As a follow up to Genesee Community College’s successful Civil War Initiative which included numerous lectures, encampments, parades, Victorian balls and the Heritage Heroes recognition ceremony in Orleans County, GCC’s new history club launched a series of lectures which conclude with a May 4 lecture on Andrew Jackson.
The last lecture is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Batavia Campus in Room T102.
In “Petticoats, Pistols and Prison Ships: Women in the Life of Andrew Jackson,” Dan Hamner, adjunct instructor of history at GCC will discuss the relationships of the seventh President of the United States. Historians have certainly not ignored the women in Andrew Jackson’s life. In fact, these relationships have provided some of the most colorful anecdotes available to his biographers. However, those stories have rarely been told together and more importantly, historians have only just begun to ask what these stories say about Jackson’s view on women and the society in which they all lived, loved and struggled.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and takes place in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building at 7 p.m.