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This Week on Dispatches: James P. Sieradzki on the New Jersey Shop License Law of 178

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews attorney and local historian James P. Sieradzki about New Jersey’s attempt to stop illicit trade between... The post This Week on Dispatches: James P. Sieradzki on the New Jersey Shop...

The Revolutionary War Service of James Noble

When old Revolutionary War soldiers applied for their military pensions in the first and second quarter of the nineteenth century, they generally reported the... The post The Revolutionary War Service of James Noble appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Jonathan Bayer on the Fake News of Quebec’s Surrender

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews PhD student and JAR contributor Jonathan Bayer on his discovery of an account of the surrender... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jonathan Bayer on the Fake News of Quebec’s Surrender...

Joseph McCracken: New York’s First Revolutionary Captain

On June 8, 1776, New York’s Capt. Joseph McCracken presented to the Albany Committee of Correspondence a payroll of men “employed in the taking... The post Joseph McCracken: New York’s First Revolutionary Captain appeared first on Journal...

Reflections on the Siege and Capitulation of Yorktown and Gloucester

Lt. General Earl Cornwallis, the British general officer commanding in the south, occupied Yorktown and Gloucester on August 1 and 2, 1781, the evacuation... The post Reflections on the Siege and Capitulation of Yorktown and Gloucester appeared first...

“She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s Unremarked Life

When the War of the Revolution began in April 1775, Connecticut resident Judith Jeffords née Philips was nineteen years old, had been married for two... The post “She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s...

Review: Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic

Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic by Brad A. Jones (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021) In Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the... The post Review: Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism...

This Week on Dispatches: Gary Ecelbarger on Clement Biddle and the “Battle of the Clouds”

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews writer and JAR contributor Gary Ecelbarger on what a letter from Clement Biddle can tell us... The post This Week on Dispatches: Gary Ecelbarger on Clement Biddle and the “Battle of...

Fake News of the Surrender of Quebec: A Video Contribution

In 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post printed a letter, allegedly from Paris, which reported that American commander Benedict Arnold had captured the last major British... The post Fake News of the Surrender of Quebec: A Video Contribution appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: Richard J. Werner on King Gustav III of Sweden Recognizing the United States

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews researcher and JAR contributor Richard J. Werther on King Gustav III of Sweden’s recognition of an... The post This Week on Dispatches: Richard J. Werner on King Gustav III of Sweden...

Traders or Traitors? The New Jersey Shop License Law of 178

Following the campaign of 1776, New York City and environs were occupied by British forces. For the rest of the war, George Washington threatened,... The post Traders or Traitors? The New Jersey Shop License Law of 1780 appeared first on Journal of the...

Five Women of British East Florida

In the male-dominated historical record of East Florida during the era of the American Revolution, a few women stand out as noteworthy. Most women... The post Five Women of British East Florida appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Review: Colonel Hamilton and Colonel Burr

Colonel Hamilton and Colonel Burr: The Revolutionary War Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Arthur S. Lefkowitz (Stackpole Books, 2020) Students of... The post Review: Colonel Hamilton and Colonel Burr appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: John Rees on Remembrances of Black Revolutionary War Veterans

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews writer, researcher, historian, and JAR contributor John Rees on his series of articles about nineteenth-century remembrances... The post This Week on Dispatches: John Rees on Remembrances...

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