44 episodes

A narrative history podcast covering the history of the epic conflict for control over the important waterways between New York and Quebec from 1754-1815. The overview will cover three major conflicts including the French & Indian War, The American Revolution, and the War of 1812. Our journey will concentrate on a geographic area in the shape of a triangle, from the St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario and down to New York Harbor. Please join me in a new examination of the impact these crucial waterways had on European imperial development and the formation of the early American Republic.

New York, Quebec, and The Water Route to the Center of the World WJM

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A narrative history podcast covering the history of the epic conflict for control over the important waterways between New York and Quebec from 1754-1815. The overview will cover three major conflicts including the French & Indian War, The American Revolution, and the War of 1812. Our journey will concentrate on a geographic area in the shape of a triangle, from the St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario and down to New York Harbor. Please join me in a new examination of the impact these crucial waterways had on European imperial development and the formation of the early American Republic.

    Bonus Episode 30: The Midnight ride of Sybil Ludington

    Bonus Episode 30: The Midnight ride of Sybil Ludington

    Discover the tale of New York’s own female teenage “Paul Revere.”

    • 7 min
    Bonus Episode 29 “The Civil War in Revolutionary Westchester County.“

    Bonus Episode 29 “The Civil War in Revolutionary Westchester County.“

    Discover the heartbreaking conflict that torn asunder families here in Westchester County during the American Revolution.

    • 7 min
    Bonus Episode 28 “American Revolutionary Battles in the Caribbean”

    Bonus Episode 28 “American Revolutionary Battles in the Caribbean”

    Discover little known American naval and land actions in the Caribbean during the American Revolution.

    • 7 min
    Bonus Episode 27 “Going Dutch: Expansionism in the Atlantic Littoral”

    Bonus Episode 27 “Going Dutch: Expansionism in the Atlantic Littoral”

    I wanted to explore some wider connections to our Podcast narrative and zoom out a bit to cover three distinct historical episodes over the course of the 17th century, that highlight Dutch struggles with the Spanish Habsburg, English and French for control of the Atlantic basin.

    • 9 min
    Bonus Episode 26 “The Other Emerald Isle: Montserrat’s Rich Irish-Afro Culture”

    Bonus Episode 26 “The Other Emerald Isle: Montserrat’s Rich Irish-Afro Culture”

    Discover the unique story of the 1768 Slave revolt on Monserrat and the development of an incredible syncretic Afro-Irish culture.

    • 6 min
    Bonus Episode 25 “Webs of Commerce: How Slavery bound the Atlantic Basin”

    Bonus Episode 25 “Webs of Commerce: How Slavery bound the Atlantic Basin”

    An examination of slavery’s ties between North America, Africa, Barbados, Jamaica, and St. Domingue in the 17th and 18th centuries. Book recommendations: “Intimate Bonds” By Jennifer Palmer, “Empire at the Periphery” by Christian Koot & “Everyday life in the Early English Caribbean” by Jenny Shaw.

    • 19 min

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