Monthly Archives: June 2017

1.11 – Source Notes



Fort Washington, courtesy of Wikipedia

The episode of the Harrison Podcast referenced in this episode is Episode 13 – Here and There or Maybe Over There: The Wandering Start of William Henry Harrison.

  • Birtle, Andrew J. “The Origins of the Legion of the United States.” The Journal of Military History. 67:4 (Oct 2003) 1249-1261.
  • Booraem, Hendrik, V. A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His World, 1773-1798. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2012.
  • Calloway, Colin G. The Victory With No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life. New York: Penguin Press, 2010.
  • Ferling, John. The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon. New York, Berlin, and London: Bloomsbury Press, 2009.
  • Gaff, Alan D. Bayonets in the Wilderness: Anthony Wayne’s Legion in the Old Northwest. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008 [2004].
  • Landry, Jerry. Presidencies Podcast. 2017. http://presidencies.blubrry.com.
  • Narrett, David E. “Geopolitics and Intrigue: James Wilkinson, the Spanish Borderlands, and Mexican Independence.” The William and Mary Quarterly. 69:1 (January 2012) 101-146.
  • Posey, John Thornton. “Rascality Revisited: In Defense of General James Wilkinson.” The Filson Club History Quarterly. 74:4 (Fall 2000) 309-351.
  • Puls, Mark. Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
  • Smith, Richard Norton. Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1993.
  • Washington, George. “Memorandum on General Officers, 9 March 1792,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05-10-02-0040. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, vol. 10, 1 March 1792 – 15 August 1792, ed. Robert F. Haggard and Mark A. Mastromarino. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002, pp. 74–79.] [Last Accessed: 10 Jun 2017]
  • White, Leonard D. The Federalists: A Study in Administrative History. New York: Macmillan Co, 1948.

1.11 – Mad Anthony and His Legion



Major General Anthony Wayne by James Sharples, Sr [c. 1795], courtesy of Wikipedia
Year(s) Discussed: 1792-1793

Washington hopes that third time will be the charm as he taps Anthony Wayne, a general who had served under him in the Revolutionary War, to take command of the Army following St. Clair’s defeat and to prosecute military action against native forces in the old Northwest. Wayne, who earned the nickname of “Mad Anthony” during the war, is not necessarily what one would call a conventional officer, however. Will Washington’s gamble pay off? Meanwhile, unknown to everyone, a spy lurks in the midst of the military forces in the West and threatens the future westward expansion of the United States. Source information for this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.


1.10 – Source Notes



Burning of the Plaine du Cap [c. 1833], courtesy of Wikipedia
As mentioned in the episode, should you like to learn more about the French Revolution or the Haitian Revolution, Mike Duncan on his Revolutions podcast has covered both. Thus, below are links to the first episode of his series on both:

Sources that I used for this episode are as follows:

