Liberty's Kids

Season 1 Episode 35

James Armistead

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Aired Unknown Jan 23, 2003 on PBS
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The Americans send out James Armistead, a slave, to spy on the British by pretending to be Benedict Arnold's slave. He finds out that Cato, Moses' brother is a British slave. The British ask James to spy on the Americans the same way he is spying on them.moreless

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      • On August 13, 2004, this was the last Liberty's Kids episode to air on WHYY in Philadelphia, five shows short of the series' finale. Chalk it up to a bad signing of the contracts.

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      • HISTORICAL CONTENT: Virginia slave James Armistead joins Lafayette and spies on Benedict Arnold. Then, working as a double agent, Armistead provides false information to British General Cornwallis. With news that de Grasse's French fleet is headed for Chesapeake Bay, Washington abandons plans to attack New York. His Excellency resolves to move his troops to Virginia to join with the French fleet and trap Cornwallis in Yorktown.

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