Frederick Douglass

  3. Neal Huff

    Neal Huff

    William Lloyd Garrison

  4. Jeanine Serralles

    Angelina Grimké

  5. Kate Lyn Sheil

    Kate Lyn Sheil

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  6. T. Ryder Smith

    John Brown

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Original Language English

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