Hear from Stephen Puleo, one of Boston’s best-loved historians, about his new book, Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America’s First Humanitarian Mission, which casts light on the special relationship between Ireland and the United States, going back to 1847. Puleo is a historian, college teacher, public speaker, and the author of seven books including Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919.
Jean Maguire, Library Director at American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society, will moderate.
This talk is part of the virtual author event series American Stories, Inspiration Today .
BIO: Jean Maguire
Jean Maguire is the Library Director at American Ancestors │ New England Historic Genealogical Society, responsible for overseeing the organization’s library and special collections, patron services and preservation, as well as the Society’s volunteer program. Her areas of research expertise include Irish genealogy and Italian genealogy
BIO: Stephen Puleo
Stephen Puleo is a historian, college teacher, public speaker, and the author of seven books, including Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and contributor to American History magazine, the Boston Globe, and other publications, he has taught at Suffolk University and UMass-Boston.