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David Head

David Head is an historian, author, and lecturer of history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is the author of four books, including Privateers of the Americas: Spanish American Privateering from the United States in the Early Republic, which won the 2016 John Gardner Maritime Research Award at Mystic Seaport Museum, as well as A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution, a finalist for the 2020 George Washington Book Prize.

Articles by this Author

At the end of the War for Independence, Philadelphia nationalists, together with disgruntled officers in the Continental Army at Newburgh, began a plot to challenge congress' authority. But can we really call it a conspiracy?