Eighteenth century diaries, letters and speeches are used in this six-part series, a history of the founding of the United States as an independent nation. British military defeats are highlighted in "The World Turned Upside Down". "Are We to Be a Nation?" looks at the political difficulties which led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Produced and directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer; written by Ronald Blummer. Narrator Edward Herrmann. Stars Colm Feore, Daniel Gerroll, Steph en Lang, Jefferson Mays. See also vhs, AT # 83838. Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. Closed captioned.