The American Revolution Round Table of New York

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New York's Revolutionaries
Alexander McDougall
Alexander McDougall (1732-1786), born in Scotland, was a New York City seaman, merchant, and pamphleteer before serving in military posts throughout the Revolutionary War.

Contact: Mr. David W. Jacobs, Chairman
8 Spencer Avenue
Niantic, Connecticut 06357

phone: (860) 739-5505

ARRT-NY welcomes all individuals with a sincere interest in the history of the American revolutionary era, and boasts an interesting mix of academic, professional, avocational, and age backgrounds. Regular dues are only $40 per season, payable in October. (There are discounts for student, senior, and family members.)

Prix-fixe dinners are $45.00 per member, $55.00 per guest. (This also comprises our private accommodation and table service.)

One may join ARRT-NY at a meeting, or at any time, by downloading, printing, and mailing our convenient dues form (PDF, 71K), and following instructions on the form.

Current Members of the ARRT-NY Board of Governors

  • Chairman -- David W. Jacobs (e-mail)
  • Program Chair -- Dr. Joanne Grasso
  • Book Review Chair -- Lynne Saginaw
  • Newsletter Editor -- Frederick Cookinham (e-mail)
  • Secretary-Treasurer & Webmaster -- Jon Carriel (e-mail)
  • At-Large: John Buchanan, Polly GuĂ©rin, Arthur Lefkowitz, Andrea Meyer
  • ARRT-NY's Annual Best Book Awards

    An ancillary activity of the organization is the annual announcement of our considered choice for the best book on the subject of the American Revolution published in the previous calendar year. All members are invited to nominate their candidates, and the ARRT-NY Board of Governors makes the final decision. A certificate of the honor is sent to the winning author. Below are the most recent selections.

    2016 George C. Daughan Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence
    2015 Thomas Fleming The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation
    2014 Tim McGrath Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
    2013 Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire
    2012 Todd Andrlik Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News
    2011 Maya Jasonoff Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in a Revolutionary World
    2010 Benjamin Karp Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America
    2009 Thomas Fleming The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers
    2008 Thomas M. Truxes Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York
    2006 Charles Rappleye Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution