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“Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them,” author Sian Evans in discussion with broadcast journalist Robin Young.
The American Inspiration author series by American Ancestors New England Historic Genealogical (NEHGS) and WBUR CitySpace present author Siân Evans and her new work of social history.

Join us for afternoon journey back to the Golden Age of Ocean Liners and learn more about their passages and travelers of the past. During the early twentieth century, transatlantic travel was the province of the great ocean liners. Extraordinary journeys were undertaken by many women—some traveled for leisure, some for work; others to find new opportunities. The ocean liner was a microcosm of contemporary society, divided by class: from the luxury of the upper deck, playground for the rich and famous, to the cramped conditions of steerage or third class travel. The second class carried a new generation of professional and independent women. Entertaining and informative, Evans’ work portrays a unique time in American history and the stories of the women whose journeys changed the shape of the society.

Following her illustrated presentation, author Siân Evans will be in a conversation with broadcast journalist Robin Young and answer audience questions (submitted below).

This program is made possible by the Brue Family Learning Center at American Ancestors NEHGS

Aug 5, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Siân Evans
Siân Evans is the author of "Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses between the Wars" among other works. Based in London, she is a freelance film consultant for the National Trust and earned a MA in Cultural History from the Royal College of Art. Her articles have appeared in Daily Mail, the Daily Express, The Lady, and BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine, as well in National Trust publications.
Robin Young
Robin Young has been the co-host of NPR/WBUR’s "Here & Now" for over 20 years. She brings a long career in broadcast journalism to her role at "Here & Now". She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker; has reported for NBC, CBS and ABC; and has received several Emmy Awards in addition to radio's regional Edward R. Murrow award.