"Slavery and the Making of America" The Downward Spiral (2005)

The Downward Spiral is the first hour of the four part series, Slavery and The Making of America.

Through the lives of Anthony Portuguese, John Punch, Emmanuel Driggus, Frances Driggus, and several others, this hour tells the complicated story of the establishment of slavery in America, the transition from indentured servitude and 'half freedom' to African and African-American enslavement for life, the brief but bloody Stono Rebellion of 1739 in South Carolina, and the establishment of the 'Black Codes,' regulating virtually every aspect of slave life.

  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Release Date: 2005 (USA)
  • Run time: 57 min
  • Color: Color
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