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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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February CLE; Ethics: Truth & Lore in the American Revolution 

Please join us for our monthly CLE luncheon featuring local author, Peter T. Lubrecht, speaking on what lessons in ethics, civility, and professionalism we can learn from the american revolution and his new book New Jersey Hessians: Truth & Lore in the American RevolutionEach attendee will receive 1 CLE Ethics Credit and a gourmet lunch will be served. CLE certification pending

Presentation Summary

During the American Revolution, Great Britain hired thirty thousand German troops to fight rebellious colonists. Five thousand of those troops marched across New Jersey from Princeton and Trenton all the way to the northern tip of Sussex County. Though popular legend would cast them as cold and vicious mercenaries, many were prisoners of war with little choice. Stories of their exploits still circulate in New Jersey, from the headless Hessian of the Morristown Swamp to the mysterious Ramapo Mountain people.

Join author Pete Lubrecht as he navigates the myth of Hessian troops in New Jersey to separate fiction from fact.  Dr. Lubrecht will shed light on the code of conduct and ethics that influenced the handling of military tribunals, the treatment of prisoners, and the rights of the accused in comparison to today’s norms. Dr. Lubrecht will also discuss in detail the Court Martial of Hessian Captain Pauli and the terms and conditions of the original contract between the British King and the German "Dukes" to hire auxiliary troops to quell the American colonists.

About the Speaker

Peter Lubrecht is the program chairman and a trustee for the Sussex County Historical Society and Museum and for the Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table. He is an adjunct professor at Warren County Community College and a member of the Germania Park Gesang and Schul Verein, as well as the Henry Muhlenberg Chapter of the Steuben Society of America. He has spoken at the New Jersey State Museum, the Sons of the American Revolution, and at many libraries and historical societies. He holds a Ph.D. in educational Theater from New York University and a Master’s Degree in English and Drama Theory from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Dr. Lubrecht is the author of several books including his latest book, New Jersey Hessians: Truth & Lore in the American Revolutionas well as Germans in New Jersey: A History, and New Jersey Butterfly Boys in the Civil War: The Hussars of the Union Army (Civil War Series).  

 Book Signing

Dr. Lubrecht will have copies of his book New Jersey Hessians: Truth & Lore in the American Revolution available for purchase and signing after the close of our meeting.

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