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Choosing Revolution (1999)

Video Drama | Family | History
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Choosing Revolution explores how families were divided on the thorny issue of separation from Great Britain and the stereotypes of loyalist and patriot.

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Credited cast:
Nathan Betz ...
Edmund Randolph
Clip Carson ...
John Robinson
Jack Flinton ...
John Randolph
Tom Hay ...
Cathy Hellier ...
Historian
Inigo Howlett ...
Host
Rose McAlphee ...
Charlotte
Reba Mendoza ...
Host
Wayne Moss ...
Deyton Randolph
Lisa Schmidt ...
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Kristen Spivey ...
Arianna Randolph
Sylvia Tabb-Lee ...
Aggy
Bill Weldon ...
Tonya Wells ...
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Mary Wiseman ...
Betty Randolph
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"Choosing Revolution" is the story of the Randolph household of Williamsburg. The Randolphs were prominent Virginians. Peyton Randolph was president of the First Continental Congress. His younger brother John was attorney general of Virginia. But as revolution approached, the two brothers found themselves on opposite sides of the political fence. "Choosing Revolution" tells the personal story of how the difficult decision to become a patriot or remain a loyalist affected the entire Randolph household, pitting brother against brother, father against son. The Randolph wives and daughters, constrained by the 18th century role of women, were expected to follow their men no matter how much it harmed their family. Even the Randolph slaves were thrown into confusion as they learned that they might be offered a choice that could lead to freedom. Written by <mstutz@cwf.org>

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