Fort Fever Series

"Selective Service: Soldiers of Color in the Atlantic World"

How open was military service in European and American armies of the 18th century to Africans and those of African descent? Join Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator Matthew Keagle to explore how the armies of the early modern Atlantic World policed the boundaries of race and military service during an era of global imperial conflict. This program will provide context to the complex, and often contradictory, history of soldiers of color on both sides of the Atlantic ocean in the 18th century.

Tickets are $10 per person. Free admission is offered to Fort Ticonderoga Members and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders.