Program 3: Growth and Empire/The Best Poor Man's Country
Donald L. Miller with Pauline Maier and Virginia Scharff
Miller: The American colonies in the 1700s. The best poor man's
country in the world.
Maier: Sure there's a notion that this is a country where people can do
better than their parents did.
Miller: Unless you were a slave.
Scharff : "What manner of man is this American?" Well, he might be a
woman, right? He might be a slave. She might be a slave.
Miller: Today on A Biography of America, the slave's middle
passage. Franklin's Philadelphia. All part of America's Growth and Empire.