In this episode, I cover the happenings of colonial Virginia over the course of 1775. These events ran in parallel to those in Boston immediately prior to and during the confrontation between the colonial militias and the British regulars at Lexington and Concord.
Particular energy is devoted to Patrick Henry’s persuasive oratory and the uprising against Lord Dunmore. Virginia’s situation demonstrates that political radicalism was certainly not confined to Boston, and patriot sympathies were pervasive in the Old Dominion.
Patrick Henry: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech
Murray Rothbard: Conceived in Liberty
Kevin Gutzman: Virginia’s American Revolution