Hello again! This episode takes us through the various attempts to tax tea on the colonies, all met with various means of resistance. The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party and the activities of the Massachusetts legislature are all covered here. But thanks to the wonders of podcasting, some other areas are covered as well.
A quick audio note: In the constant pursuit of better sound, I tried a new mic, a snowflake, which is its nickname. You audiophiles out there probably know the proper name and specs. Sadly, I’m not pleased. Another trick to try on the next cast!
In this cast we continue on to 1776. Ten years prior an act, the Stamp Act would create a storm unlike anything seen in the colonies. When the crisis was over, things seemed to be back to normal, but in fact nothing would ever quite be the same.
The French and Indian War is over for the colonies and Great Britain is the big winner. But how to pay for it all? How to tend to it all? The British have the answers, or at least they think they do. After a major conflict with Native Americans, a new government in London sets the empire on a new course, designed to benefit all and organize the now massive holdings in North America. Also, trying something new: adding a few bumpers in there to break things up a bit. We’ll see.
Well here we are! The end of the French and Indian War. It is a bit of a longer cast, but not overwhelming, which is good. We see in this episode the fall of Montreal, the rise of King George III the fall of William Pitt and the rise of Great Britain to its preeminent role as global superpower. The ripples of this conflict will have a great impact on the rest of the eighteenth century, especially in North America.
Well, shoot. I’ve been radio silent for over a month. But back to the wilds of North America and the war that led to the War of Independence. In this episode, the tide definitely turns the British way. New commanders come and go under Pitt, but the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 sets the cities of the British Empire all a flutter. The French turn their attention to Europe, ultimately sealing the fate of their holdings, and citizens in North America.
Hello everyone. We interrupt this podcast for a link to another podcast of a radio show recorded here, in Chicago on WGN Radio. It is the Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth and yours truly is a guest. I didn’t come up with the name Rock Professor, but I like it. We will return the French and Indian War at the next post.
Another short cast, I’m sorry to say. Scripts are much harder for me to gauge, believe it or not. Though I’m starting to get a better feel for what a page of text will render. Now it is just a matter of doubling that.
As for the content this time around, we are in the year 1757. William Pitt is on the rise and pursuing his war strategy, but is Lord Loudoun the man for the job? Meanwhile the French attack Fort William Henry on the southern shores of Lake George and another George, Washington, gets a promotion, sorta.