In our country’s mythic past, the city of Boston shines as a beacon of freedom and resister of tyranny. This A&E Special uncovers the hidden history of America’s first city. Founded on a promise, Boston symbolizes Yankee strength and hard work in the wilderness of the New World. A “city upon a hill,” in first governor John Winthrop’s memorable words. Distributed by A&E Television Networks. (87 minutes)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a commanding figure in the cultural life of nineteenth-century America. Born in Portland, Maine, in 1807, he became a national literary figure by the 1850s, and a world- famous personality by the time of his death in 1882.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and writer who was revered for his lyric poetry, which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became one of the most popular American poets of his day and had much success overseas.