Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution
E28: Rick Atkinson: The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton

E28: Rick Atkinson: The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton

August 18, 2019

This week our guest is Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson. As book one of a three book trilogy, "The British Are Coming" is a long-awaited foray into the earliest years of the American Revolution. On this episode Rick Atkinson discusses the war, the young nation, its greatest leaders, and why he believes that now is the right time to revisit the American Revolution. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E27: JL Bell: Myths and Legends of the Declaration of Independence

E27: JL Bell: Myths and Legends of the Declaration of Independence

August 11, 2019

This week our guest is author JL Bell. Since July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence has been surrounded by larger-than-life characters, with even larger-than-life stories. JL Bell separates fact from fiction in his latest article. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.

E26: Andrew Waters: Daniel Morgan vs. Charles Cornwallis in the Carolinas

E26: Andrew Waters: Daniel Morgan vs. Charles Cornwallis in the Carolinas

August 4, 2019

This week our guest is JAR contributor Andrew Waters. In 1778 Charles Cornwallis tangled with Patriot forces in the American South. Following the Battle of Cowpens, Cornwallis pursued American commander Daniel Morgan through the tangled backcountry of the Carolinas, pushing both his army and his patience to their limits. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E25: Tristan J. New: Early Efforts to Make Peace with Britain

E25: Tristan J. New: Early Efforts to Make Peace with Britain

July 28, 2019

This week our guest is Tristan J. New. Before the war began, American statesman Joseph Galloway attempted to find a diplomatic resolution with Great Britain. Although his efforts ultimately failed, Galloway provided both sides with a roadmap to resolution and showed that peace was possible. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E24: John L. Smith, Jr.: The Founding Fathers at Notre-Dame de Paris

E24: John L. Smith, Jr.: The Founding Fathers at Notre-Dame de Paris

July 21, 2019

This week our guest is US Army and US Air Force veteran John L. Smith, Jr. In 1785 Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Adams children attended a baptism ceremony at Notre-Dame Cathedral. While the new American nation struggled in its earliest years, events such as this reveal how the Old World viewed the New, and what America's place would be on a global stage. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E23: Philip D. Weaver: The Court Martial of Captain Joel Pratt

E23: Philip D. Weaver: The Court Martial of Captain Joel Pratt

July 14, 2019

This week our guest is JAR contributor Philip D. Weaver. In 1775, Captain Joel Pratt was issued a warrant from the state of Massachusetts to lead a company of fifty-six men. By the end of the year, he was court-martialed. In this episode we discuss the history, process, and effect of the court martial is during the American Revolution. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.   

E22: Charles H. Lagerbom: HMS Albany and the Underwater Archaeology of the American Revolution

E22: Charles H. Lagerbom: HMS Albany and the Underwater Archaeology of the American Revolution

July 7, 2019

This week our guest is underwater archaeologist Charles H. Lagerbom. Described as "wretched" by its commander, the HMS Albany has been a lasting mystery of the American Revolution. After its destruction in 1782, the HMS Albany was much derided by its crew, but recent surveys have revealed that its service was far more distinguished than previous believed. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E21: Michael Gadue: Naval Stratagies of the Saratoga Campaign

E21: Michael Gadue: Naval Stratagies of the Saratoga Campaign

June 30, 2019

This week our guest is Michael Gadue. To expedite the capture of the Hudson River during the summer of 1777, British naval engineers began the construction of a new vessel on Lake Champlain. Called Thunderer, this ship was a classic French-style radeau and was capable of carrying not just men, but heavy artillery as well. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E20: Michael J.F. Sheehan: The Battle of Stony Point

E20: Michael J.F. Sheehan: The Battle of Stony Point

June 23, 2019

This week our guest is Michael J.F. Sheehan. Widely considered to be one of the most daring and important battles of the war, the attack on Stony Point remains shrouded with mystery and legend. New research has shed new light on this seminal event, and historians' understanding of the battle continues to grow. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com. 

E19: George Kotlik: The American Revolution in Florida

E19: George Kotlik: The American Revolution in Florida

June 16, 2019

This week our guest is George Kotlik. Although they are not counted as part of the "thirteen original" colonies, the colonies of East and West Florida were a very important part of British North America before the Revolution began. Throughout the conflict they remained loyal to King George, and were given over to the Spanish at its conclusion. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com.