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Fort Pitt Museum Speaker Series: Dr. Fred Anderson

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Presented by Fort Pitt Museum at Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh PA

Jun 30 2018
Fort Pitt Museum Speaker Series: Dr. Fred Anderson

The Fort Pitt Museum hosts Dr. Fred Anderson, author of “Crucible of War” and “The War That Made America” for a discussion of the hidden history of the fall of Fort Duquesne.

Since the 18th century, historians have credited General John Forbes’s success in seizing Fort Duquesne principally to the deliberation and care he took in building the road and forts that constituted his “covered approach” to the Forks of the Ohio. Modern scholars have added to the picture by emphasizing the decisive effects of intercultural diplomacy that paralleled Forbes’s fort-and-road-building and culminated in the separate peace that the Delawares negotiated with the British at

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$20 for adults; $10 for students and History Center members

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