Eric Jay Dolin

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

Eric Jay Dolin joins us to discuss the history of one of America’s earliest industries: Whaling.

Dolin enumerates several sites to learn more about the history of whaling including the Nantucket Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, and Mystic Seaport Museum which has the Charles W. Morgan, the only remaining wooden whaling ship in the world. You can also watch an excellent gallery talk with New Bedford Whaling Museum curator Akeia Benard, PhD.

[Recorded May 14, 2020.]

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      Eric Jay Dolin is the author of  and A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes (2020), Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates (2018), Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse (2016), When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail (2016), Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America (2012), Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America (2010), and more. A Furious Sky was selected as a “Must Read” book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book for 2021.

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