Historical Society brings a ‘revolutionary’ talk to the Moorestown Library

Join the Historical Society of Moorestown at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Moorestown Library for a special talk titled “Surviving the American Revolution.”

Historian Aaron Sullivan explores the British occupation of Philadelphia during the War for Independence, chronicling the experiences of a group of people who were pursued, pressured and at times, persecuted, because they did not want to choose a side in the conflict. For these people, the war was neither a glorious cause nor an unnatural rebellion but a dangerous and costly crisis to be carefully navigated.

Historian-author Aaron Sullivan lives near Philadelphia and holds a doctorate in history from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Letourneau University. Sullivan’s new book “The Disaffected: Britain’s Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution” explores the plight of those who did not pick a side in the Revolutionary War. The book was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in March.

Registration for this event is requested. To register, call the Moorestown Library at (856)234–0333. For further information, contact the Historical Society at (856) 235–0353 or email us at Moorestownhistory@comcast.net.