PROGRAM CANCELLATION: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joyce Lee Malcolm is no longer able to participate in this program.
In place of this program on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7 PM, New-York Historical and the Bryant Park Reading Room will present a talk with Mary Stockwell, author of Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America.
In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on a wide array of topics including the American Revolution, presidential biography, women’s suffrage, and more.
Benedict Arnold is often remembered for his infamous betrayal of the patriot cause during the American Revolution, but what led this brilliant military commander to so drastically shift his allegiance? Author Joyce Lee Malcom explores Arnold’s complicated life—from his troubled childhood in a pre-revolutionary America to his wartime military exploits and contentious relationship with the Continental Congress—to provide an illuminating portrait of a man whose name is often synonymous with the word “traitor.”
Joyce Lee Malcolm is a professor at George Mason University School of Law and the author of The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.