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This Week on Dispatches: Dayne Rugh on the Connecticut Sons of Liberty

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Director of Education for Slater Memorial Museum and JAR contributor Dayne Rugh on his recent article about... The post This Week on Dispatches: Dayne Rugh on the Connecticut Sons of Liberty...

Thomas Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts, August 1757 to December 1758

Thomas Pownall was appointed “Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief in and over . . . the Province of the Massachusetts Bay” on February 25, 1757. He... The post Thomas Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts, August 1757 to December 1758 appeared...

Countervailing Colonial Perspectives on Quartering the British Army

In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, as the British Army repositioned its forces from western frontier posts into American cities, many... The post Countervailing Colonial Perspectives on Quartering the British Army appeared first on Journal...

A Painter Abroad: John Singleton Copley Writes to His Wife

It may have been Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s patriotic paean that belatedly canonized a heroic horseman as a key figure of the American Revolution, but... The post A Painter Abroad: John Singleton Copley Writes to His Wife appeared first on Journal...

Thomas Pownall: Formative Years of an Anti-Taxation Member of Parliament

Thomas Pownall, the eldest son of William and Sarah Pownall, was born on September 4, 1722 in Lincoln, England. His father, a country gentleman,... The post Thomas Pownall: Formative Years of an Anti-Taxation Member of Parliament appeared first on Journal...

Patrick Henry’s March on Williamsburg, May 1775

It had been a very hectic week in Williamsburg for Peyton Randolph, the Speaker of Virginia’s House of Burgesses and the President of the... The post Patrick Henry’s March on Williamsburg, May 1775 appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Ken Shumate on the Sugar Act of 1733

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Marine Corps veteran, software developer, and JAR contributor Ken Shumate on the history and significance of the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Ken Shumate on the Sugar Act of 1733...

“The Right of Making Such a Law, Has Never Been Questioned:” Reasons Against the Renewal of the Sugar Act, Part 3 of 3

Remonstrance Against the Renewal Rhode Island merchants, prompted by the January letter from Boston merchants, requested that Governor Hopkins call a special meeting of... The post “The Right of Making Such a Law, Has Never Been Questioned:”...

The Essay “well deserves the candid Reader’s attentive perusal:” Reasons Against the Renewal of the Sugar Act, Part 2 of 3

The writings abridged below, all asserting reasons against the renewal of the Sugar Act, mark the end of the long period of the colonies... The post The Essay “well deserves the candid Reader’s attentive perusal:” Reasons Against the...

“America will suffer for a time only . . . But the Loss to Great Britain will be irretrievable”: Reasons Against the Renewal of the Sugar Act, Part 1 of 3

In early 1764, four British colonies in North America protested the enforcement and planned renewal of the about-to-expire Sugar Act of 1733 (also known... The post “America will suffer for a time only . . . But the Loss to Great Britain will be...

Williamsburg on the Eve of War

A visitor to Williamsburg prior to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War would have discovered a city of just 1,900 inhabitants, roughly 900 of... The post Williamsburg on the Eve of War appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

1774: The Long Year of Revolution

1774: The Long Year of Revolution by Mary Beth Norton (Knopf, 2020) Although previous works have tried to draw attention to “The Missing 16... The post 1774: The Long Year of Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Kevin A. Conn on the Lenape Origins of an Independent America

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews history teacher and JAR contributor Kevin A. Conn on his recent research on the Lenape and how... The post This Week on Dispatches: Kevin A. Conn on the Lenape Origins of an Independent...

The Grand Affray at Golden Hill: New York City, January 19, 177

Despite the rescission of the Stamp Act in 1766, many imperial controversies persisted in New York City. Leading among them were: The annual demands of... The post The Grand Affray at Golden Hill: New York City, January 19, 1770 appeared first on...

This Week on Dispatches: Jeffrey Simon on Propaganda, Terror, and the Sons of Liberty

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews author and expert on terrorism Jeffrey Simon on the Sons of Liberty and the use of propaganda and terrorism in... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jeffrey Simon on Propaganda,...

This Week on Dispatches: Dean Caivano on American Colonists’ Growing Resistance to Tyranny

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Dean Caivano, Lecturer of Political Science at California State University, Stanislaus, on the growing resistance to tyranny as colonists... The post This Week on Dispatches:...

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