Global Voyages, National Identity, Hidden Histories: Salem and the New Nation
In partnership with the National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Part of a series : Land, Water, and the Human Geography of Early America: Learning from Places
Focal Skills and Dispositions
Inquiry, Evaluating visual (material) evidence
6 PDPs / 1 graduate credit if all three programs in the series are completed
Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $200 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)
Especially for educators of grades 3-12
Prior to the Revolution, Salem shipping was a “pipeline” for goods to and from the slave labor plantations of the English West Indies. After, Salem voyages to India, China, Sumatra, Mauritius, the South Sea Islands and elsewhere fueled American capitalism–and American curiosity about the wider world. But this prosperity, like earlier waves, was built on human suffering, environmental degradation and labor exploitation.
Spend the day with Primary Source and National Park Service specialists at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, learning what the storehouses, merchant homes and public buildings of this once-major maritime city can reveal about larger themes of America’s global history.
Object learning with trade goods, inquiry with historic maps and other archival sources, and a scholar presentation by award-winning historian Dane Morrison (Salem State University) will anchor our day.
An afternoon extension visit (optional; and free of charge) to the Peabody Essex Museum will be available. (This includes the special summer exhibit In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting.)
* Registration is closed *