The Struggle for American Independence: Liberty or Death!

In this episode, I cover the happenings of colonial Virginia over the course of 1775. These events ran in parallel to those in Boston immediately prior to and during the confrontation between the colonial militias and the British regulars at Lexington and Concord.

Particular energy is devoted to Patrick Henry’s persuasive oratory and the uprising against Lord Dunmore. Virginia’s situation demonstrates that political radicalism was certainly not confined to Boston, and patriot sympathies were pervasive in the Old Dominion.


Recommended Readings

Patrick Henry: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech

Murray Rothbard: Conceived in Liberty

Kevin Gutzman: Virginia’s American Revolution


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