Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution
E48: David Head: The Prelude to the Newburgh Conspiracy

E48: David Head: The Prelude to the Newburgh Conspiracy

January 11, 2020

This week our guest is author and University of Central Florida professor David Head. As the war wound to a close, tensions flared in the now famed Newburgh Conspiracy. Newburgh however was not the beginning, only the culmination of tensions long building. For more information www.allthingsliberty.com

E47: Steven Neill: The British East India Company and the American Revolution

E47: Steven Neill: The British East India Company and the American Revolution

January 4, 2020

This week our guest is Journal of the American Revolution contributor Steven Neill. A precursor to the modern global business conglomerates, the British East India Company was a constant force in the machinations of the British Empire. Although often considered to be a distant player, company policies played critical roles in some of the earliest flashpoints of the imperial crisis. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E46: Don N. Hagist: Martha Bradley and Eighteenth-Century Cookery

E46: Don N. Hagist: Martha Bradley and Eighteenth-Century Cookery

December 21, 2019

This week our guest is historian and managing editor of the Journal of the American Revolution, Don N. Hagist. During the 1750’s, pamphleteer Martha Bradley published a series of cooking guides that offer a direct glimpse at Britain’s blossoming culinary scene. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E45: Alexander Cain: Massachusetts Privateers During the Siege of Boston

E45: Alexander Cain: Massachusetts Privateers During the Siege of Boston

December 14, 2019

This week our guest is Journal of the American Revolution contributor Alexander Cain. In 1775 the city of Boston was under siege. While historians have poured over the actions of patriot militiamen during the attack, few understand the important role that privateers played in the liberation. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.http://www.allthingsliberty.com 

E44: Ray Raphael: The Framers and Impeachment

E44: Ray Raphael: The Framers and Impeachment

December 8, 2019

This week our guest is author Ray Raphael. With impeachment consuming American politics, many remain unaware of the Framers’ lengthy debate on the topic. During the Constitutional Convention, the majority viewed impeachment as a primary stipulation to authorizing an Executive. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E43: John L. Smith, Jr.: The Origins of French Fries

E43: John L. Smith, Jr.: The Origins of French Fries

November 30, 2019

This week our guest is US Army and US Air Force veteran John L. Smith, Jr. While French fries are considered to be a quintessential "American" food, many culinary historians trace their origins to Thomas Jefferson and his love of French cuisine. "Digging" up the history of this mysterious starch offers historians the chance to "peel" back the layers of a long forgotten past. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E42: Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca: Thanksgiving, Prayer, and the Common Soldier

E42: Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca: Thanksgiving, Prayer, and the Common Soldier

November 24, 2019

This week our guest is JAR contributor  Roberto Oscar Flores de Apodaca. Throughout the American Revolution soldiers turned to the almighty for support. Through periods of great triumph as well as terrible tragedy, God and Thanksgiving proved to be a common experience for many who participated. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.http://www.allthingsliberty.com 

E41: Jim Piecuch: Britain’s “Female Corps”

E41: Jim Piecuch: Britain’s “Female Corps”

November 16, 2019

This week our guest is author and JAR contributor Jim Piecuch. In July 1778 an editorial was published in Britain that raised eyebrows when it suggested that the Crown raise a corps of female soldiers to fight in America. Though scoffed at in its day, this article would prove to be simply ahead of its time. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E40: Louis Arthur Norton: The Bonhomme Richard v. The Serapis

E40: Louis Arthur Norton: The Bonhomme Richard v. The Serapis

November 9, 2019

This week our guest is JAR contributor Louis Arthur Norton. While the infantry battles of the American Revolution typically garner most of the attention, this week a naval battle takes center stage. In 1779 two ships met in combat off the coast of Flamborough Head, England, and the resulting engagement stands as a defining moment in revolutionary naval history. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E39: Eric Sterner: The Gnaddenhutten Massacre

E39: Eric Sterner: The Gnaddenhutten Massacre

November 2, 2019

This week our guest is NASA’s former Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy and Planning and JAR contributor Eric Sterner. In 1782, six months after Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown, one of the most heinous events in the history of the American Revolution occurred in eastern Ohio. Known as the "Gnaddenhutten Massacre," Patriot militiamen murdered peaceful Moravian Indians in a misdirected act of retaliation and revenge. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.