Virtual Author Series featuring Andrew Wehrman
February 11, 2024 - February 11, 2024
The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. The Contagion of Liberty: The Politics of Smallpox in the American Revolution is a timely and fascinating account of the raucous public demand for smallpox inoculation during the American Revolution and the origin of vaccination in the United States. In The Contagion of Liberty, author Andrew Wehrman describes a revolution within a revolution, where the violent insistence for freedom from disease ultimately helped American colonists achieve independence from Great Britain. Andrew Wehrman is a historian, writer, and associate professor of history at Central Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and an M.A.T. and B.A. from the University of Arkansas. His research and teaching focuses on Colonial and Revolutionary America and the history of medicine, disease, and public health. Your participation in this online program through the Center for Digital History supports Fort Ticonderoga’s mission to preserve, educate, and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations.
Date & Time:February 11, 2024 02:00 PM to February 11, 2024 03:00 PM
Admission Price:General Public: $10
Fort Ticonderoga Members: FREE | To receive the Member discount, first register with our website by selecting the “Register” button in the upper right-hand corner. Already registered? Then select “Sign In.” Once signed in, your member discount will be applied.
You must register for this program by 5pm Friday, February 9th.