Virtual Author Series featuring David Price
The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Colonial and Revolutionary War history.
The Battle of Harlem Heights is a largely unappreciated milestone in American military history. It was an encounter on upper Manhattan Island on September 16, 1776, that marked the first successful battlefield outcome achieved by George Washington’s troops in the quest for independence from Great Britain. It presaged the gradual emergence of an effective fighting force among the citizen-soldiers of the Continental Army. The cooperative effort of regiments from New England, Maryland, and Virginia—whose men lacked any sense of national identity before the Revolution—indicated the potential for this fledgling army to cohere around a common national purpose and affiliation and become the primary instrument for gaining American independence.
In addition to his book The Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776, David Price is the author of a trilogy about the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution—John Haslet’s World, The Road to Assunpink Creek, and Rescuing the Revolution. David has been awarded the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze Good Citizenship Medal in recognition of his work as an author, speaker, and historical interpreter at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania and Princeton Battlefield State Park in New Jersey. He holds degrees in political science from Drew University and Rutgers University, and lives in Lawrence Township, NJ. More information about David and his work, including his Revolutionary War blog “Speaking of Which,” can be found at dpauthor.com.
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:January 14, 2024 02:00 PM to 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, January 12th.