Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789). In addition ... See full summary »
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 John Adams (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Alexander Hamilton (6 episodes, 1997)
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 John Dickinson (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Philip Vickers Fithian (6 episodes, 1997)
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 King George III (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Jehu Grant (6 episodes, 1997)
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 George Washington (6 episodes, 1997)
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 General John Burgoyne (6 episodes, 1997)
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 James Madison (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Abigail Adams (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Thomas Hutchinson (6 episodes, 1997)
Forrest Sawyer ...
 Himself - Host (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Horace Walpole (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Luke-Slave (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Benjamin Franklin (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Patrick Henry (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Thomas Paine (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Thomas Jefferson (5 episodes, 1997)
Jamison Selby ...
 Southern Patriot (5 episodes, 1997)
Joris Stuyck ...
 Johann Ewald (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Nicholas Cresswell (4 episodes, 1997)
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 General Charles Cornwallis (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Joseph Plumb Martin (4 episodes, 1997)
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 John Hancock (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Ambrose Serle (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Mercy Otis Warren (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Baroness von Riedesel (4 episodes, 1997)
Stephen Temperley ...
 Hector de Crevecoeur (4 episodes, 1997)
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 American Sergeant (4 episodes, 1997)
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 British Soldier (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Eliza Wilkinson (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Sir George Collier (3 episodes, 1997)
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Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789). In addition to narration and interviews with historians, the series uses re-enactments of military engagements and excerpts from letters, diaries and other documents of the period, spoken by actors. Written by RK

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When Bidden to the Wake or Fair
Music by William Shield
Produced and Arranged by Mark O'Connor
Performed by Mark O'Connor (violin) and Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
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Darn The Defiant
3 August 2003 | by (The Society NY) – See all my reviews

An excellent primer on the Revolutionary War, LIBERTY is a penetrating view at the causes and motivations as well as the saga of the course of the war. It is interesting that the major source for information on the war is the writings of Sgt Martin. There's an excellent period score Da**[rn] the Defiant that's part of the opening and closing credits. Regretfully the audience for glorious cause is a pale shaddow when compared to that of the lost cause.

This compares favorably to THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (narr Charles Kuralt) and HOW THE WEST WAS LOST (Amer Indian perspective).


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