Liberty! The American Revolution (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 ... 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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 Jehu Grant (6 episodes, 1997)
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 George Washington (6 episodes, 1997)
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 James Madison (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Thomas Hutchinson (6 episodes, 1997)
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 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)
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 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)
Byron Jennings ...
 John Hancock (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Ambrose Serle (4 episodes, 1997)
Neil Maffin ...
 Anti-Federalist / ... (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)
Mark Letheren ...
 British Soldier (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Eliza Wilkinson (3 episodes, 1997)
Douglas Weston ...
 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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Song of the Liberty Bell (Folk Version)
Music by Mark O'Connor
Produced by Mark O'Connor
Performed by Mark O'Connor (violin), Jerry Douglas (dobro), John Jarvis (harpsichord), Russ Barenberg (guitar),
John Mock
(pennywhistle, low whistle) and Mark Schatz (bass)
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Fairly balanced view of the Revolution
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary features actors speaking the words of long-dead people, from Abigail Adams to King George III to Hessian mercenaries. The result is a multi-faceted view of the American Revolution. I use part of this program to teach the Revolution in my college courses for this reason. Since this is a U.S. production, the bias is pro-Revolution. I do not mind this, since my side won that war. I appreciate, however, the honest discussion of the key contradiction of the Revolution--the maintenance of slavery as part of the struggle for independence. Our founders were people, not demigods.

I will correct another commenter on this website. King George III actually spoke flawless English, as the actor who portrays him does. The monarch's great-grandfather (George I) spoke German. George II, grandfather of George III, spoke English as a second language. George III, however, took pride in speaking excellent English.


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