Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution
E74: Jett Conner: Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and the Louisiana Purchase

E74: Jett Conner: Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and the Louisiana Purchase

July 11, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Jett Conner. Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson were ideological pillars of their party. Their conservative view of presidential authority soon crumbled when Jefferson approved the Louisiana Purchase. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E73: Ken Shumate: The Molasses Act of 1733

E73: Ken Shumate: The Molasses Act of 1733

July 4, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Ken Shumate. Decades before the infamous Sugar Act, Parliament regulated the imperial economy with the Molasses Act. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

E72: Christian M. McBurney: General Charles Lee Imposes an Oath of Allegiance

E72: Christian M. McBurney: General Charles Lee Imposes an Oath of Allegiance

June 28, 2020

This week our guest is author and JAR contributor Christian M. McBurney. During the American Revolution, entire communities were considered to be up for grabs in the great ideological struggle for domination. When Charles Lee reaches Newport, RI, his greatest weapon was a forcible oath of allegiance. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E71: Geoff Smock: The Enlightened Views of Thomas Jefferson

E71: Geoff Smock: The Enlightened Views of Thomas Jefferson

June 21, 2020

This week our guest is JAR contributor Geoff Smock. Thomas Jefferson set himself apart from his fellow founders by being one of the most thoughtful commentators of his time. Discussing all aspects of American life, Jefferson regularly shared his opinion on a wide array of topics including rebellion, revolution, and infectious disease. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E70: Keith Muchowski: Rufus King: Forgotten Founder

E70: Keith Muchowski: Rufus King: Forgotten Founder

June 13, 2020

 This week our guest is JAR contributor Keith Muchowski. Although he is often overlooked, New York’s Rufus King played a vital role in America’s founding generation. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E69: Andrew Waters: The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War for the Soul of the South

E69: Andrew Waters: The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War for the Soul of the South

June 6, 2020

This week our guest is author and JAR contributor Andrew Waters. As the Revolution moved south, the state of South Carolina found itself torn asunder in a brutal civil war. Hoping to calm the storm, Nathanael Greene paired with the insurgent leader Thomas Sumter to remove the Redcoats from the Palmetto State. Their personalities clashed, and their relationship was one of the rockiest of the war. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

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.