Alcohol was a subject of deep concern for Indigenous nations and settler governments in early America, but, though all agreed that the alcohol trade was dangerous, they did not assess the problem or its remedies in the same ways.
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced “Alcohol, Sovereignty, and Social Segregation in New Netherland,” a virtual program with Erin Kramer set for Thursday, March 9th.
In this program, Trinity University Professor Erin Kramer will discuss her recent journal article, “That She Shall Be Forever Banished From This Country”: Alcohol, Sovereignty, and Social Segregation in New Netherland.
Kramer will discuss seventeenth-century alcohol ordinances and their enforcement, uncovering the differences between Indigenous and Dutch interpretations of alcohol’s destructive effects to community and sovereignty.
This program will begin at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $8, free for Historical Society members. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
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