With the American promise of individual freedom still being withheld from over four million slaves, the nation entered a devastating civil war in 1861. This sprawling, seven-part documentary program explores the complex and moving journey the country took to eradicate slavery from the land since it was introduced on the continent centuries earlier, featuring lively re-enactments, intimate profiles of men and women who were vital to the struggle, and striking insights from historical experts. 5 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.