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ARP227 Fort Laurens

ARP227 Fort Laurens

November 28, 2021

The Continentals attempt to establish a fort in the Ohio region over the winter of 1778-79.  Local tribes are unhappy with the deal and after a brief siege, force the Americans to withdraw back to Fort Pitt.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: Fort Laurens, 1778-1779: The Revolutionary War in Ohio, by James B. Gidney & Thomas I. Pieper 

Online Recommendation of the Week: History of the Girtys: being a concise account of the Girty brothers--Thomas, Simon, James and George, and of their half-brother John Turner: https://archive.org/details/historyofgirtysb00butt

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ARP226 Tryon Raids Connecticut, 1779

ARP226 Tryon Raids Connecticut, 1779

November 21, 2021

British General William Tryon launches a series of coastal raids in Connecticut, attacking New Haven, Fairfield, and Norwalk.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: William Tryon and the Course of Empire: A Life in British Imperial Service, by Paul David Nelson 

Online Recommendation of the Week: The British Invasion of New Haven, Connecticut, together with some account of their landing and burning the towns of Fairfield and Norwalk, July, 1779: https://archive.org/details/britishinvasiono00towniala

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AR-SP14 Joseph Ellis - The Cause

AR-SP14 Joseph Ellis - The Cause

November 18, 2021

I speak with award winning author Joseph Ellis about his new book, The Cause: the American Revolution and its Discontents 1773-1783.

 

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Book: The Cause: the American Revolution and its Discontents 1773-1783.

Online: https://www.josephellishistorian.com

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ARP225 Stony Point

ARP225 Stony Point

November 14, 2021

The British in New York capture Stony Point, threatening the Americans as West Point.  After careful reconnaissance, General Anthony Wayne leads a surprise night attack to retake the point in July 1779.  The Americans then withdraw with prisoners and the fort's contents, and allow the British to reclaim the point.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: "Men who are Determined to be Free": The American Assault on Stony Point, 15 July 1779, by David C. Bonk.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Storming of Stony Point on the Hudson, July 15, 1779, its importance in the light of unpublished documents,
by Henry Johnston: https://archive.org/details/stormingofstony00john

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ARP224 St Vincent & Grenada

ARP224 St Vincent & Grenada

November 7, 2021

When the British Fleet in the West Indies moves to protect a Merchant fleet, the French take advantage of the moment to capture the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean, by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

Online Recommendation of the Week: Mahan, Alfred Thayer Major Operations of the Royal Navy, 1762-1783. https://archive.org/details/majoroperationso00maha 

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ARP223 Stono Ferry

ARP223 Stono Ferry

October 31, 2021

As the British withdraw from Charleston back to Savannah in 1779, the Continentals and militia under General Benjamin Lincoln attack the rearguard at Stono Ferry.  Royal Governor James Wright returns to Georgia.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: Revolutionary Surgeons: Patriots and Loyalists on the Cutting Edge, by Per-Olof Hasselgren 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Barnwell, Robert Woodward Loyalism in South Carolina, 1765-1785, Duke Univ. Thesis, 1941: https://archive.org/details/loyalisminsouthc0000barn

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Live Special Episode from Liberty & Co. in Quakertown, PA.

Live Special Episode from Liberty & Co. in Quakertown, PA.

October 24, 2021

The American Revolution Podcast was recorded live onsite in Quakertown at the grand opening of the new Liberty & Co Store.

We discuss local history, including the Walking Purchase, smuggling the liberty Bell, the Doan Gang, and Fries Rebellion.

 

ARP222 Congress 1779 - Mo Money, Mo Problems

ARP222 Congress 1779 - Mo Money, Mo Problems

October 17, 2021

The Continental Congress uses 1779 to debate the terms of a peace treaty or compensation for the army.  They have difficulty reaching any consensus.  At the same time, Congress continues to emit paper Continental dollars which no one wants to accept.  The ensuing inflation threatens to bring down the economy and the war effort.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution, by Woody Holton.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment, 2013: https://www.eh.net/eha/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Grubb.pdf

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AR-SP12 Nathaniel Philbrick - Travels with George

AR-SP12 Nathaniel Philbrick - Travels with George

October 14, 2021

Interview with award winning author Nathaniel Philbrick.  We discuss his new book, Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy.

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Book: Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy, by Nathaniel Philbrick.

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ARP221 Collier-Mathew Raids

ARP221 Collier-Mathew Raids

October 10, 2021

Seeking to destroy Continental supplies, the British under Naval Captain George Collier and Army General Edward Mathew attack the Chesapeake Bay area in spring 1779. Shortly after the raids, Thomas Jefferson replaces Patrick Henry as governor of Virginia.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation, by Harlow Giles Unger

Online Recommendation of the Week: Jefferson, Thomas as Governor of Virginia: https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/jefferson-thomas-as-governor-of-virginia

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