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Raid on Deerfield Discussed in Next War and Society Roundtable PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 07, 2008
Contact Angela Kilcrease   

HATTIESBURG, Miss.  – The Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi will continue its series of roundtables Tuesday (Jan. 8) at 6:30 p.m. at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County.


Kyle Zelner, assistant professor of history at Southern Miss, will discuss “Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield,” a book by Evan Haefeli and David Sweeney.


The book reconstructs the events surrounding a raid on a vulnerable New England village launched by a combined army of Frenchmen and Native Americans.


Several copies of the book will be available for loan at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County.


The Center for the Study of War and Society serves as a local, national, and international resource for the study of the history of warfare at the social, economic, political, cultural and military levels.


Admission is free. For more information about the series, contact 601.266.4333.


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