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Steam Titans: Cunard, Collins, and the Epic Battle for Commerce on the North Atlantic - Mass Historical Society - Lecture

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Steam travel transformed the Atlantic into a pulsating highway, dominated by ports in Liverpool and New York. American raw materials flowed eastward, while goods, capital, people, and technology crossed westward. While the Anglo-American partnership fueled development worldwide; it also gave rise to a particularly intense competition.

William Fowler (Northeastern University) will guide us through the transatlantic fight that pitted two men, Samuel Cunard and Edward Knight Collins, and two nations using tools of technology, finance, and politics to wrest control of the globe's most lucrative trade route.

Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society

1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Sponsor(s): Massachusetts Historical Society
Time(s): 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Email: programs@masshist.org
Website: https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2288

Date Added: Friday, September 01, 2017
All information is subject to change.

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