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1997, TV Show

Episode Detail: The Reluctant Revolutionaries - Liberty! The American Revolution

This six-hour 1997 series chronicling the American rebellion blends comments from historians with readings by actors in period dress. Colonists resist Parliament legislation and begin to defy English authority. Included: the Stamp Act; the Boston Massacre of 1770; tea dumping in Boston harbor. Benjamin Rush: Austin Pendleton. Benjamin Franklin: Philip Bosco. John Adams: Peter Donaldson. Narrated by Edward Herrmann.

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Premiered: November 23, 1997
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A six-part chronicle of America's break from Britain includes comments from historians, and excerpts from diaries and letters read by actors in period dress.

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