A talk by Linford Fisher titled The Persistence of Indigenous Enslavement in Dutch and English New York and New Jersey. Indigenous peoples played important roles in the histories of Dutch colonialism and the colonies that later became New York and New Jersey. This public talk delves into one aspect of these histories and interactions, namely, the enslavement (and, at times, transshipment) of local Indigenous populations.
The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History in collaboration with the Hudson Area Library present Reconsidering Slavery in 17th century New Netherland – What do We Know? What Can We Learn? a talk by Dennis J. Maika
The Hudson Area Library History Room presented, in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, “To Trade, Traffique, Buy & Sell as the Rest of the Inhabitants: Jewish commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York”, a talk by Dr. Noah Gelfand.
Dr. Evan Haefeli, historian of colonial North America and the Atlantic world at Texas A&M University, discussed the history of the Iroquois Confederacy’s relations with its Indigenous neighbors to the east and south, especially the people of the Hudson Valley, in a joint program with the Hudson Area Library History Room and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History on Thursday, June 24, 2021
The 2021 Jacob Leisler Institute Lecture series, in co-operation with the Hudson Area Library, kicked off with Institute Director David W. Voorhees presenting a talk on the “Turkish Captivity” of Jacob Leisler.
The Jacob Leisler Institute lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Van Dyke Family Association.
The inaugural lecture of the Jacob Leisler Institute Lecture series, co-hosted by the Hudson Area Library and the Gotham History Center, took place on February 22, 2018. The Institute thanks Brenda Shufelt and Emily Chameides of the Hudson Area Library, Andrea Mosterman of the Gotham History Center, and Tina Lesem of the Leisler Institute for their help in bringing this effort to fruition, and filmmaker Dan Udell for producing this video.