Life on Aquidneck Island during the British-Hessian Occupation, 1776-1779

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:27pm -- lwhite

The 2017 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, November 8 when Fred Zilian, adjunct professor at Salve Regina University, examines life on Aquidneck Island during the British-Hessian Occupation. For almost three years occupying forces held sway over Newport, and island conditions were tense, militarized, regimented, and dangerous.  Daily life greatly differed between citizens who were loyalists and those who were patriots.

Fred Zilian holds a Ph.D. in international relations/strategic studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from West Point in 1970 and completing a 21-year career as an infantry officer in the Army, Zilian was an educator at Portsmouth Abbey School from 1992-2015, where he taught history, ethics, and German. Presently he is an adjunct professor at Salve Regina University, where he teaches history and politics, and is a monthly columnist for the Newport Daily News.

A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5:30 pm, followed by the salon at 6:00 pm. Free for Members; $10 for Non-members. Seating is limited; register online below.

This fall’s Salon Series is generously sponsored by MICHAEL HAYES.


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm