The Gaspee Affair of 1772

John McNiff talked about the Gaspee, a British ship that patrolled the waterways off of Providence. In 1772 several prominent… read more

John McNiff talked about the Gaspee, a British ship that patrolled the waterways off of Providence. In 1772 several prominent Providence residents snuck out during the middle of the night and burned the Gaspee to protest new taxes that had been levied by the British.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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The Gaspee Affair of 1772

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Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
First Aired:
Jan 6, 2013
Last Aired:
Jan 19, 2013

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  • Jan 06, 2013 | 6:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 06, 2013 | 5:11pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 07, 2013 | 12:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 12, 2013 | 9:52pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 13, 2013 | 1:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 19, 2013 | 7:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 19, 2013 | 11:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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