The Revolutionary War: A Military History

American Revolutionary War syllabus – Little Falls

The Little Falls Public Library is pleased to announce an upcoming reading and discussion series, “The Revolutionary War: A Military History,” as presented by the writer and historian Giacomo Calabria. Sessions will be conducted Saturdays, March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. These events are free and open to the general public, but registrations for the sessions are required. To register, you can stop in to sign up at the library’s information kiosk during the library’s regular business hours or call 315-823-1542 to reserve your spot.

“The Revolutionary War: A Military History” seeks to educate participants on the military science of the American Revolutionary War through a selection of primary texts from United States history. Topics of discussion will include the inner workings of the Continental Congress, American and British military strategies, Revolutionary-era weapons and technologies, and a selection of the war’s battles and campaigns with a particular emphasis on New York’s Mohawk Valley. Participants will walk away from this program more familiar with the Revolutionary War and be empowered to learn more about U.S. military history.

The initial March 18th session, “The Minutemen,” will focus on Lexington-Concord, the Boston campaign, and Bunker Hill. The March 25th session, “The Turning Point,” will focus on the New York and New Jersey campaigns, including the Battle of Saratoga. The April 1st session, “The Mohawk Valley,” will focus on the Northern Theatre of the Revolutionary War, including the Battle of Oriskany and Fort Stanwix. The concluding April 8th session, appropriately “The War’s End,” will focus on The Southern Campaign, Gulf Coast, and Yorktown. Audience participation in all sessions is welcome and encouraged. Feel free to bring questions for open discussion.

The program’s presenter, Giacomo Calabria, is a Humanities New York scholar and author of numerous diverse articles and stories, including “Abraham Lincoln’s Steampunk Presidency” and “The Political Science of the Game of Thrones.” Mister Calabria has presented multiple programs at the Little Falls Public Library in the past, which were engaging, educational and well-received. This series should be no exception.

For more information on this and other upcoming library events, you can visit the Little Falls Public Library’s website at, check out the library’s Facebook homepage at, or contact by phone at 315-823-1542. The Little Falls Public Library appreciates this opportunity to share history and culture with the community!