Phil Hatfield: America's Ocean

Phil Hatfield

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Consider the history of the United States in the Pacific

The Pacific has been an ocean of communication, trade and shifting political influences for centuries. Since the earliest days of the Republic, American eyes turned to it as a source of riches and influence for the fledgling nation. In this illustrated lecture, based on maps, photographs, cartoons and other items from the British Library’s collections, Philip Hatfield looks at how and why the influence of the United States has grown in the Pacific; as well as the consequences borne by the ocean, its islands and peoples. 

Philip Hatfield is Head of the Eccles Centre for American Studies and has held a range of curatorial posts at the British Library. His illustrated history of Arctic exploration, Lines in the Ice, was published by the British Library in 2016.


Name: Phil Hatfield: America's Ocean
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £12.00
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