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