Streams

Robert Sullivan's American Revolution

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Robert Sullivan looks at the role New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania played in the American Revolutionary War. He talks about his adventure re-creating a heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. In his book My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78, Sullivan sets off on a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost “mountains,” and traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat.

Guests:

Robert Sullivan

Comments [3]

barbmc5 from central NJ, where the history happened!

I heard about this show on my way in to work and I can't wait to hear it when I get home!
As a Rev War geek who grew up on SI, I've been fascinated by all the historical locations within a days walk of my house. Now that I live in NJ, I'm minutes away from The scene of the battle of monmouth. When ever we drive down to Asbury Park I aways say, much to the chagrin of my husband "and the soldiers ran all the way from monmouth to asbury, in wool uniforms, in terrible heat" Goofy, I know.
(he grew up around here and shockingly, none of his teachers capitalized on the fact that so much happened HERE.)
OK, enough rambling without even hearing the show yet but you got this geeky girl all excited!
Cheers,
Barb

Sep. 03 2013 02:08 PM
Amy from Manhattan

If Mr. Sullivan gave the name of the African-American gentleman in Ft. Greene who knows so much about the history of the area, I didn't hear it. Is he well-known? It sounds like he should be.

Sep. 03 2013 01:23 PM
LINDA from Bergenfield, NJ

I hope you will talk about Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, NJ, where you can find the Bridge that Saved the Nation. Geprge Washington spend considerable time living at the Von Steuben House and drilled the troops in the nearby fields.

Sep. 03 2013 10:23 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.