Liberty Kids Series
EPISODE 33: James and Henri follow the ups and downs of General Nathanael Greene’s efforts finding it exhausting for all but the most stalwart of people. Sarah is outraged when she discovers the great Thomas Jefferson keeps slaves. They discuss the issue with Sarah, as always, defending the rights of those who are being persecuted by others.
HISTORICAL CONTENT: General Nathanael Greene replaces Horatio Gates as the American commander in the south (10/16/80). Trying to win the hearts and minds of the Southern populace, he leads Cornwallis on a six-month chase that exhausts the British troops and leads Cornwallis to move into Virginia (12/80-3/81). Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson is forced by Benedict Arnold to abandon the Governor’s residence in Richmond.
EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: More times than not, the victor is the person who simply refuses to ever surrender.
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