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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 Philip Vickers Fithian (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)
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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)
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 Hector de Crevecoeur (4 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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Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
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Arranged by James Taylor and Mark O'Connor
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Performed by Mark O'Connor (violin), James Taylor (vocals, guitar), John Jarvis (keyboards),
Russ Barenberg (guitar), John Mock
(pennywhistle, low whistle), Glenn Worf (bass) and Eddie Bayers (percussion)
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Simply exceptional.
29 May 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Liberty! The American Revolution" is about as good a series on the American Revolution as you can find and it not only is about what led to the war as well as the war but also the period AFTER the war when the Colonies were 13 independent nations in need of a stronger central government. How this led to the Constitution is discussed in the final episode. Exceptional production values, nice historical re-creations and an interesting script make this one to watch. As a retired history teacher, I found very little to complain about except in episode five--which made it sound as if the Colonies BEAT the British. This is a misconception. The British cut their losses and left the Colonies because they were involved in a world war with France, Spain AND Holland--so the Colonies ALONE were not victorious--it was clearly a group effort. Well worth seeing--and it's not too surprising since it's from PBS video--and those folks seem to make one amazing documentary after another.


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