Revolution 250 Podcast – The Gaspee Affair in American History


June 10, 2022 marked the 250th anniversary of the burning of the HMS Gaspee by members of the Sons of Liberty in Rhode Island. Was it “the spark that ignited the Revolution” or just one of a series of protests that grew more and more confrontational until open warfare broke out at Lexington & Concord in April of 1775. Join Professor Bob Allison (Chair, Suffolk University Department of History, Language, & Global Culture) in conversation with Abby Chandler, Associate Professor of Early American History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and author of a recent article on the burning of HMS Gaspee for Newport History.



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