Part two of the BBC documentary, "America: Laboratory of Democracy."
An examination of the origins and challenges of America's democratic system.
This hour explores the history of uprisings and insurgencies in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to the anti-slavery movement, the civil rights movement, the labor movement and the recent Tea Party movement, insurgents on the left and the right drew inspiration from our founding documents.
The documentary was produced for the BBC by Cambridge University American history professor Gary Gerstle.
To listen to the program, click the audio player above.