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Alex Cain -History with a Side of Soup
Wed, March 22, 2017 at 6:00PM (Eastern)
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Men of Substance and Probity": The Rise of the Minute Men in Essex and York Counties in 1775 
 

On the eve of the American Revolution, most Massachusetts towns began to form minute man companies.  These rapid response units were designed to mobilize into action in the event of a British military strike.  

Join historian and author Alexander Cain as he discusses the steps taken by residents in York County,  Maine and Merrimack Valley, MA  prepare for war with England.  Attention will be given to the formation of minute man companies, how minute men were armed and equipped, who trained them for war and what the minute companies did after they received word of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.  

This lecture will be followed by a hearty soup supper in Jefferds Tavern. BYOB
 
Alexander R. Cain is an educator, writer, and historian.  He graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in economics and New England School of Law with a juris doctrate.   For over two decades he has been an instructor at Merrimack College, Northeastern University, Mount Ida College, Newbury College and several other schools. 
 
Alex is considered one of the leading experts on the role of Massachusetts and New England during the American Revolution. He has authored two books and numerous articles on the War for Independence.  He is currently working on two battlefield preservation projects in Northeastern Massachusetts.

 

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