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Oct. 24, 2021

3.37 – O Grab Me

3.37 – O Grab Me

Year(s) Discussed: 1806-1808

With a diplomatic resolution to the Chesapeake/Leopard affair looking increasingly unlikely and the threat of war looming, President Jefferson and his administration worked in late 1807 to devise an alternative to war while also preparing for the nation’s defense. Meanwhile, James Monroe’s frustrations continued in London while there was a shift in power in Congress.


Featured Image: “O Grab Me cartoon” [c. 1807], courtesy of Wikipedia


Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band

 

Special thanks to Stacey of the History’s Trainwrecks podcast and Alex for providing the intro quotes and to Alex Van Rose for his audio editing work for this episode!

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Featured Image: “Joseph Bradley Varnum,” courtesy of Wikipedia