Preble Hall

Naval Science in the Nineteenth Century: Jason Smith

Episode Summary

Abby talks to Dr. Jason Smith about his work studying naval science, particularly the science of hydrography, in the nineteenth-century American navy. We also talk about how to properly contextualize people like Matthew Fontaine Maury, the Father of Oceanography who also held pro-slavery views and supported the Confederacy.

Episode Notes

Preble Hall is produced by the United States Naval Academy Museum.


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