Trans Identity and the Incredible Story of Deborah Sampson, Female Revolutionary War Hero
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400 Price: $20
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Join author Alex Myers as he discusses his novel Revolutionary, which explores the fascinating, true story of Deborah Sampson, the legendary woman who disguised herself as a man and fought with distinction during the Revolutionary War. Hear about Myer’s research, historical understandings of gender, and how Sampson’s story fits into our current ideas about trans identity.
Ages 21 and up. Wine included with ticket.
Alex Myers is a teacher, speaker, writer, and advocate for transgender rights. He has a novel, Revolutionary, that was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014, and two forthcoming: Continental Divide, from University of New Orleans Press, and Between Dreams, from HarperCollinsUK.
This talk will be followed by a book signing with the author.Buy tickets/get more info now