Southport: Death, Disease & Economic Life (1742-1919)

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In conjunction with our Special Collections exhibition Summer by the Sea: Sloop Logs and Ledgers, Richard “Deej” Webb will explore the darker side of life for the sailors, captains, and residents of Southport’s once thriving commercial harbor. Find out how depression, opioid addiction, and more impacted the daily lives and industry of this New England coastal community.

Richard “Deej” Webb is an author, award-winning educator, and documentary filmmaker. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he has taught history for 24 years at both the high school and college levels. A featured presenter in the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Prohibition documentary Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb is also co-creator and co-producer with Robert Williams of a documentary film Gatsby in Connecticut and the companion book Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda.


July 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
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