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Part Size............: 50,000,000
Number of Parts......: 15
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185051/

Episode 2

Directed by Ann Turner

"'Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon 
their knees and blest the God of Heaven who had brought them over the vast and 
furious ocean and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, 
again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element.'"  

(Note: The title of this episode is often mistakenly cited as "Home Away from 
Home.")

Cooke's opening narration segues from a windswept beach to the London of James 
I and the Hall of the Middle Temple, where he details the first expeditions 
(Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake) to go to America and the colony finally 
named after the king, "Jamestown." The colonists' inexperience leads to death 
and bad relations with the native occupants until Captain John Smith takes 
charge.

Tobacco proves the salvation of the colony (modern tobacco production is 
shown). Explorers and opportunists are replaced by settlers and service, and 
slowly, representative government (the House of Burgesses) within the colony is 
born. Williamsburg, Virginia, and its contribution to American liberty is then 
explored.

The establishment of plantations on the coast came next, and typical lifestyles 
at Shirley Plantation and Middleton Plantation are examined, touching upon the 
first importation of slaves into the system.

Cooke then segues to the settlements of the North, where the first foments of 
the American emerged, and concentrates on both the Plymouth colony, originally 
supposed to be a hundred miles or so north of the Virginia colonies, and the 
Puritan settlement, both founded by religious dissenters. John Winthrop, the 
quintessential Puritan, is profiled, and misconceptions about the Puritans are 
examined as their migration to America begins.

Religion's hold on the Massachusetts settlements are examined next, including 
strict laws of conduct, dislike of dissenters (the Quakers being most 
persecuted), and finally the horror of the Salem Witch Trials.

Finally, the middle colonies' contribution to the upcoming revolution is 
examined as Cooke talks in depth about one of his favorite American heroes, 
Benjamin Franklin. A thanksgiving celebration closes the episode. 


Locations:
Colonial National Park, Jamestown, Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
Shirley Plantation, Charles City, Virginia
Swanson Farm, Disputanta, Virginia
Adam Thoroughgood House, Norfolk, Virginia
Charles Towne Landing, Charlestown, South Carolina
Drayton Hall and Miles Brewton's House, South Carolina
Middletown Place and Stableyards, South Carolina
Cape Cod National Seashore
Rebecca Nurse House, Danvers, Massachusetts
Heritage Foundation, Deerfield, Massachusetts
Old Ship Church, Hingham, Massachusetts
John Whipple House, Ipswich, Massachusetts
Provincetown Fishermen's Cooperative, Massachusetts
Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts
Parson Capen House, Topsfield, Massachusetts
Intervale Farm, Westhampton, Massachusetts
Old Newgate Gaol, Connecticut
The Brick Meeting House, Calvert, Maryland
Newcastle, Delaware
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Middle Temple Hall, London
Tower of London
Groton and Lavenham, Suffolk, England

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