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A Frontier Place: The Transformation of Colonial Albany, 1756-1763 with Dr. Elizabeth George

This is a virtual program, presented on Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to SCHS members before the presentation.  Join us for a virtual presentation by Dr. Elizabeth George, discussing her recent publication, "A Frontier Place: The Transformation of Colonial Albany, 1756-1763." Colonial Albany’s location meant that residents experienced war and the military as a matter of daily life, taking an economic and psychological toll on the residents. Albany residents’ interactions with the British army ultimately transformed Albany’s insular backcountry culture and society. As the Albany region became less isolated and more connected to wider colonial and imperial communities, it resulted in a blurring of cultures that was a hallmark of the ever-westward New York borderland. Dr. Elizabeth George is Associate Professor of History at Taylor University. Her research and teaching interests include women and American history, public history, and the intersection of games and learning. Dr. George's publications include “ ‘A Frontier Place’: Albany and the New York Borderland, 1756-1763,” in the New York History Journal, “Life Lessons: A Game Takes Students to Renaissance Rome,” in Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, and  “Intimate Enemies: Captivity and Colonial Fear of Indians in the Mid-Eighteenth Century Wars.”  in Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.