Join Bridget Keown, Matt Bowser, and James Robinson as we join Dr. Bill Fowler, Professor of Early American History and New England Maritime History, educator at Northeastern University from 1971 – 1998, and again 2005 – present (retiring), former President of the Massachusetts Historical Society (1998-2005), and a number of other positions in institutions around New England and elsewhere. He also lectures on cruise ships across the Atlantic.
Dr. Fowler tells us about his career, his thoughts on the place of New England in World History, his experiences at the MHS, being apart of the Boston part of the Bicentennial, being a park ranger in Lexington, and reflects on his plans after academia.
View Dr Fowler’s faculty profile: www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty/william-fowler
From This Episode
Books by Dr. Fowler:
Under Two Flags: The Navy in the Civil War
Silas Talbot: Captain of Old Ironsides
America and the Sea: Treasures from the Collections of Mystic Seaport (co-author)
William Ellery: A Rhode Island Politico and Lord of Admiralty
Rebels Under Sail: The Navy in the Revolution
Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815
Empires at War: The French and Indian War and The Struggle for North America, 1754-1763
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860 by Samuel Eliot Morison
The Breaking History podcast is a production of the Northeastern University History Graduate Student Association.
Producers and Sound Editors are: Matt Bowser and Dan Squizzero
Theme Music was composed by: Kieran Legg