Liberty! The American Revolution (1997) PBS

Liberty: The American Revolution Episode 5

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EPISODE 5: "The World Turned Upside Down" 1778-1783 The British hope to exploit the issue of slavery and to enlist the support of loyalists in the south. They fail. After a series of brutal engagements, the British army heads for Virginia, only to be trapped by the miraculous convergence of Washington's army and the French fleet at Yorktown. The end of the war is at hand.

Documentary Description

LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. Click on a topic to learn more.

LIBERTY! brings the American Revolution to life through a distinguished cast of actors including: Tony Award-winning actor Roger Rees (Nicholas Nickleby, Cheers), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Cold Mountain, Magnolia), Victor Garber (Titanic, Legally Blonde), and Tony Award-winning actress Donna Murphy (Passion, Wonderful Town). Read on to learn about other actors in Liberty and the characters they play.

LIBERTY! is a six-part series of one-hour documentaries for PBS. It describes how the American Revolution evolved and how a new nation was born in the aftermath of the Revolu... (read more)


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