Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution
E17: Harlow Giles Unger: Robert Morris, Financier of the Revolution

E17: Harlow Giles Unger: Robert Morris, Financier of the Revolution

June 2, 2019

This week our guest is distinguished journalist and historian Harlow Giles Unger. Robert Morris played a critical role in financing the American Revolution, and in addition developed strategies and techniques of trade that remain at the core of capitalism today. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E16: Kim Burdick: Delaware in the American Revolution

E16: Kim Burdick: Delaware in the American Revolution

May 26, 2019

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor and Delaware historian Kim Burdick about the The First State and its often overlooked contribution to the outcome of the American Revolution. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E15: Geoff Smock: Alexander Hamilton’s Tumultuous Childhood.

E15: Geoff Smock: Alexander Hamilton’s Tumultuous Childhood.

May 19, 2019

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor and Seattle-area middle school history teacher Geoff Smock about how Alexander Hamilton’s difficult childhood experiences in the Caribbean helped shape his future political ideology. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E14: Gina Dimuro: Walking in Alexander Hamilton’s New York City

E14: Gina Dimuro: Walking in Alexander Hamilton’s New York City

May 12, 2019

This week’s our guest is history writer and translator Gina Dimuro.  Our focus is on a fascinating tour of the New York City and New Jersey that Alexander Hamilton would have known. A surprising number of buildings and features remain from the period, although many would not be obvious to the casual visitor. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E13: Todd Braisted: The Amazing Story of Trumpeter Barney, Freed Slave

E13: Todd Braisted: The Amazing Story of Trumpeter Barney, Freed Slave

May 5, 2019

This week our guest is Todd Braisted.  Braisted discusses his remarkable discovery of a slave who was emancipated by John Graves Simcoe, commander of the Loyalist regiment, Queen’s Rangers, who went on to distinguish himself in battle, and ended up as a free man with a pension in England. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E12: Cho-Chien Feng: Loyalists in New York

E12: Cho-Chien Feng: Loyalists in New York

April 28, 2019

This week our guest is Cho-Chien Feng. While the war raged along the eastern seaboard, for the families and communities of upstate New York it devolved into a brutal civil war. Feng discusses how these political fissures first appeared and what they meant to the people involved. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E11: Robert Scott Davis: Georgia’s American Revolution

E11: Robert Scott Davis: Georgia’s American Revolution

April 21, 2019

This week our guest is distinguished historian Robert “Bob” Davis. Dr. Davis joins us to discuss Georgia’s unique role in the American Revolution as the colony that bordered Spanish territory and, after independence was declared, British East Florida. Georgia came slowly to the Patriot cause, remaining loyal to the King longer than any other colony, until they finally sent delegates to the Second Continental Congress in September 1775. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E10: Brian Patrick O’Malley: The Revolution’s Walking Dead

E10: Brian Patrick O’Malley: The Revolution’s Walking Dead

April 14, 2019

This week our guest is JAR contributor Brian Patrick O'Malley. Throughout the American Revolution, both Patriot and British forces took thousands of men as prisoners of war. After lengthy negotiations, General William Howe released more than 2,000 captives in an exchange. Emaciated and sickly, these walking dead troops shocked the nation and revealed the true brutality that the war had wrought. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E09: Matthew Moss: Patrick Ferguson’s New Rifle

E09: Matthew Moss: Patrick Ferguson’s New Rifle

April 7, 2019

This week our guest is UK arms specialist Matthew Moss. During the American Revolution, British officer Patrick Ferguson tested an innovative new breech-loading musket to combat the Patriot threat. Although his weapon earned an audience with King George III, it was never mass produced for use during the war, but Ferguson's innovations were decades ahead of their time. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.  

E08: Richard Werther: Lambert Wickes. Revolutionary Pirate or Patriot?

E08: Richard Werther: Lambert Wickes. Revolutionary Pirate or Patriot?

March 31, 2019

This week our guest is JAR contributor Richard Werther. Like so many of his compatriots, Captain Lambert Wickes skirted the fine line between legitimate naval officer and insurrectionist pirate. At the end of his career, Wickes remains one of the most important commanders in the history of the Revolutionary navy. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.