Liberty! The American Revolution

TitleLiberty! The American Revolution
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsHovde, Ellen, and Muffie Meyer
Episodes6 episodes
Running Time1h/episode
Date Released11/23-25/1997
DistributorPublic Broadcasting Service (PBS)
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

This six-part documentary series from Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, covers the American Revolution from the passage of the Stamp Act in 1765 through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights in 1789. In addition to narration and interviews with historians, the series includes re-enactments of military engagements and excerpts from letters, diaries, and other documents of the period, all voiced by professional actors. The documentary consists of the following 6 episodes: 

  1. The Reluctant Revolutionaries (1763-1774)
  2. Blows Must Decide (1774-1776)
  3. The Times That Try Men's Souls (1776-1777)
  4. Oh Fatal Ambition! (1777-1778)
  5. The World Turned Upside Down (1778-1783)
  6. Are We to Be a Nation? (1783-1788)
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