Fifth Annual Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History
“Mob Men” and Wappinger Warriors: Revisiting the Battle for Dutchess County, 1766
Dr. James H. Merrell is the Lucy Maynard Salmon Professor of History at Vassar College. His preeminent works are Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier (W.W. Norton, 1999) and The Indians’ New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal (University of North Carolina Press, 1989). His current book project focuses on Native-American and colonial American land battles in the Mid-Hudson Valley during the late colonial era. Dr. Merrell was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990 and a two-time winner of the Bancroft Prize for his works in early American history.
The Handel-Krom Lecture Series in Hudson River Valley History was established through the generosity of community leaders Bernard and Shirley Handel and Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert A. Krom, US Army, Retired to promote knowledge and appreciation for the rich history of this unique and important region of America.