Robert Spiegelman wlll Focus on New York's Role in Conflict 

Yonkers, N.Y. - Robert Spiegelman, President of Real-View Media LLC and a Doctor of Sociology at several campuses of the City University of New York, will present his lecture, New York's Civil and Uncivil War: From the Slave Trade and Monuments to the "Gangs of New York" at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in downtown Yonkers. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 PM.


New York was the location for fierce loyalty and opposition to the war. From the officers of West Point and thousands of soldiers from upstate, to downstate draft riots and New York City being a major economic link in the nexus of cotton and slavery, this vivid lecture-presentation examines the immense impact of the Civil War and New York on one another.

The lecture is free thanks to the New York Council for the
Humanities' Speakers in the Humanities program and the support of the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. For information or questions about the event, please call Philipse Manor Hall's Public Programs Coordinator, Robert Lee, at 914-965-4027 x102.

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, the oldest standing building in Westchester County, is one of six historic sites and 15 parks administered by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Taconic Region. The site is located at 29 Warburton Ave. in downtown Yonkers, just blocks from the train station. The historic Manor Hall is regularly open for tours from Tuesday to Saturday. For additional information about Philipse Manor Hall, please visit

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Robert Lee | | (914) 965-4027 

Chris Steber | | (845) 889-3880