This Thursday, February 22, Dr. David William Voorhees, director of the Jacob Leisler Institute, will present a talk at the Hudson Area Library with a titillating title and a sobering subtitle: "Libelers, Monsters, and Rebels: The Jacob Leisler Institute and Research into New York's Neglected English Colonial Period."
The talk, which is part of the History Room's Local History Speaker Series, will explore the Zenger Trial, the Claverack Giant and local Native American tribes, the so-called Negro Conspiracy of 1741, and Jacob Leisler and the 1689-1691 Leisler's Rebellion. The focus of the presentation will be on "the integration of various European ethnic groups (Huguenots, Germans, Duth, English, etc.) into a broader English colonial melting pot, and on the English manorial and political systems that continue to impact this region today."
The event begins at 6 p.m. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period and refreshments. The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 518 828-1792, ext. 101; or visit the main desk at the library.
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