  • Bailey, Thomas A. A Diplomatic History of the American People. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1958 [1940].
  • Barnhart, John D; and Dorothy L Riker. Indiana to 1816: The Colonial Period. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Bureau & Indiana Historical Society, 1971.
  • Blackburn, Robin. “Haiti, Slavery, and the Age of the Democratic Revolution.” William and Mary Quarterly. 3rd Series, 63:4 (October 2006) 643-674.
  • Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Penguin Press, 2004.
  • Cunningham, Noble E, Jr. In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988 [1987].
  • Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989.
  • Duncan, Mike. Revolutions.
  • DuVal, Kathleen. Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution. New York: Random House, 2016 [2015].
  • Elliott, J H. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2007 [2006].
  • Hamilton, Alexander. “Federalist Eleven.” The Federalist. J R Pole, ed. Indianapolis, IN and Cambridge, Hackett Publishing Co Inc, 2005. pp 55-60.
  • Hamilton, Alexander. “Conversation with George Beckwith, [22 March-April 1790],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-26-02-0002-0184. [Original source: The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. 26, 1 May 1802-23 October 1804, Additional Documents 1774-1799, Addenda and Errata, ed. Harold C. Syrett. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979, pp. 526-534.] [Last Accessed: 26 May 2017]
  • Hamilton, Alexander. “To Thomas Jefferson, 13 January 1791,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-07-02-0300. [Original source: The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. 7, September 1790-January 1791, ed. Harold C. Syrett. New York: Columbia University Press, 1963, pp. 425-426.] [Last Accessed: 26 May 2017]
  • Hamilton, Alexander. “To George Washington, 22 September 1791,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05-08-02-0384. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, vol. 8, 22 March 1791-22 September 1791, ed. Mark A. Mastromarino. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999, pp. 552-554.] [Last Accessed: 27 May 2017]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To John Jay, 29 June 1789,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-15-02-0218. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 15, 27 March 1789 – 30 November 1789, ed. Julian P. Boyd. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1958, pp. 221–223.] [Last Accessed: 21 May 2017]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To James Madison, 22 July 1789,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-15-02-0285. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 15, 27 March 1789 – 30 November 1789, ed. Julian P. Boyd. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1958, pp. 299–301.] [Last Accessed: 21 May 2017]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Diodati, 3 August 1789,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-15-02-0317. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 15, 27 March 1789 – 30 November 1789, ed. Julian P. Boyd. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1958, pp. 325–327.] [Last Accessed: 21 May 2017]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To William Short, 24 November 1791,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified November 26, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-22-02-0303. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 22, 6 August 1791 – 31 December 1791, ed. Charles T. Cullen. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986, pp. 328–332.] [Last Accessed: 23 Jan 2018]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “[to George Washington] Enclosure: Report on Commerce, 23 December 1791,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-22-02-0412. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 22, 6 August 1791 – 31 December 1791, ed. Charles T. Cullen. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986, pp. 438–440.] [Last Accessed: 23 May 2017]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Report on Matters for Negotiation with Great Britain, 12 December 1791,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-22-02-0366. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 22, 6 August 1791-31 December 1791, ed. Charles T. Cullen. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986, p. 395-396.] [Last Accessed: 23 May 2017]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Notes on British Commercial Relations with United States, [12 March 1792],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-23-02-0225. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 23, 1 January–31 May 1792, ed. Charles T. Cullen. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990, pp. 270–271.] [Last Accessed: 23 May 2017]
  • LaFeber, Walter. The American Age: United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad since 1750. New York and London: W W Norton & Co, 1989.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and the Rights of Man: Jefferson and His Time Volume Two. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co, 1951.
  • Matthewson, Timothy M. “George Washington’s Policy Toward the Haitian Revolution.” Diplomatic History. 3:3 [Summer 1979] 321-336.
  • Peterson, Merrill D. “Thomas Jefferson and Commercial Policy, 1783-1793.” The William and Mary Quarterly. 22:4 [October 1965] p. 584-610.
  • Schwarz, Michael. “The Great Divergence Reconsidered: Hamilton, Madison, and U.S.-British Relations, 1783-89.” Journal of the Early Republic. 27:3 [Fall 2017] pp. 407-436.
  • Sublette, Ned, and Constance Sublette. The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2016.
  • Wall, Samuel. “To George Washington, 16 September 1791,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05-08-02-0374. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, vol. 8, 22 March 1791-22 September 1791, ed. Mark A. Mastromarino. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999, pp. 536-538.] [Last Accessed: 27 May 2017]
  • Washington, George. “To James McHenry, 22 August 1785,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/04-03-02-0184. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Confederation Series, vol. 3, 19 May 1785 – 31 March 1786, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994, pp. 197–199.] [Last Accessed: 21 May 2017]
  • Wills, Garry. “Negro President”: Jefferson and the Slave Power. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co, 2003.

1.10 – Agitations 2: Foreign Intrigues



Jean-Baptiste, Chevalier de Ternant, French Minister to the US [1791-1793], by Charles Willson Peale, courtesy of the US Dept of the Interior
Year(s) Discussed: 1789-1792

Numerous foreign relations issues faced Washington’s first administration. In this episode, we examine how the administration dealt with the Anglo-American trade imbalance, the impact of the French Revolution, Spanish attempts to break the lands west of the Appalachians away from the US, and what would prove to be the only successful major large scale slave insurrection that occurred in the French colony of Saint-Domingue at the beginning of what we now know of as the Haitian Revolution. Hope you have your seatbelts fastened, listeners, cause early 1790s diplomacy can be a bumpy ride! Sources used in this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.