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Patriots and Spies: A Virtual Evening with Historian A.J. Schenkman

A.J. Schenkman is the author of several books about regional history, and has written for Ulster magazine, the Times Herald-Record, Chronogram and on his website, Ulster County History Journal. He joins us to discuss his two most recent books. Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York Spies! Loyalists! Tories! Conspiracy! Strange messages? Codes in invisible ink? The American Revolution was first and foremost a civil war that tore at the very fabric of families as well as society. Patriots were determined to separate from England; while Loyalists were just as determined to defeat what they saw as a rebellion. Many do not know that during several critical periods the war was almost fatally undermined by English sympathizers or in some cases opportunistic Patriots. Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York is a compilation of twelve stories regarding important moments in New York State's history during the American Revolution. Unexpected Bravery: Women and Children of the Civil War. The American Civil War divided the United States from 1861-1865. During those years, over two million soldiers served in both the Union and Confederate Armies. What is little known is that not only the numerous children, some as young 12, enlisted on both sides, but also women who disguised themselves as men in an attempt to make a difference in the epic struggle to determine the future of the United States of America. No registration needed. Please click the link below to join the webinar: Passcode: 031818 Or One tap mobile : US: +16468769923,,83884354153#,,,,*031818# or +13126266799,,83884354153#,,,,*031818# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 Webinar ID: 838 8435 4153 Passcode: 031818 International numbers available: