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Evening Lecture

Mutiny on the Hermione and the Presidential Election of 1800

Presented by A. Roger Ekirch
Doors open at 6:00pm

In 1797, the Royal Navy suffered the bloodiest mutiny in the annals of British history, which led to the extradition from America and the hanging by the British, of a purported American sailor, Jonathan Robbins. Widely overlooked by historians, Robbins’ martyrdom provoked a popular uproar and a constitutional crisis over presidential authority that inflamed the tumultuous campaign of 1800.

July 6 Lecture
Earlier Event: July 4
$1 Admission
Later Event: July 10
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