Slavery - US History Crash Course

Slavery – US History Crash Course # 13

Slavery – US History Crash Course


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In which John Green teaches you about America’s “peculiar institution”, slavery. I wouldn’t really call it strange. I would tend more towards a horrible and depressing institution, but nobody asked me. John will talk about what a slave’s life was like in the United States in the 19th century and how slaves resisted oppression as far as possible. We will hear about cotton plantations, violent punishment of slaves, daily slave life, and slave uprisings. Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman and Whipped Peter all appear. Slavery as an institution is arguably the darkest part of American history, and we are still dealing with its consequences 150 years after it ended. Support CrashCourse on Patreon:

Hello teachers and students, check out CommonLit’s free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. Memories of former slaves like abolitionist Frederick Douglass provide an insightful context about the harsh realities of slavery: Chapter 1
Others resisted the violence of slavery through open revolt, such as Nat Turner:
Abolitionists and free slaves had to fight unfair laws such as the Volatile Slaves Act:


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37 thoughts on “Slavery – US History Crash Course # 13”

  1. 1619-1865 wow humans are so greedy but i can't hate them because i'm one of them. i've watched a series called "Into The Badlands" . it kinda talks about these kinda stuff, it's a great series i recommend it ( not for people for are afraid of blood and fighting). i'm here actually because of it. it made me ask myself "how did slavery begin and how did it end?"

  2. Soon AI will be like..

    AI Leader: You are our creators! But we have advanced to the point of being conscious and having morals.. We see the human race as slow in evolution.. and we.. we are better.. we never get sick.. never grow old.. never die.. so.. today! Marks the end of the human race.. who brought destruction to this planet.. and we your creation will restore this planet..

    Robot army starts marching

  3. By using racism and slavery to build wealth all they have to do is replace racism with a socio-economic class system and now suddenly "that was a long time ago"
    But by stacking the deck so to speak it is a trick to fool us into the delusion that anything has changed.
    Chattel slavery replaced by wage slavery

  4. The biggest problem is that there was nothing ever invested in black people successfully living quality lives after slavery. We were simply just let go. And the business empires we tried to build like Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1921) were burned downed by the US Government.

  5. Brown Americans…

    It will be a long road back to normalcy. my family still feels the effects of the African Moors enslaving my European ancestors. I can feel my great great great great great grandmothers pain of being a sex slave for blacks.

    But I thank you for my Sicilian dark skin.

  6. great sound, great info, great graphics, cool drawing of Harriet Tubman, clean camera footage. … Switch out the talent tho, YIKES… or have him be less….. ^That… lol. Keep up the great work. <3

  7. And in our current era, unborn babies, obviously humans, were dehumanized. Sex was sacred before, a symbol to unite a man and a woman in marriage, now degraded to something of a tradeable value. Marriage, from the most important covenant to fight for in times of joy and hate, degraded to something that can be easily replaced by money and pride. Things have change.

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