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Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution

Evening Lecture ~ Presented by Christopher Wren*

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In this lecture, Wren uses archival research and dozens of primary sources to paint a vibrant portrait of Ethan Allen, a man whose reputation has been transformed by nostalgia and a mythic heroism that never truly existed in Allen’s lifetime. A reexamination of an often-misunderstood part of the American Revolution, Wren argues that Allen and his boisterous Green Mountain Boys were not the revolutionary heroes of lore, and left a legacy of disrespect of authority that continues to manifest itself in America today. 

This book is also our July Book Club selection.


Doors open at 6:00pm and close at 6:50pm.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.