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BOOK & BOTTLE with John Strong on “America’s Early Whalemen: Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750”
February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
BOOK & BOTTLE: “America’s Early Whalemen: Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750” with author John A. Strong, Ph.D.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.
Members Free; Non-Members $5
Includes light refreshments + admission to current exhibits!
RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100
Dr. John Strong will explore his new book “America’s Early Whalemen” (2018) on the important contributions of Native peoples to colonial America. The Indians of coastal Long Island, closely attuned to their maritime environment, became whalemen integral to the origins and development of the American whaling enterprise from 1650 to 1750. Strong’s research draws on exhaustive sources and addresses labor relations, the role of alcohol and debt, the patterns of cultural accommodations by Native Americans, and the emergence of corporate capitalism in colonial America. A limited number of books will be available for purchase.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Strong is Professor Emeritus of History and American Studies at Long Island University and the author of numerous publications, including “The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island: A History.”
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