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Lecture - "Cleave America, Patriot Flames 1774": The Fate of the Brigantine Peggy Stewart and Those Whose Lives She Touched

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Time: 3:30 pm

The ship, the brigantine Peggy Stewart, sailed into infamy in 1774, a year when a sea of turbulence was in the colony of Maryland and especially here in Annapolis. Learn about this infamous Brigantine with author Dan E. Hobbs. 20221018-Cleave-America-Burning-of-the-Peggy-StewartHis research and narrative of pre-Revolutionary history shares the turmoil found up and down the Atlantic Coast preceding and following the Tea Party in Boston. His novel seeks to share the American story when our political cleave, or division, led to dreadful violence, but ultimately to a cleave, a clinging together, and eventually the birth of a United States of America. 

Mr. Hobbs explores this division in his book presentation, Cleave America, Patriot Flames 1774: The Fate of the Brigantine Peggy Stewart and those Whose Lives She Touched, by creating a story about ordinary folks - farmers, merchants, seamen, and laborers - who were pulled and pushed by the tides and winds of social change. Join HA on the outdoor terrace of the William Paca House for this presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

Limited quantities of the book will be available for purchase. If you have a pre-purchased book, you are welcome to bring it with you for signing!

Cost: $15 General Admission; $10 for HA Members and Docents

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20221018-Cleave-America-Dan-HobbsAbout Our Presenter: Dan E Hobbs is a retired military officer and former Air Force futures consultant to the Department of Defense. He has written extensively in technical, military, often classified, settings. He began to transform his technical writing skills into creative writing several years ago. Now retired, he now spends most of his time volunteering in local and international Christian ministries. His spare time is reserved for his creative writing passion. After spending the predominance of his career looking to the future, he has turned his vision to America’s past, seeking instances where faith transformed the lives of ordinary Americans. He passionately enjoys taking decisive historical events and adding the power of imagination to create compelling, readable stories that teach life lessons.

Dan and Eileen have been married over 46 years and have two grown sons, Dr. Dan, cardiologist, and Dr. Tim, theoretical physicist, and three grandsons, Daniel, Nathaniel, and Samuel. Dan E, a.k.a., GranDan, lives in historic Smithfield, Virginia.

 

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