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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (16 video files (approximately 480 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2002.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Independence Episode 2 Revolution Episode 3 Liberty for All? Episode 4 Wake Up America Episode 5 A Fatal Contradiction Episode 6 A War to End Slavery Episode 7 What is Freedom Episode 8 Whose Land is This? Episode 9 Working for Freedom Episode 10 Yearning to Breathe Free Episode 11 Safe for Democracy Episode 12 Depression and War Episode 13 Democracy and Struggles Episode 14 Let Freedom Ring Episode 15 Marching to Freedom Land Episode 16 Becoming Free.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host, Katie Couric ; commentary, Eric Foner ; featuring the voices of Jane Alexander, Angela Bassett, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Blythe Danner, Charles Dutton, Whoopi Goldberg, Graham Greene, Stacey Keach, Monique Mojica, Brad Pitt, Ving Rhames, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Raoul Trujillo, Joanne Woodward, others.
Summary, etc.:
The 13 colonies stake everything on an armed struggle for freedom and the chance to build a new kind of nation. Beginning with the decision to declare independence, the film explores the escalating conflict with Great Britain, including the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere's famous midnight ride. America's founding fathers, such as George Washington, Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson, with other well-known historical figures, including Abigail Adams and Tom Paine, all play roles in the fight for liberty.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Democracy > United States > History.
Civil rights > United States > History.
Human rights > United States > History.
Liberty > History.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Indians, Treatment of > United States > History > 19th century.
Indian reservations > United States > History > 19th century.
Racism > United States > History > 19th century.
Immigrants > United States > History > 19th century.
Immigrants > United States > Social conditions > 19th century.
Minorities > United States > Social conditions > 19th century.
Immigrants > United States > Public opinion.
National characteristics, American.
DVD-Video discs.
United States > Politics and government > 19th century.
United States > Emigration and immigration > History > 19th century.
United States > Race relations > History > 19th century.
United States > History > 1865-1898.
United States > History.
United States > History > Study and teaching > Audio-visual aids.
United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television programs.
Educational films.

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