American Revolution Podcast

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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