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Lecture: Robert Wells

September 24, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

May 15, 2014, Steven Callahan lectured on "Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea."

Robert Wells: Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea

In 1874 off the southern coast of China, the American ship SS Japan, carrying hundreds of Chinese emigrants, burst into flames and sank when a coal fire swept across its deck. In his book, Robert Wells recounts the Chinese passengers’ working lives in California, and tells the story of America’s complicated relationships with Asia in the 19th century. It’s a story of a shipwreck, piracy and lost treasure, but also of the shared dreams of the Chinese and Americans who sought their fortunes in the American West.

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Date:
September 24, 2015
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Mark Arduini
Phone:
(757) 591-7749
Email:
marduini@marinersmuseum.org

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
http://www.marinersmuseum.org