American Revolution Podcast

ARP219 Turning General Arnold

September 26, 2021

Over much of 1779 General Arnold struggles to pay his debts, as well as keeping his new trophy wife in style.  At the same time, a court martial to settle the charges against him keep being delayed.

While Arnold struggles, British agents approach him with offers of money if he would assist in bringing the colonies back under royal authority.  Arnold opens up negotiations with Major John André.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: Secret history of the American Revolution: an account of the conspiracies of Benedict Arnold and numerous others, by Carl Van Doren (or borrow on archive.org).

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