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ARP191 Alligator Bridge

ARP191 Alligator Bridge

March 7, 2021

General Robert Howe struggles his own subordinates Continental officers, State leaders, and militia, in addition to the enemy as he attempts to secure Georgia and fend off threats from British-held Florida.  His command leads to a duel with South Carolina Lt. Gov. Christopher Gadsden.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The King's Ranger: Thomas Brown and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier, by Edward J. Cashin 

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Fourteenth Colony: Florida and the American Revolution in the South, University of Florida: unpublished doctoral dissertation, 2011, by Roger C. Smith: http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/E0/04/27/45/00001/smith_r.pdf

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ARP190 French Arrive in America

ARP190 French Arrive in America

February 28, 2021

In July 1778, the first French fleet sails into Delaware Bay.  It drops off the new French Minister, Conrad Alexandre Gerard, as well as returning diplomat Silas Deane.  Congress receives the French delegation in the newly recaptured capital of Philadelphia.  Admiral d'Estaing sails to New York Harbor to confront the British Navy.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Minister from France: Conrad-Alexandre Gerard, 1729-1790, by Ruth Strong Hudson.

Online Recommendation of the Week: France and the American Revolution, by James Breck Perkins: https://archive.org/details/franceinamerica00perk

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ARP189 Battle of Monmouth

ARP189 Battle of Monmouth

February 21, 2021

In late June 1778, the British Army halts its retreat from Philadelphia to New York to confront the pursuing Continentals.  General Charles Lee begins a retreat i the face of the British assault.  General Washington arrives on the field to turn around the army and force the British from the field.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle, by Lender & Stone

Online Recommendation of the Week: Mark Lender and Christian McBurney discuss Monmouth on History Author Talks: https://youtu.be/xmfUau-lFHA

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AR-SP07 Larry Kidder - Revolutionary Princeton

AR-SP07 Larry Kidder - Revolutionary Princeton

February 18, 2021

William "Larry" Kidder, author of the book Revolutionary Princeton 1774-1783, talks about life in Princeton, New Jersey during the American Revolution.

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ARP188 Pursuit Across New Jersey

ARP188 Pursuit Across New Jersey

February 14, 2021

After the British evacuation of Philadelphia in the summer of 1778, the Continental Army crosses into New Jersey to confront the British before they can reach New York City.

 

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Book Recommendation of the Week: A Handsome Flogging: The Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778, by William R. Griffith

Online Recommendation of the Week: https://EmergingRevolutionaryWar.com

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ARP187 Evacuation of Philadelphia

ARP187 Evacuation of Philadelphia

February 7, 2021

The British Army evacuates Philadelphia on June 18, 1778, abandoning many  loyalist residents, and a city devastated by nearly nine months of occupation.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Revolutionary Princeton 1774-1783, by William L. Kidder

Online Recommendation of the Week: Assessment of Damages Done by the British Troops during the Occupation of Philadelphia, 1777-1778 https://archive.org/details/jstor-20085980

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ARP186 Carlisle Peace Commission

ARP186 Carlisle Peace Commission

January 31, 2021

The loss at Saratoga and France's entry into the war prompts British leaders to repeal all offensive laws and send a new peace commission to America, ready to concede anything, short of full independence.

By this time, however, the Americans are unwilling to accept anything less than independence.  Despites months of attempted negotiation, the Commission fails to end the war.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes, by Christopher Hibbert.

Online Recommendation of the Week: 

Savage, John T. Britain’s Conciliatory Proposal of 1778: A Study in Futility, Univ. of Richmond, (Master’s Thesis) 1968: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1906&context=masters-theses

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ARP185 Mount Hope Bay Raids

ARP185 Mount Hope Bay Raids

January 24, 2021

British General Robert Pigot, in command of the British garrison at Newport, deploys several raiding parties in the region to destroy American efforts to launch an attack on Newport.  The British raid Warren and Bristol, Rhode Island, as well as Freetown, Massachusetts.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: A Dependent People: Newport, Rhode Island, in the Revolutionary Era, By Elaine F. Crane.

Online Recommendation of the Week:  Hearts and Minds: The Political and Military Effectiveness of the Rhode Island Militia in the American Revolution: https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA252300

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AR-SP06 David Price John Haslet’s World

AR-SP06 David Price John Haslet’s World

January 21, 2021

Interview with author David Price about his new book: John Haslet's World

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ARP184 Mischianza and Barren Hill

ARP184 Mischianza and Barren Hill

January 17, 2021

Lafayette leaps ahead of other generals to take a division command in the spring of 1778.  The British throw a massive party for the departing General Howe in Philadelphia.  Following the party, the British learn that Lafayette has crossed the Schuylkill near Philadelphia.  They mobilize the regulars and Hessians to capture the young general, but Lafayette eludes capture.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: With the British Army in Philadelphia, 1777-1778, by John W. Jackson

Online Recommendation of the Week:  Strictures on the Philadelphia Mischianza or triumph upon leaving America unconquered, by Israel Mauduit: https://archive.org/details/stricturesonphil00maud

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