Sat, Apr 09|
Unlikely General: 'Mad' Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America
What made Anthony Wayne an "unlikely general?" Join us for a book discussion and presentation with author Mary Stockwell!
Time & Location
Apr 09, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
About the Event
What made Anthony Wayne an "unlikely general"? He was not President Washington's first choice to lead the army against the Indians in 1792. A womanizer, heavy drinker, and spend-thrift who had suffered a physical and mental breakdown fighting in the last year of the American Revolution, he had just been removed from Congress for voter fraud. But Washington took a chance on Wayne and the rest is history!
Mary Stockwell received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Toledo. Following her graduation, she worked as a writer in business world before becoming a professor of history and department chair. Most recently she was an Earhart Foundation Fellow at the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. She is the author of history books used by young people throughout the United States, including The Ohio Adventure, A Journey through Maine, and Massachusetts, Our Home, the 2005 winner of the Golden Lamp Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for Best Book. Her biography of America's 28th President -- Woodrow Wilson, The Last Romantic -- is part of the First Men: America's Presidents Series. Her latest book -- The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians -- tells the forgotten story of the removal of the Delaware, Seneca, Shawnee, Ottawa, and Wyandot to Kansas and Oklahoma during the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s.
This event will be hosted VIRTUALLY via WebEx. Those who register will receive a link upon registration. The session will also be live-streamed on the Dey Mansion Facebook page at www.facebook.com/deymansion.
This event is FREE and sponsored by the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners & Friends of Dey Mansion, Inc.