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Book & Bottle: “America’s Early Whalemen” with John Strong at Suffolk County Historical Society

February 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$5,
Book & Bottle: "America's Early Whalemen" with John Strong at Suffolk County Historical Society

BOOK & BOTTLE Event

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 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.

SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
300 West Main St. Riverhead, NY 11901
www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org

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Date:
February 23, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$5,
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Venue

Suffolk County Historical Museum
300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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Phone
631.727.2881
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