The Newburgh Conspiracy, Part Three

9:05 Published March 13, 2015

Historian James Kirby Martin on the Newburgh Conspiracy of 1783. In this segment, Professor Martin discusses some of the requests made of Washington to become a dictator, the recruitment of General Horatio Gates as the leader of the movement, the first Newburgh Address, and George Washington's early, canny moves against this growing coup. James Kirby Martin is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of History at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

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