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Rebels and Redcoats: How Britain Lost America; World Turned Upside Down, The

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Series
Rebels and Redcoats: How Britain Lost America
Program
World Turned Upside Down, The
Program Number

104

Series Description

Broadcast in June 2004. With vivid dramatizations of battles, eyewitness accounts, original documents and paintings, REBELS AND REDCOATS tells the untold story of the American Revolution. Renowned British military historian Richard Holmes presents the four-part series, focusing on the military struggle — the soldiers, leaders, tactics and strategy of this grand conflict. Told from an unusual point of view — that of the British losers — the series at the same time explores painful conflicts within the American populace, taking viewers inside the vicious battles of brothers, friends and families forced to choose sides between loyalist and rebels. Series release date: 6/2004

Program Description

Around the world and through the ages there have been people and traditions that take our everyday, hum-drum reality... and turn it on its head! From the British surrender at Yorktown to Brazilian Carnival celebrations, from Victorian nonsense poetry to the Hindu Festival of Colors, people have been turning the World Upside Down for millennia, and learning something about ourselves and how we see reality. Ellen Kushner explores how we flip reality through music and story.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
War and Conflict
Citation
Chicago: “Rebels and Redcoats: How Britain Lost America; World Turned Upside Down, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B9FFC0DD5B9452C9B2FC9767237CF75.
MLA: “Rebels and Redcoats: How Britain Lost America; World Turned Upside Down, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B9FFC0DD5B9452C9B2FC9767237CF75>.
APA: Rebels and Redcoats: How Britain Lost America; World Turned Upside Down, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B9FFC0DD5B9452C9B2FC9767237CF75
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