RUM: AMERICA’S SPIRIT FOR LIBERTY is a 90-minute documentary film on the economic causes and moral conflicts in the founding of the United States. At the center of the story is rum, colonial America’s second largest manufactured product. If England’s taxation and unjust persecution of the rum trade represented a violation of the colonist’s inalienable rights, how could colonists justify enslaving Africans with rum as the currency? Rum: America’s Spirit for Liberty explores this conflict.

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