The Maritime, Military, and Revolutionary History of Plymouth Special Lecture
Presented by J. Benjamin Cronin, Ph.D.
Thursday April 25, 2019
Krovitz Library, Plymouth Campus
36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA, 02360
Learn more about the history of Plymouth, ranging from the last Ice Age through the middle decades of the 19th Century. Dr. Cronin will examine the ways the Plymouth region’s physical geography and environment shaped its early history, from Wampanoags and Pilgrims to the Revolutionary War and the 19th century shipbuilding boom. From shipwrecks, naval warfare, haunted swamps, and revolutionary crowd violence – the History of Plymouth and Plymouth County has been anything but peaceful and quiet.
About the Speaker
J. Benjamin Cronin, Ph.D., is an Instructor of History and Government at Quincy College’s Plymouth Campus. A native of Plymouth County, he is a graduate of Duxbury High School. Dr. Cronin holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His doctoral dissertation focuses on Plymouth County in the 18th century. He enjoys camping, fishing, and small boats.