Colonial New York as a Model for our Nation (Thursday, October 27)

In our fourth 2022 Leisler Institute collaboration, Patricia Bonomi will discuss Colonial New York as a Model for our Nation. New York contributed vital elements to the formation of the United States and this talk will highlight the special significance of New York’s religious and racial diversity, its unique geography, and its tumultuous politics.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 6 – 7pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: This event is free and no registration is required.

Photo: “New York City — View of the Fort and Town. Circa 1708.” from The Lord Cornbury Scandal by Patricia Bonomi and in the Collection of the New-York Historical Society


Patricia U. Bonomi is Professor Emerita at New York University, where she taught American history for 27 years, specializing in the colonial and early national periods. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the Seminar on Early American History & Culture at Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D. in 1970.  Her books include A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New YorkUnder the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America; and The Lord Cornbury Scandal: The Politics of Reputation in British America.

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of the Van Dyke Family Foundation and Hudson River Bank and Trust.