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George Washington and the Culper Spy Ring

Research Materials about George Washington, the Culper Spy Ring, and the American Revolutionary War


Online Videos and Podcasts

Washington's Spy Letters.
Interview with Kristen Nyitray and Chris Filstrup conducted by Chris Kretz and Connie Currie for the Long Island History Project

Morton Pennypacker: Long Island Spy Hunter.
Interview with Gina Piastuck, Steve Boerner and Andrea Meyer conducted by Chris Kretz for the Long Island History Project

The Truth Behind the Spies: Decoding AMC’s Turn.
Interview with Three Village Historian Bev Tyler conducted by Chris Kretz for the Long Island History Project

Culper Spy Ring: Path Through History (3:41)

Setauket During the Revolution. (1:43:55)
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library (Setauket, New York) presented a panel discussion: "Setauket During the Revolution: What You Didn't Know, but Aren't Afraid to Ask..." featuring panelists: Barbara Russell, Beverly Tyler, Bob Winowitch, Mark Rothenberg and Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan. Moderated by Carolyn Emerson. March 15, 2015.

America's First Spy RingTravel Channel.

Links to videos via Google (search term "Culper")

DVDs and VHS

Arts and Entertainment Network., A & E Home Video (Firm), New Video Group., & History Channel (television network). (1999). Spies of the Revolutionary War. New York: A & E Television Networks.

Ackroyd, D., Fincke, S., Goubeaux, R., Milio, J., MPH Entertainment (Firm), History Channel Club., History Channel (Television network), ... A & E Home Video (Firm). (2006). The American Revolution: Spies of the Revolutionary War. S.l.: History Channel Club.

Card, O. S., Card, O. S., & Living History Productions. (1982). The beginning of victory; spies and traitors. Eitwanda [i.e. Etiwanda], CA: Living History Productions.

Durling, M. C., McCluney, R. L., Wagner, W. G., White, W. E., & Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. (2002). In the general's secret service. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Sztabnik, G. (2007). The spies of the Revolution: a historical documentary. [S.l.]: Skyscape Productions.

Author Alexander Rose discusses the Culper Spy Ring

Online Audio and Visual Resources

There are an increasing number of excellent web sites that have audio-visual primary source material.

Internet Archive: a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.

YouTube:  find speeches and historic news items, as well as musical and cinematic treasures.