Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution
E68: Lindsay M. Chervinsky: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

E68: Lindsay M. Chervinsky: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

May 30, 2020

This week our guest is White House historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky. During George Washington’s first term, there was no blue print and little in the way of Constitutional precedent. Despite these problems, our first president managed to establish one of the most sacred of all presidential institutions: the cabinet. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E67: Matthew Reardon: The Whaleboat Wars on the Connecticut River

E67: Matthew Reardon: The Whaleboat Wars on the Connecticut River

May 23, 2020

This week our guest is JAR Contributor Matthew Reardon. Although the Treaty of Paris was being signed in 1782, the war continued in the American Colonies. Since 1776, warring partisans raided one another on small ships along the New England coastline. These small engagements have become known as "The Whaleboat Wars." For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E66: George Kotlik: The British Invasion of the Bahamas

E66: George Kotlik: The British Invasion of the Bahamas

May 16, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor George Kotlik. In 1783, as the American Revolution wound to a close, a last ditch effort was launched by British officials to "capture" the Bahamas. Although often overlooked, this event reveals how uncertain the age could be for all parties involved. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E65: Stephen John Katzberg: Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs

E65: Stephen John Katzberg: Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs

May 9, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Stephen Katzberg. Like most battlefields the battle of Eutaw Springs has been reconstructed using firsthand accounts and after-action reports. In most cases small details conflict, and historians strive to portray the event as accurately as possible. Now, using Geographic Information technology, stunning new details are being revealed for the first time in over two centuries. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E64: Eric Sterner: The Siege of Fort Henry

E64: Eric Sterner: The Siege of Fort Henry

May 2, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Eric Sterner. As diplomats were ironing out the details of the Treaty of Paris, war raged in the American west. One of the final battles took place in modern Wheeling, WV at Fort Henry. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.http://www.allthingsliberty.com 

E63: Patrick Naughton: Informational Control and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

E63: Patrick Naughton: Informational Control and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

April 25, 2020

This week our guest is Major Patrick Naughton. Following the battles of Lexington and Concord, a war of a different kind was waged for the control of the public narrative between Great Britain and their rebellious colonies. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E62: Andrew A. Zellers-Frederick: John Sullivan and the Occupation of Easton

E62: Andrew A. Zellers-Frederick: John Sullivan and the Occupation of Easton

April 18, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Andrew A. Zellers-Frederick. In 1779, Major General John Sullivan launches a campaign deep into the Iroquois heartland. Before his men marched they first occupied the small community of Easton, PA. This event offers new perspectives on the daily workings of the continental army. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E61: Justin McHenry: Morgan v. Shippen and the Fate of the Continental Medical Department

E61: Justin McHenry: Morgan v. Shippen and the Fate of the Continental Medical Department

April 11, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Justin McHenry. Throughout their storied careers, John Morgan and William Shippen were competitors. When it came to building the Continental Medical Department, things were no different. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E60: Brian Patrick O’Malley: Philadelphia’s Yellow Fever Epidemic

E60: Brian Patrick O’Malley: Philadelphia’s Yellow Fever Epidemic

April 4, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Brian Patrick O’Malley. In 1793 the city of Philadelphia was ravaged by Yellow Fever. While many leaders avoided taking action and abandoned the city, dozens of African Americans answered the call to serve. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E59: Patrick H. Hannum: Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation

E59: Patrick H. Hannum: Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation

March 29, 2020

This week our guest is Professor Patrick H. Hannum. As the Revolution began to spread throughout the American Colonies, Governor John Murray, Lord Dunmore, made an astonishing proclamation. Any black man that joined the royal ranks, and their family, would be free. While this gesture is celebrated today for many Virginians at the time it fundamentally changed the nature of the conflict. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com