Lecture on American Revolution on Long Island

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Lecture on American Revolution on Long Island

 

The Roslyn Landmark Society will host a lecture given by Dr. Joanne Grasso on the book “The American Revolution on Long Island.”

The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Roslyn Village Town Hall located at 1200 Old Northern Blvd. The lecture and parking is free to the public.

The American Revolution sharply divided families and towns on Long Island.

Washington’s defeat at the Battle of Long Island in August 1776 started seven years of British occupation.

Patriot sympathizers were subject to loyalty oaths, theft of property and the quartering of soldiers in their homes. Those who crossed the British were jailed on prison ships with an estimated eleven thousand deaths due to disease and starvation.

Washington’s famed Culper spy ring in Oyster Bay, Setauket and other areas successfully tracked British movements. Grasso explores the story of an island at war.

Grasso is an adjunct associate professor of history and political science specializing as an “Americanist” in the areas of the American Revolution, the American presidency and the founding documents.

She holds an interdisciplinary doctor of arts degree in modern world history, two master of arts degrees in history and government and politics and a bachelor of arts degree in politics, economics and society.

Grasso is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the American Revolution Round Table in New York City.

The lecture and parking are free. No RSVP necessary. Donations accepted. Please call 516-625-4363 or [email protected] or www.roslynlandmarks.org for more information.

 

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