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A chronological history of the Revolutionary War era.

A chronological history of the Revolutionary War era.

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A chronological history of the Revolutionary War era.

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ARP205 Congress Enters 1779

6/13/2021
A frustrated President Henry Laurens resigns. Congress elects John Jay to run Congress. It also investigates General William Thompson for allegedly bad mouthing Congress. The session is also filled with efforts to deal with the growing debt and related inflation of the Continental Dollar. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: John Jay: Founding Father, by Walter Stahr. Online Recommendation...

Duration:00:33:44

ARP204 British Capture Savannah

6/6/2021
Britain sends a force under Colonel John Campbell to take Savannah, Georgia. A small defensive force under General Robert Howe attempts a defense but is easily out maneuvered. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: The Southern Strategy: Britain’s Conquest of South Carolina and Georgia 1775-1780, By David K Wilson Online Recommendation of the Week: Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneill;...

Duration:00:31:31

ARP203 St Lucia and Dominica

5/30/2021
Late in 1778, Both France and Britain look for vulnerable islands in the West Indies. France captures the British Island of Dominica Britain captures St. Lucia before a the French fleet arrives from America. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: The American Revolution and the West Indies, by Charles W. Toth (ed) (or borrow the book for free on Archive.org). Online Recommendation of the...

Duration:00:30:37

ARP202 Cherry Valley Massacre

5/23/2021
In the fall of 1778, Americans attack Indian villages at Unadilla and Onaquaga in upstate New York. In response, Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant and Major Walter Butler of Butler's Rangers attack the Americans at Cherry Valley, NY. They slaughter men, women, and children. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: The Iroquois in the American Revolution, by Barbara Graymont (or borrow the book for free...

Duration:00:30:25

ARP201 Treason in Philadelphia

5/16/2021
General Benedict Arnold struggles as military governor of Philadelphia. Radicals attack him for profiting from his office and for consorting with loyalists. Radicals execute collaborators while Arnold attempts to bring the city back together. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: Tom Paine and Revolutionary America, by Eric Foner. Online Recommendation of the Week: The Edward Shippen...

Duration:00:32:09

AR-SP09 Valcour, with Jack Kelly

5/13/2021
Jack Kelly, author of Valcour: The 1776 Campaign that Saved the Cause of Liberty, discusses the topic of his new book. Visit my blog at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for a complete transcript as well as links to other works by the author. Follow the podcast on Twitter @AmRevPodcast Join the Facebook group, American Revolution Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/132651894048271 Join the podcast mail list:...

Duration:00:46:41

ARP200 Culper Spy Ring

5/9/2021
General Washington develops a spy ring in British-occupied New York to provide the Continental Army with intelligence on the enemy. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring, by Alex Rose Online Recommendation of the Week: Based on a True Story Podcast, Ep. 139 How does the show Turn! compare with actual events?...

Duration:00:29:09

ARP199 Little Egg Harbor & Pulaski's Legion

5/2/2021
As Admiral Richard Howe prepares to return to London, General Henry Clinton deploys a small fleet under Captain Patrick Ferguson to wipe out a "nest of pirates" at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. General Casimir Pulaski, who has assembled his legion, marches to Little Egg Harbor to defend against the raid. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: Casimir Pulaski: Cavalry Commander of the...

Duration:00:32:04

ARP198 Raid on Old Tappan

4/25/2021
1778: The British Army in New York City launches raids against the Continentals and into New Jersey before much of the army must leave for other parts of the British Empire. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: Grand Forage 1778, The Battleground Around New York City, by Todd Braisted. Online Recommendation of the Week: Muh-he-ka-ne-ok, a History of the Stockbridge Nation, by J.N....

Duration:00:29:21

ARP197 Cobleskill & German Flatts

4/18/2021
British Canada gets a new military commander. Native warriors and loyalist militia step up their raids into northern New York in an attempt to reclaim the area for the King. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: Joseph Brant, 1743-1807, Man of Two Worlds, by Isabel Thompson Kelsay. Online Recommendation of the Week: The Story of Butler's Rangers and the Settlement of Niagara, by Earnest A....

Duration:00:30:44

ARP196 Rhode Island Campaign

4/11/2021
The Continental Army, backed by New England militia, attempts to capture the British garrison at Newport. The French Navy agrees to secure the waters around the island and contribute to the assault. After a storm damages the French fleet and a British relief fleet is sighted, the French sail for Boston. The Americans must retreat from the island before they are surrounded. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book...

Duration:00:30:15

ARP195 Courts Martial of Lee St Clair and Schuyler

4/4/2021
In the late summer and fall of 1778, the Continental army holds inquiries into the leadership abilities of three of its top major generals: Charles Lee, Arthur St. Clair, and Phillip Schuyler. A fourth General, Thomas Mifflin, resigns. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: George Washington's Nemesis: The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court-Martial of Major General Charles Lee during the...

Duration:00:29:45

ARP194 Battle of Ushant

3/28/2021
British Admiral Augustus Keppel and French Admiral Louis Guillouet, the comte d'Orvilliers lead fleets into the Atlantic. Each hope to destroy the other's fleet. After a relatively inconclusive battle at sea both battered fleets return to port. Disputes between top officers end careers on both sides. British Admirals Keppel and Palliser create a rift that divides naval officers and political leaders for a generation. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures,...

Duration:00:32:39

ARP193 Silas Deane Hearings

3/21/2021
After receiving a vague letter from Congress recalling him in spring 1778, Silas Deane returned to Philadelphia. He sailed aboard the French fleet and having successfully finalized the Treaties of Amity and Commerce. Upon his arrival, the Continental Congress kept him waiting for months while circulating rumors about accusations against him. After months of waiting and not being allowed to leave Philadelphia, Deane published an angry article in the newspapers. This only resulted in a messy...

Duration:00:32:13

AR-SP08 David Stewart: George Washington

3/18/2021
Interview with author David O. Steward about his new book: George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father. We discuss George Washington the politician, and how his political skills grew over his life. Visit my blog at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for a complete transcript as well as links to other works by the author. Follow the podcast on Twitter @AmRevPodcast Join the Facebook group, American Revolution Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/132651894048271 Join...

Duration:00:47:05

ARP192 The Wyoming Valley Massacre

3/14/2021
Colonel John Butler leads Butler's Rangers, along with various Iroquois warriors to the Wyoming Valley in what is today northeastern Pennsylvania. At the time, the land was disputed between Connecticut Yankees who supported the patriots and Pennsylvania Pennamites who backed the loyalists. With local Pennamite support, Colonel John Butler captures a Patriot fort. An opposing patriot force led by Colonel Zebulon Butler (no relation) attacks the invaders. The attacking patriots are quickly...

Duration:00:29:55

ARP191 Alligator Bridge

3/7/2021
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. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: The King's Ranger: Thomas Brown and the American Revolution on the...

Duration:00:31:10

ARP190 French Arrive in America

2/28/2021
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. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: The Minister from France:...

Duration:00:29:06

ARP189 Battle of Monmouth

2/21/2021
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. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic. Book Recommendation of the Week: Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and...

Duration:00:31:29

AR-SP07 Larry Kidder - Revolutionary Princeton

2/18/2021
William "Larry" Kidder, author of the book Revolutionary Princeton 1774-1783, talks about life in Princeton, New Jersey during the American Revolution. Visit my site at https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for a complete transcript as well as links to other works by the author. Follow the podcast on Twitter @AmRevPodcast Join the Facebook group, American Revolution Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/132651894048271 Join the podcast mail list:...

Duration:01:00:36