Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happening Just a Few Hours from Now

Tonight at 6:00 p.m., the History Room at the Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, the Greenport Historical Society, and the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents the latest in its series of local history talks: "Colonial New York and the World of Jacob Leisler."

Map courtesy Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library
The talk, presented by L. H. Roper, will focus on 17th-century colonial New York and the Hudson Valley in the context of the larger Atlantic World. Speaking about the subject of his talk, Roper commented, "Where does the history of New York fit into the history of colonial America and where does the history of colonial America fit into the history of the wider world? I will discuss the 17th-century European colonization of the greater Hudson Valley and what its history suggests about the character of early Americans."

Roper is a professor in the Department of History at the State University of New York at New Paltz and is co-general editor of The Journal of Early American History. His research at this time focuses on the 17th-century slave trades and the colonization of the area bounded by the Connecticut River and Chesapeake Bay.

The event takes place in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. A question-and-answer period and refreshments will follow the talk.

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