Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution
E58: Kevin A. Conn: The Lenape History of the American Revolution

E58: Kevin A. Conn: The Lenape History of the American Revolution

March 21, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Kevin A. Conn. Following the close of the Seven Years’ War, the Lenape began to rally around a new generation of resistance leaders. The guidance of these prominent warriors, sachems, and holy men would redefine the Revolutionary Era for thousands of native peoples. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com 

E57: Katie Turner Getty: Control of Disease in the Revolutionary Era

E57: Katie Turner Getty: Control of Disease in the Revolutionary Era

March 14, 2020

This week our guest is JAR editor Katie Turner Getty. During the heart of the conflict, America’s civilian population waged an ongoing struggle against infectious disease. To find safety, cities resorted to extreme and controversial measures. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E56: Matthew Skic: The Museum of the American Revolution

E56: Matthew Skic: The Museum of the American Revolution

March 7, 2020

This week our guest is Museum of the American Revolution curator Matthew Skic. A project decades in the making, the Museum of the American Revolution offers fresh exhibits and creative interpretations of America’s most critical era. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E55: Douglas R. Dorney, Jr.: Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy

E55: Douglas R. Dorney, Jr.: Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy

February 29, 2020

This week our guest is Douglas R. Dorney, Jr. Captain John De Treville served on both sides of the American Revolution, and made a shocking choice at the end of his service. He chose to remain in the new United States. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E54: John Rees: They Were Good Soldiers: African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783

E54: John Rees: They Were Good Soldiers: African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783

February 23, 2020

This week our guest is author and JAR contributor John Rees. In his new book "They Were Good Soldiers: African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783" Rees chronicles the life and service of numerous African Americans during the American Revolution. From north to south, Rees reveals startling new revelations about these often-overlooked yet pivotal figures. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E53: Tom Shachtman: Founding Fortunes

E53: Tom Shachtman: Founding Fortunes

February 15, 2020

This week our guest is author Tom Shachtman. While the men known collectively as the Founding Fathers fueled the ideological fire of the patriot movement, their vast fortunes played an even greater role. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

Michael Cecere: Virginia’s Eighteen Months Men

Michael Cecere: Virginia’s Eighteen Months Men

February 9, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Michael Cecere. After serving their required eighteen months, Virginia shocked its troops by asking them for three more years. By the end of their service these “eighteen months men” would see some of the most important action of the American Revolution. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E51: Jeffrey D. Simon: The Sons of Liberty and Mob Terror

E51: Jeffrey D. Simon: The Sons of Liberty and Mob Terror

February 1, 2020

This week our guest is author and Journal of the American Revolution contributor Jeffrey D. Simon. As tensions mounted in the American Colonies and outrage spiraled out of control, the Sons of Liberty capitalized on the chaos. Utilizing political propaganda and calculated spin, the Sons of Liberty proved instrumental in fomenting animosity toward the Parliament. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E50: Dean Caivano: Resistance Against Tyranny

E50: Dean Caivano: Resistance Against Tyranny

January 25, 2020

This week our guest is Dean Caivano, Lecturer of Political Science at California State University, Stanislaus. While the American Revolution had many battlefields, the ideological ground may have been the most prized. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E49: William H.J. Manthorpe, Jr.: The Lewes Lighthouse Legend

E49: William H.J. Manthorpe, Jr.: The Lewes Lighthouse Legend

January 18, 2020

This week our guest is Journal of the American Revolution contributor William H.J. Manthorpe, Jr. A long point of contention in history of Delaware, the destruction of the Lewes Lighthouse has been surrounded by unanswered questions. While the early history of the vital piece of infrastructure is sparse, a study of the historiography of its burning reveals startling new information proving that the case is anything but closed. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.