Naval History of the American Revolution
Kicking off our Independence Week Celebration!
Peter and Tyler kick of ASPN's Independence Day Weeklong Celebration with a history lesson provided by Revolutionary Naval Historian Dr. Bill Fowler. For the upstart colonists, the Atlantic Ocean was the primary theater of war, and the American Shoreline as the front line for the fight for independence against the most powerful global power of the time, the Royal Navy. Professor Fowler has taught courses dealing with the history of Boston, maritime history, and the history of New England. He is the former Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon. He has taught at Mystic Seaport Museum and has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Naval War College, and the Sea Education Association. He is a trustee of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Association, The Paul Revere Memorial Association, The Rhode Island Historical Society, Leventhal Map Center at The Boston Public Library, and the Old North Church Foundation. He is a member of the City of Boston Archives Advisory Commission and an honorary member of the Boston Marine Society, as well as an editor of The New England Quarterly.