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        Slavery and Freedom | American Passages: Unit 7

        Learn about the writings of African American abolitionists in this half-hour video from the American Passages series. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs published powerful autobiographical accounts of their experiences as slaves and their decisions to escape, helping to develop the genre of the slave narrative in the process. Harriet Beecher Stowe mobilized the literary tradition of sentimentality to further the abolitionist cause in her blockbuster novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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