Environmental Legacies: How the War of Independence Affected the Natural World in Predictable and Surprising Ways Lecture

Jul 15
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
Virtual & 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY, 10004
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We don't always consider the powerful impact that the War of Independence had on the physical landscape of 18th century America – much less how those impacts might still be seen and felt today. Join Professor David C. Hsiung for fascinating insights into the lasting legacies of the Revolution on the natural world, including deforestation at Valley Forge, raids that seized animals but also produced some surprisingly "positive" effects, and lead musket balls left on battlefields that may only now be poisoning the land.*