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.
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
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.
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.
This week our guest is award-winning author and chef Michael W. Twitty. Since their arrival in the 17th century, Africans have played an instrumental role in shaping the culture and cuisine of North America. Using food as a primary source, Michael Twitty traces the history of enslaved peoples in the New World and highlights their lasting influence over modern America. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.
This week our guest is JAR contributor Jeff Dacus. During the 18th century, immigrant-turned-founder Stephen Moylan led a revolutionary life. After moving to America from his native Ireland, Moylan went on to become a major player in the Patriot cause and a trusted ally of Commander-in-Chief George Washington. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.
This week our guest is Katie Turner Getty. A Boston lawyer, Katie Turner Getty discusses the wretched conditions experienced by Patriot prisoners on board the HMS Jersey, a British prison ship. Using first hand accounts, Katie Turner Getty discusses the mental and physical ravages of life in British custody in and around New York City. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.
This week our guest is Bob Ruppert. A specialist in European affairs during the American Revolution, Ruppert discusses a series of articles he has written focusing on 18th century British historian Catherine Macaulay. Outspoken and respected in her own time, Macaulay had strong feelings about the American Revolution corresponded with prominent Patriot leaders throughout the war. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.
This week our guest is Dr. Colin Calloway, winner of the 2018 Book of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Revolution. In his new book "The Indian World of George Washington," Calloway details the life of George Washington through his interactions with the native peoples of North America. On this episode we discuss how these interactions shaped Washington's worldview and just how pivotal native leaders were to the development of early America. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.
This week our guest is Michael Barbieri. A life-long Vermonter, Michael Barbieri shares his opinions on the pivotal role that his home state played in the American Revolution. With a special focus on the Lake Champlain valley, Barbieri reveals the striking value that the waterway had for both British and Patriot forces. For more information visit the Journal of the American Revolution at www.allthingsliberty.com