Stephen Decatur: American Naval Hero

FRI, JUN 9, 2006 (1:01:49)

Historian Robert Allison tells the story of Stephen Decatur’s eventful life at a time when the young republic was developing its own identity. Born to a prominent Philadelphia family in 1779, Decatur became the youngest man ever to serve as a captain in the US Navy at age 25.

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Robert Allison has been a professor of history at Suffolk University for fifteen years and is also the director of the American Studies Program at Suffolk. He received his Phd at Harvard University and has written many books on Boston’s role in the American Revolution.

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