Liz Covart

How the Patriots Almost Lost the Battle of Saratoga: Yankee-Yorker Jealousy in the Commissary Department

Historians refer to Saratoga as the turning point of the American War for Independence. However, the Patriots almost lost this important battle. This talk will discuss how regional jealousies between New Englanders and New Yorkers contributed to the Patriots’ loss of Canada and to their slow response to Burgoyne’s march to Albany.

[Recorded on March 8, 2014.]

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      Liz Covart is a historian of early America who practices scholarly history, public history, and digital humanities, primarily as the Digital Projects Editor for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

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