Monthly Archives: January 2015

History Channel’s “Sons of Liberty” vs. Reality

History Channel’s “Sons of Liberty” was an excellent opportunity to tell the tale of the events that drove Massachusetts against the crown, setting the stage for independence. Unfortunately, it is a highly fictionalized account that gets much wrong. It is filled with myths, dramatized character assassinations, false hyperbole, and relevant omissions. Ultimately, it is a program that seems to provide entertainment rather than to shed light on important historical events.

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