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Wellesley Historical Society lecture: Steam Titans
October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Wellesley Historical Society lecture series continues
Sunday, October 29, 2017
William Fowler, professor of history at Northeastern University, will discuss his latest book on the epic battle between the United States and Great Britain to dominate commerce in the North Atlantic. The two nations and their leading shipping companies competed vigorously from the early days of steam right up until the American Civil War to see who would be bigger, better, and faster.