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Liberty, Episode 1, The Reluctant Revolutionaries, 1763-1774
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directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, in Liberty, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997, originally published 1997), 54 mins
In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen years, the colonies are on the brink of rebellion. What happens to bring this country so quickly near war with England?
directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, in Liberty, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997, originally published 1997), 54 mins
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Liberty, Episode 2, Blows Must Decide, 1774-1776
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directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Jo Umans, fl. 1983-2007, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 54 mins
A total break from Great Britain remains hard for Americans to imagine, even after shots are fired at Lexington and Concord. Words push matters "Over the Edge" in 1776. Common Sense argues that it is the natural right of men to govern themselves. The Declaration of Independence declares this same idea a "self-evid...
directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Jo Umans, fl. 1983-2007, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 54 mins
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Liberty, Episode 3, The Times That Try Men's Souls, 1776-1777
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directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Jo Umans, fl. 1983-2007, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 53 mins
Days after the Declaration of Independence is signed, a British force arrives in New York harbor. Washington and his troops are driven to New Jersey. With only a few days of enlistment left for many of his volunteers, a desperate Washington leads his army quietly across the Delaware River on the day after Christma...
directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Jo Umans, fl. 1983-2007, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 53 mins
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Liberty, Episode 4, Oh Fatal Ambition, 1777-1778
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directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 54 mins
The 'united' states remain in dire need of funds and military support. Congress dispatches Benjamin Franklin to France in hopes of creating an alliance which will provide both. Meanwhile, a British army marches down the Hudson River trying to cut off New England from the other colonies. The British are crushed by...
directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 54 mins
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Liberty, Episode 5, The World Turned Upside Down, 1778-1783
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directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Jo Umans, fl. 1983-2007, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 53 mins
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 a...
directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Jo Umans, fl. 1983-2007, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 53 mins
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Liberty, Episode 6, Are We to Be a Nation?, 1783-1788
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directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Jo Umans, fl. 1983-2007, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 54 mins
Peace comes to the United States, but governing the world's newest republic is no simple task. Congress is ineffectual and individual states act like sovereign nations. By the time the Constitutional Convention convenes in 1787, many wonder if the country can survive. The long ratification process helps define wha...
directed by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975 and Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975; produced by Ellen Hovde, fl. 1975, Muffie Meyer, fl. 1975, Jo Umans, fl. 1983-2007, Amy J. Kaufman, fl. 1982-2016 and Smokey Forester, fl. 1987-2010, in Liberty, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 54 mins
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