Thursday June 29, 2023 6-7:30PM
The Jacob Leisler Institute & Hudson Area Library are excited to announce our next lecture:
“Hoe woest de werelt” [“How Savage the World”]: The Role of Women in Leisler’s Rebellion
A live Power Point presentation by Dr. David William Voorhees, Thursday June 29, 2023 at 6:00 PM.
Numerous instances of female violence are found in the records of the 1689-1691 New York uprising against King James II’s government popularly known as “Leisler’s Rebellion.” Indeed, historians have noted that women played a prominent role in the uprising. This presentation will explore the causes of this outburst of female violence in New York a generation after the English takeover of New Netherland in both the local and broader Atlantic World contexts.
Dr. Voorhees is director of the Jacob Leisler Papers Project, formerly located at New York University, as well as the Jacob Leisler Institute headquartered in Hudson. He’s also managing editor of de Halve Maen (The Half Moon), a quarterly scholarly journal published by The Holland Society of New York. An NYU research scientist, he is a former managing reference history editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons and has published numerous historical works and articles, and been a consultant on historical exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York and the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan among others.