Episode 5 November 25, 9:00-10:00pm EST
How do Americans, fighting in the name of liberty, justify the institution of slavery? The British army hopes to exploit the contradictions posed by slavery in the south, an area they assume is mostly loyal to the crown. Episode 5 details this British miscalculation, shows how their attempt to win 'the hearts and minds' of the south ultimately fails, and describes the entrance of France into the Revolution. The miraculous convergence of Washington's army and the French fleet at Yorktown traps a weary British army lead by Lord Cornwallis. Two years later, The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending eight long years of fighting. The Revolutionary War is over.