BrainPOP

Slavery

Slavery was an ugly part of American history. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will help you understand the terrible institution of slavery from its beginnings in ancient history up through the slavery of Africans in the United States. You’ll learn about when the U.S. slave trade started and why some colonies came to rely on slave labor. Find out how the slave trade worked, what happened once slave ships landed in America and the extent of suffering that slaves had to endure. Finally, you’ll learn how and when things started to change, including what finally ended slavery for good. Plus, you’ll see how we are still dealing with the effects of slavery today.

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Why did people even start slavery?

Why did the Atlantic slave trade start?

Can you tell me about slavery in the U.S.?