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The world turned upside down

Author: Ellen HovdeMuffie MeyerRonald BlumerForrest SawyerEdward HerrmannAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, ©1997.
Series: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 246.; Liberty! the American Revolution, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : PBS Video index versionView all editions and formats
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The British hoped to gain support in the southern states by exploiting the contradictions posed by a nation fighting in the name of liberty while supporting slavery, but they failed. Washington's army and the French fleet converged at Yorktown, trapping a weary British army led by Lord Cornwallis. Two years later, the signing of the Treaty of Paris ended eight years of fighting.
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Genre/Form: History
Video recordings
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Hovde; Muffie Meyer; Ronald Blumer; Forrest Sawyer; Edward Herrmann; Tom Hurwitz; Richard Einhorn; Mark O'Connor; KCTA-TV (Television station : Saint Paul, Minn.); Twin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul, Minn.); Middlemarch Films.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 43952771
Notes: Specially prepared set enhanced by PBS with time code visible on the screen.
This series is supplemented by the "PBS Videodatabase of America's History & Culture Merged Index" which provides subject references to specific videocassette volume numbers within the series and to specific locations within individual videocassettes according to on-screen counter numbers indicating number of minutes and seconds elapsed within a particular referenced videocassette.
PBS Video: XIAR-DX5.
Credits: Director of photography, Tom Hurwitz ; music by Richard Einhorn, Mark O'Connor.
Performer(s): Narrator, Edward Hermann ; host, Forrest Sawyer.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Chapter 1. Hope for victory in the south --
Chapter 2. The Invasion of the south --
Chapter 3. One plan backfires --
Chapter 4. Betrayal --
Chapter 5. The French arrive --
Chapter 6. "We are like a crab" --
Chapter 7. "The French! The French! --
Chapter 8. It will take a miracle --
Chapter 9. Cornwallis digs in --
Chapter 10. Surrender at Yorktown.
Series Title: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 246.; Liberty! the American Revolution, v. 5.
Responsibility: produced and directed by Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer ; writer, Ronald Blumer ; a production of KTCA-TV in association with Middlemarch Films ; Twin Cities Public TV.

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The British hoped to gain support in the southern states by exploiting the contradictions posed by a nation fighting in the name of liberty while supporting slavery, but they failed. Washington's army and the French fleet converged at Yorktown, trapping a weary British army led by Lord Cornwallis. Two years later, the signing of the Treaty of Paris ended eight years of fighting.

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