History presentation on privateering in the revolution

Oct 18, 2022

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The Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust will be holding its annual meeting on Monday, Oct. 24 at the North Branch Library, located at 211 Cross Road.

Doors open for the meeting at 5 p.m.

Following the meeting, there will be discussion with author Eric Jay Dolin on the history of privateering during the American Revolution as published in his book “Rebels at Sea.” 

Privateering, initiated in Massachusetts as Dolin recounts, also hits very close to home. 

Dartmouth’s historic Akin family’s support for independence, and the likelihood that the prosperous coastal traders engaged in privateering during the Revolution, brought them unwanted attention from the British troops, who burned New Bedford and neighboring villages in September 1778.

Dolin is the author of fifteen books, including “Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America;” “A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes;” and “Black Flags, Blue Waters: An Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates.”

The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing at 7:30 p.m.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Face masks are not required, but are encouraged. 

For more information, visit dhpt.org/events/.

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Event Date: 

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 5:00pm