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American Ride

American Ride

117 Episodes

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Ride on the back of a Harley-Davidson with America's history teacher, Stan Ellsworth. Discover more about the history and future of our great nation, meet people across the country who believe in freedom, and find out more about American culture and people.

Schedule: American Ride

Wolf Pack/Shadow War

Wolf Pack/Shadow War

German U-Boats prowl our eastern seaboard. German spies come ashore to destroy the American war effort. The Battle for...

Sand, Surf, and Celebration: Miami

Sand, Surf, and Celebration: Miami

Explore Florida's obsession with youth from Juan Ponce de León and his famous fountain to the celebration that is Miami....

Southern Belles: Charleston and Savannah

Southern Belles: Charleston and Savannah

Two colonies started with hope and promise, went through dark days, and reemerged as cities of light. Ride with Stan...

Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains

From the Asheville, North Carolina, through the Smoky Mountains to Gatlinburg, explore the settlers, the music, and the...

Land of the Conquistadores: La Florida

Land of the Conquistadores: La Florida

The conquest of Florida takes you from the early days of the Spanish conquistadores to Henry Flagler and his Over-Sea...

Sacred Honor

Sacred Honor

After Pearl Harbor, Japanese born American citizens, now viewed as the enemy, were moved into internment camps. Yet...

Legends and Legacy: The Salem Witch Trials

Legends and Legacy: The Salem Witch Trials

Discover the truth about a time of intolerance in the Massachusetts community. Much has been made of the myth and legend...

Terrible Swift Sword

Terrible Swift Sword

The United States is once again ensnarled in a world war. Generals Marshall, Eisenhower, and Patton lead American...

Overlord

Overlord

D-Day, the Great Invasion, the Longest Day--call it what you will, but the Allied invasion of France on the beaches of...

Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific

Facing fierce resistance, Americans take the war to the Japanese. Allied Forces "island hop" across the South Pacific,...

On to Victory

On to Victory

In Europe, Allied successes in the summer of '44 are followed by big trouble in the fall. A series of military setbacks...

Legends and Legacy--Part 1: American Pirates

Legends and Legacy--Part 1: American Pirates

Discover the reality of the American pirate. Were they profiteers, privateers, or patriots? Learn the truth about the...

Liberty: The Hope of Every Human Heart

Liberty: The Hope of Every Human Heart

From the beginning of America, the spirit of freedom has spread throughout the world. Liberty has been our birthright,...

Baltimore: The Star-Spangled City

Baltimore: The Star-Spangled City

Baltimore is an all-American town and the home of Old Glory. The "Charm City" represents its best in the blue-collar...

Pennsylvania: Home of Religious Tolerance

Pennsylvania: Home of Religious Tolerance

From the creation of the colony, William Penn hoped to create a society that was accepting of everyone. Learn how an age...

Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor

The war in the Pacific rages on, but the price in lives is going up. Will the Strategic Bombing Campaign force a...

Nantucket: Children of the Sea

Nantucket: Children of the Sea

Nantucket is America’s outpost against the Atlantic. The people of Nantucket have weathered fierce storms and rugged...

Cost of Victory

Cost of Victory

August 1945--the world is changed forever as the beginning of the Atomic age ends the war. The horrors of the Holocaust...

The New World

The New World

From the Renaissance to the Reformation and colonization, meet pioneers in science, religion, and exploration that paved...

Seeds of Independence

Seeds of Independence

Discover George Washington and his experience with the French and Indian War. Then, find out what happened when the...

Atlanta: City of Dreams

Atlanta: City of Dreams

If it weren't for Atlanta, Georgia--the boyhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--there may never have been a Selma or...

Kentucky Thunder

Kentucky Thunder

The home of the world famous Kentucky Horse Park—the place for all things horse—is set deep in the rolling hills of...

Trigger of the Revolution

Trigger of the Revolution

See what happens when pilgrims tire of oppression and seek religious freedom. And, Sam Adams, John Adams, and John...

The Die Has Now Been Cast

The Die Has Now Been Cast

Find out what happens when the fervor for a revolution is fueled by Paul Revere´s famous ride, the Boston Tea Party, and...

Miracle of Ticonderoga

Miracle of Ticonderoga

The Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. Emotions run high as General Ethan Allen is deployed to deal with...

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

See what happens when the Second Continental Congress votes to create a document that will declare to the world that...

Music City

Music City

Throughout her history, Nashville has been many things; she has been a hunting camp, the last outpost, and a gateway to...

Ol' Man River

Ol' Man River

There was a time when the riverboat was the backbone of American transit and trade in Memphis, Tennessee. In those days,...

Miracle at New York

Miracle at New York

When General Howe brings an invasion to the battle of Brooklyn Heights, Washington's miraculous retreat to Manhattan...

The Crisis

The Crisis

Washington does the unthinkable when he crosses the frozen Delaware for surprise attacks that will keep the patriot...

The Battle of Saratoga

The Battle of Saratoga

The great American victory at Saratoga makes France an ally of the new United States and turns the revolution into a...

Refiner's Fire

Refiner's Fire

George Washington and the Continental Army endure the harsh winter at Valley Forge.