American Revolution Podcast

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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