September 13, 2017
Charles Hardy: Fish or Foul? A History of the Delaware River Basin through the Perspective of the American Shad
Professor Charles Hardy is an authority on the Delaware’s best known fish species and its early shad fisheries industry. In this illustrated talk, Professor Hardy used the history of the Delaware River shad fishery as a window into the water quality of the lower Delaware and competing uses of its waters from the 1680s to the present.
A professor of history at West Chester University, Charles Hardy III is the producer of award-winning historical websites and documentaries. Dr. Hardy is the principal author of “Pennsylvanians and the Environment” on ExplorePAhistory.com, for which he also serves as supervising historian.