American Revolution Podcast
ARP205 Congress Enters 1779

ARP205 Congress Enters 1779

June 13, 2021

A frustrated President Henry Laurens resigns.  Congress elects John Jay to run Congress.  It also investigates General William Thompson for allegedly bad mouthing Congress. The session is also filled with efforts to deal with the growing debt and related inflation of the Continental Dollar.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: John Jay: Founding Father, by Walter Stahr.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Resignation of Henry Laurens: https://archive.org/details/jstor-20083317

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ARP204 British Capture Savannah

ARP204 British Capture Savannah

June 6, 2021

Britain sends a force under Colonel John Campbell to take Savannah, Georgia.  A small defensive force under General Robert Howe attempts a defense but is easily out maneuvered.

 

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Southern Strategy: Britain’s Conquest of South Carolina and Georgia 1775-1780, By David K Wilson

Online Recommendation of the Week: Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneill; sometime prisoner of war in the jail at Concord, Massachusetts, By Charles Walcott, 1899: https://archive.org/details/sirarchibaldcamp00walc

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ARP203 St Lucia and Dominica

ARP203 St Lucia and Dominica

May 30, 2021

Late in 1778, Both France and Britain look for vulnerable islands in the West Indies. France captures the British Island of Dominica   Britain captures St. Lucia before a the French fleet arrives from America.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The American Revolution and the West Indies, by Charles W. Toth (ed) (or borrow the book for free on Archive.org).

Online Recommendation of the Week: Founder of the day: founderoftheday.com, also FOTD Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ3Gi2ZE_1piyX4aZ83cLbg

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ARP202 Cherry Valley Massacre

ARP202 Cherry Valley Massacre

May 23, 2021

In the fall of 1778, Americans attack Indian villages at Unadilla and Onaquaga in upstate New York.  In response, Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant and Major Walter Butler of Butler's Rangers attack the Americans at Cherry Valley, NY.  They slaughter men, women, and children.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Iroquois in the American Revolution, by Barbara Graymont (or borrow the book for free on Archive.org).

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Old New York Frontier, by Francis Whiting Halsey https://archive.org/details/oldnewyorkfronti01hals

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ARP201 Treason in Philadelphia

ARP201 Treason in Philadelphia

May 16, 2021

General Benedict Arnold struggles as military governor of Philadelphia.  Radicals attack him for profiting from his office and for consorting with loyalists.  Radicals execute collaborators while Arnold attempts to bring the city back together.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Tom Paine and Revolutionary America, by Eric Foner.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Edward Shippen Family: A Search for Stability in Revolutionary Pennsylvania, by Kenneth Kimsey: https://repository.arizona.edu/bitstream/handle/10150/565282/AZU_TD_BOX104_E9791_1973_325.pdf 
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AR-SP09 Valcour, with Jack Kelly

AR-SP09 Valcour, with Jack Kelly

May 13, 2021

Jack Kelly, author of Valcour: The 1776 Campaign that Saved the Cause of Liberty, discusses the topic of his new book.

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ARP200 Culper Spy Ring

ARP200 Culper Spy Ring

May 9, 2021

General Washington develops a spy ring in British-occupied New York to provide the Continental Army with intelligence on the enemy.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring, by Alex Rose

Online Recommendation of the Week: Based on a True Story Podcast, Ep. 139 How does the show Turn! compare with actual events? https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/139-turn-washingtons-spies-with-michael-troy

 

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ARP199 Little Egg Harbor & Pulaski’s Legion

ARP199 Little Egg Harbor & Pulaski’s Legion

May 2, 2021

As Admiral Richard Howe prepares to return to London, General Henry Clinton deploys a small fleet under Captain Patrick Ferguson to wipe out a "nest of pirates" at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

General Casimir Pulaski, who has assembled his legion, marches to Little Egg Harbor to defend against the raid.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Casimir Pulaski: Cavalry Commander of the American Revolution, by Francis C. Kajencki.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Biographical sketch: or, Memoir of Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Ferguson, by Adam Ferguson: https://archive.org/details/biographicalsket00ferg

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ARP198 Raid on Old Tappan

ARP198 Raid on Old Tappan

April 25, 2021

1778: The British Army in New York City launches raids against the Continentals and into New Jersey before much of the army must leave for other parts of the British Empire.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Grand Forage 1778, The Battleground Around New York City, by Todd Braisted.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Muh-he-ka-ne-ok, a History of the Stockbridge Nation, by J.N. Davidson. https://archive.org/details/muhhekaneokhisto00davi

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ARP197 Cobleskill & German Flatts

ARP197 Cobleskill & German Flatts

April 18, 2021

British Canada gets a new military commander.  Native warriors and loyalist militia step up their raids into northern New York in an attempt to reclaim the area for the King.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Joseph Brant, 1743-1807, Man of Two Worlds, by Isabel Thompson Kelsay.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Story of Butler's Rangers and the Settlement of Niagara, by Earnest A. Cruikshank: https://archive.org/details/StoryOfButlersRangersAndTheSettlementOfNiagra

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