01 - John Paul Jones, Part 1

42m | Feb 28, 2022

John Paul Jones, the Father of the American Navy, is celebrated for his tenacity at sea at a time when the young United States had no naval prowess to speak of. Yet as an individual, he was a flawed and complicated man, with direct ties to slavery and possibly murder as well. In this episode, we explore Jones' early life from his humble beginnings in Scotland, his move to America, and his first raid of the British Isles in command of the Ranger.

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