Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution
E36: John McCurdy: Quarters: The Accomodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution

E36: John McCurdy: Quarters: The Accomodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution

October 12, 2019

This week our guest is author and professor John G. McCurdy. Considered a pivotal moment in the building drama of the American Revolution, the Quartering Act stands as a controversial flashpoint of imperial authority. In his new book, McCurdy argues that the act of quartering had been a regular part of American life, and still shapes America's present understanding of privacy, personal and government space. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E35: Gabriel Neville: The Clove Road

E35: Gabriel Neville: The Clove Road

October 5, 2019

This week our guest is JAR contributor Gabriel Neville. Connecting northern New Jersey and New York, the passage known as "The Clove Road" played a vital role in deciding the fate of the American Revolution. While its importance during the war is undisputed, its modern condition is fading quickly, and preservation is critical. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E34: Mark Edward Lender: Cabal: The Plot Against General Washington

E34: Mark Edward Lender: Cabal: The Plot Against General Washington

September 28, 2019

This week our guest is Mark Edward Lender, author of the new book Cabal: The Plot Against General Washington. In 1777 doubt was cast over the Revolutionary cause and a whisper campaign was launched against General George Washington. Highlighting the successes of General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, many in Congress conspired to replace him as the head of the Continental Army. After a period of high stakes intrigue, Washington retained his command. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E33: James Fichter: The Tea that Survived the Boston Tea Party

E33: James Fichter: The Tea that Survived the Boston Tea Party

September 21, 2019

This week our guest is University of Hong Kong professor James Fichter. In 1773, Patriot supporters famously destroyed 300 chests of tea in Boston Harbor. Though the event would be a symbolic flashpoint in the Revolutionary Era, few question what happened to the remainder of the tea that made the trans-Atlantic voyage. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E32: Gene Procknow: The Parallel Lives of Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss

E32: Gene Procknow: The Parallel Lives of Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss

September 14, 2019

This week our guest is JAR contributor Gene Procknow. Although he is considered the quintessential American turncoat, the life of Benedict Arnold is not without parallel. On this episode we compare the lives of Benedict Arnold and British officer James Wemyss. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E31: Jason Yonce: The Annapolis Convention

E31: Jason Yonce: The Annapolis Convention

September 7, 2019

This week our guest is JAR Contributor Jason Yonce. Often regarded as an abortive meeting, the Annapolis Convention has proven to be a meaningful step in the larger process leading the creation of the US Constitution. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E30: John Buchanan: The Road to Charleston

E30: John Buchanan: The Road to Charleston

August 31, 2019

This week our guest is acclaimed author John "Jack" Buchanan, author of the new book The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E29: Joseph E. Wroblewski: The Queen’s Rangers

E29: Joseph E. Wroblewski: The Queen’s Rangers

August 24, 2019

This week our guest is Dr. Joseph E. Wroblewski. Throughout the states of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey loyal Americans joined the ranks of the British Empire. One of these famed units was the Queen's Rangers. Formerly known as the famed "Rogers' Rangers" in the Seven Years War, this unit continued its service well into the American Revolution under a new moniker. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E28: Rick Atkinson: The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton

E28: Rick Atkinson: The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton

August 18, 2019

This week our guest is Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson. As book one of a three book trilogy, "The British Are Coming" is a long-awaited foray into the earliest years of the American Revolution. On this episode Rick Atkinson discusses the war, the young nation, its greatest leaders, and why he believes that now is the right time to revisit the American Revolution. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E27: JL Bell: Myths and Legends of the Declaration of Independence

E27: JL Bell: Myths and Legends of the Declaration of Independence

August 11, 2019

This week our guest is author JL Bell. Since July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence has been surrounded by larger-than-life characters, with even larger-than-life stories. JL Bell separates fact from fiction in his latest article. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.