Chestertown, MD, September 10, 2002 — The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College presents "The Pirate and the Gallows; or, A Tale of Two Terrors," a lecture by Marcus Rediker, Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 7.30 p.m. in Washington College's Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Rediker is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750, and, with Peter Linebaugh, The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. He is the recipient of the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize, the Organization of American Historians' Merle Curti Social History Award, and most recently, the International Labor History Award.
Rediker's lecture is the second in a four-part Maritime Lecture Series sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience in partnership with Sultana Projects, an organization that provides unique, hands-on educational experiences in colonial history and environmental science on board Chestertown's reproduction 18th Century Schooner Sultana. The series will continue this fall with a lecture October 10, 2002, by John Broadwater, internationally known underwater archaeologist and manager of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, established to preserve the sunken ironclad U.S.S. Monitor; and a lecture November 7, 2002, by Lisa Norling, author of Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870, discussing the role of women in the American whaling industry.
Look for coming announcements or contact Kees deMooy, Program Manager for the C.V. Starr Center, at 410-810-7156, or visit online at http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu for a complete program of events and times.