American Revolution Podcast
ARP210 Fort Vincennes

ARP210 Fort Vincennes

July 25, 2021

Over 1778-79, British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton attempts to secure the Illinois Territory for Britain and encourages Indian attacks on Virginia settlers in Kentucky.  In early 1779, Virginia Colonel George Rogers Clark captures the key forts in the region and takes Governor Hamilton as a prisoner.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: George Rogers Clark: I Glory in War, by William R. Nester.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Conquest of the country northwest of the river Ohio, 1778-1783: and, life of Gen. George Rogers Clark, by William H. English:

Vol. 1 https://archive.org/details/conquestcountry02englgoog

Vol. 2 https://archive.org/details/conquestofcountr6308engl

 

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ARP209 Arnold and the Radicals

ARP209 Arnold and the Radicals

July 18, 2021

Pennsylvania's new President Joseph Reed targets the military governor in Philadelphia, Benedict Arnold, for corruption and for siding with the city's Tories.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: Benedict Arnold in Philadelphia, by Ray Thompson.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Betsy Dublois: The Girl Who Got Away from Benedict Arnold: https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/betsy-deblois-girl-got-away-benedict-arnold

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ARP208 Fort Morris & Augusta

ARP208 Fort Morris & Augusta

July 11, 2021

With Savannah already secured by the end of 1778, the British under General Augustine Prévost capture Fort Morris just south of Savannah.  They then move inland to occupy Augusta, while keeping the Continental Army under General Benjamin Lincoln across the border in South Carolina.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: Savannah, 1779 The British Turn South, by Scott Martin and Bernard Harris, 2017.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The History of Georgia, Vol. 2, by Charles C. Jones ,1883: https://archive.org/details/historyofgeorgia02jone_0

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AR-SP11 Independence Day Live

AR-SP11 Independence Day Live

July 4, 2021

I discuss the events leading up to independence, how the colonies made that dangerous leap to fight for independence.

I also speak with Jason Mandresh of "Founder of the Day" founderoftheday.com or  https://www.youtube.com/founderoftheday  and Lee Wright from History Camp historycamp.org or thehistorylist.com.

Also mentioned, interesting Revolutionary War-themed tours

  • Culper Tri-Spy Tours http://www.culper.com
  • Kyle Jenks - Join Kyle and Dana as James and Dolley Madison for this leisurely stroll around their Society Hill neighborhood. The couple will share their experiences during the 1790’s when the country was still finding its footing while simultaneously expressing a lively social scene.
    The tour will pass by homes of prominent Philadelphians who were known to the Madisons as well as their own Spruce Street home. (Not open to the public.)
    Tour length: Approximately 120 minutes.
    We will gather at City Tavern at the corner of 2nd and Walnut Street, stroll the neighborhood and circle back to end at City Tavern. 
    For pricing, scheduling and other questions e-mail: Kyle Jenks at Jaktar773@aol.com
  • Fort Stanwix https://www.nps.gov/fost/index.htm
  • Fort Plain Conference American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference Aug. 6-8, 2021 https://fortplainmuseum.org/conference
  • Boston 1775 blog with J.L. Bell http://boston1775.blogspot.com
  • Patriot Tours NYC
History Camp America on July 10, including . . .
Note: Registration closes at midnight (Eastern) July 8

 

ARP207 British Opposition & French Distraction

ARP207 British Opposition & French Distraction

June 27, 2021

The North Ministry faces increase opposition in 1779 as more members of Parliament favor American independence.  Meanwhile, France must put a stop to the War of Bavarian Succession so that in could focus on the war with Britain.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785, by Don Cook (or borrow for free on archive.org).

Joseph II and Bavaria : Two Eighteenth Century Attempts at German Unification, by Paul P Bernard (or borrow for free on archive.org).

Online Recommendation of the Week: Memoirs of the Marquis of Rockingham and his Contemporaries. by George Keppel, Earl of Albemarle, Vol. 1  & Vol. 2 

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AR-SP10 Lindsay Chervinsky - The Cabinet

AR-SP10 Lindsay Chervinsky - The Cabinet

June 24, 2021

Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky, author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, discusses the first Administration and how President Washington came to use his Cabinet.

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ARP206 George Washington in Philadelphia

ARP206 George Washington in Philadelphia

June 20, 2021

The Commander of the Continental Army leaves for Philadelphia in December 1778 to confer with Congress.  His plans to stay for only a few days drags into well over a month as events keep him occupied in the city.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Washington, the Indispensable Man, by James Flexner

Online Recommendation of the Week: Itinerary of George Washington, from June 15, 1775, to December 23, 1783 https://archive.org/details/itineraryofgener01bake

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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 Archibald 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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