Get a taste of what's in store for favorite characters in this montage preview. Downton Abbey Season 4 premieres Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, 8pm on MASTERPIECE on KTTZ-TV Channel 5. [Music: "Wolf's Law" by The Joy Formidable]
The Age of Slavery illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. The cotton industry fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories, and a Second Middle Passage forcibly relocated African Americans from the Upper South into the Deep South. Yet as slavery intensified, so did resistance.