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Join historian and author Siân Evans for this lecture on the fascinating social history of the Queen Mary — and the generation that was forever changed by its journeys across the Atlantic.
Drawing on the research for her new book, Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them, Evans guides participants through the world-altering culture of transatlantic travel in the 20th century, showing the vital role the Queen Mary played during World War II and in the geopolitical power dynamics of the day.
Participants will gain a greater understanding of the ocean liner as a microcosm of modern society, divided by class: from the luxury of the upper deck, playground for the rich and famous, to the cramped conditions of steerage or third-class travel. Understand why Cary Grant referred to it as the “The Eighth Wonder of the World,” its harrowing journey during the breakout of World War II and the vital role it played in the war thereafter, its symbolic aura among global power brokers, the untold stories of the luminaries and everyday people who traveled on it, the ways in which it empowered women traveling back and forth between the US and Europe for the first time, and how it changed the way we conceived of work and leisure.
Purchase Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them.
This program will take place on Tuesday, September 14 from 1-2 pm ET. This program will be recorded for later viewing by registrants.
Online programs:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase
Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y
Siân Evans is the author of several books, including Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses between the Wars. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine, Coast Magazine, National Trust Members’ Magazine, and The Lady. A freelance film consultant for the National Trust, she has an MA in Cultural History from the Royal College of Art, London.
The History of the Queen Mary