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John Cadwalader, Twice Refuses to be a General

During the Revolutionary War, several men refused commissions as generals in the Continental Army. Seth Pomeroy and John Whitcomb were unable to accept the... The post John Cadwalader, Twice Refuses to be a General appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Battle of Gloucester, 1777

BOOK REVIEW: The Battle of Gloucester 1777 by Garry Wheeler Stone and Paul W. Schopp (Yardley, PA: Westhome Publishing, 2022) Garry Wheeler Stone’s and... The post The Battle of Gloucester, 1777 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Should the War Continue? The Motion in the House of Commons, December 12, 1781

Following the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, the House of Commons began to debate whether or not the war... The post Should the War Continue? The Motion in the House of Commons, December 12, 1781 appeared first on Journal...

One of the “Powers for Good in the World:” Mercy Otis Warren

Students of history will no doubt have John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin at the top of their mind when recalling... The post One of the “Powers for Good in the World:” Mercy Otis Warren appeared first on Journal...

Robert Morris: Inside the Revolution

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Morris: Inside the Revolution  by Robert M. Morris (Waterville, OR: Trine Day LLC, 2022) Entrepreneur and inventor Robert M. Morris (no... The post Robert Morris: Inside the Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Abdication(s) of King George III

On April 1, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II announced the creation of the Georgian Papers Programme. It is a ten-year project to transcribe, digitize, conserve,... The post The Abdication(s) of King George III appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Aaron J. Palmer on the 1775 Duel between Henry Laurens and John Faucheraud Grimké

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor Aaron J. Palmer on the social and political significance of the 1775 duel... The post This Week on Dispatches: Aaron J. Palmer on the 1775 Duel between Henry Laurens...

Emergence of the French Alliance: The Beginning and Final Phases

It is widely acknowledged that the military alliance between the United States and France, established in 1778, was responsible not only for a number... The post Emergence of the French Alliance: The Beginning and Final Phases appeared first on Journal...

The 1775 Duel Between Henry Laurens and John Faucheraud Grimké

Charles Town, the metropolis of the South (today Charleston, South Carolina), was a leading location for duels in the late eighteenth century. One detailed... The post The 1775 Duel Between Henry Laurens and John Faucheraud Grimké appeared first on Journal...

This Week on Dispatches: Nancy Rubin Stuart on Benjamin Franklin’s Unconventional Marriage to Deborah Read

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews best-selling author and historian Nancy Rubin Stuart on what made Benjamin Franklin and Deborah Read’s marriage one... The post This Week on Dispatches: Nancy Rubin Stuart on Benjamin Franklin’s...

Our Dear Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America

BOOK REVIEW: Our Dear Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America by Michael D. Breidenbach (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2021) Most Americans... The post Our Dear Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early...

King Frederick the Great and the American Colonies—Mit Complimenten Aweissen

Mit Complimenten Aweissen (put him off with compliments) Arthur Lee, one of the American Commissioners stationed in Paris, was appointed minister to the Prussian Court... The post King Frederick the Great and the American Colonies—<i>Mit Complimenten...

George III’s (Implicit) Sanction of the American Revolution

In Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774), Jefferson wrote of King George III’s unwillingness to use his “negative” to veto unjust proposals.... The post George III’s (Implicit) Sanction of the American Revolution appeared first...

The Articles of Confederation and Western Expansion

The Articles of Confederation described the first government of the new United States. As one may imagine from understanding the later debates on the... The post The Articles of Confederation and Western Expansion appeared first on Journal of the American...

King Frederick the Great and the American Colonies: The Preliminaries

Upon the death of his grandfather on May 31, 1740, Frederick William II of the House of Hohenzollern became the King of Prussia. Over... The post King Frederick the Great and the American Colonies: The Preliminaries appeared first on Journal of the American...

Williamsport, DC? How a Maryland Town Vied to be the Nation’s Capital

After seven years of fighting in the Revolutionary War, Otho Holland Williams returned home. It was the Spring of 1782. When he left Frederick,... The post Williamsport, DC? How a Maryland Town Vied to be the Nation’s Capital appeared first on Journal...

This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on Thomas Jefferson on Rebellion, Revolution, and “Treason”

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian M. Andrew Holowchak on interpreting the distinctions Thomas Jefferson made between rebellion, revolution, and treason. New... The post This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on...

This Week on Dispatches: James M. Deitch on the 23rd, 25th, and 27th Grievances of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews Marine Corps veteran and JAR contributor James M. Deitch on his analysis of the 23rd, 25th,... The post This Week on Dispatches: James M. Deitch on the 23rd, 25th, and 27th Grievances of the Declaration...

Charles Thomson and the Delaware

There are many, many founding fathers in the story of America’s Revolution and unfortunately only a few are really known to the general public.... The post Charles Thomson and the Delaware appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The 27th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known... The post The 27th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence appeared first on Journal...

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