Jan 14, 2020
In this episode, Matt Crawford speaks to educator and author David Head about his book A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution. This book focuses in on the time between the British surrender at Yorktown and the signing of the Treaty of Paris. What happened between those two dates could have torn this fledgling country asunder. An army bored and unpaid sat disgruntled wondering what their next step should be, this is what led to the Newburgh Conspiracy, a possible military uprising in the making. A phenomenal tale that somehow has not been told before. A great read and quite funny at times thanks to David Head's ease of prose and humor. Enjoy!