Dr. Cathryn Pearce presents the BBC Documentary Timewatch: The Wreckers tonight
by Kathleen McCoy |
Monday, September 8, 7 p.m.
Consortium Library, room 307
Attention maritime history buffs, archeologists, British historians and pirate lovers everywhere. Dr. Cathryn Pearce presents the BBC documentary "Timewatch: The Wreckers." In it we uncover the extraordinary social history of 18th century Britain and the much misunderstood wrecker profession--from their reputation in being the most brutal of plunderers to being the most brave and skillful of pirates.
Dr. Cathryn Pearce is a major contributor to the "Timewatch" series and spent four years researching the subject of wrecking for her doctoral degree. She teaches in the History Department at Kenai Peninsula College/UAA.
The UAA Campus Bookstore and UAA Student Life and Leadership are sponsoring this free event. Contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 for additional information.