- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 6, 2000
Slavery nearly tore America apart, and we are still coming to terms with the role it played in the formative years of the nation. But as HUMAN BONDAGE makes clear, slavery was by no means exclusive to the United States. In fact, the institution of owning other people survives today.
HISTORY'S MYSTERIES takes a 6,000 year journey through suffering, tragedy, and exploitation, criss-crossing the globe to examine slavery in various cultures and eras. We'll see the critical role that slavery played in supporting the rise of some of history's great civilizations, and how it contributed to the downfall of others.
Scholars trace the evolution of the moral and ethical views about the institution, and detail the pivotal events in its long history, including, of course, the American Civil War. And we'll see why there are still slaves today, even in supposedly "enlightened" societies.
HUMAN BONDAGE is a gripping survey of slavery worldwide, an eye-opening examination of an institution that was widely accepted until only comparatively recently in our history.