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A Better South? Ports Towns as Cosmopolitan Beachheads After

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Avery Point Campus

"A Better South? Ports Towns as Cosmopolitan Beachheads After the Civil War"

By; Mark Long, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of History and Social Sciences, Sea Education Association

Join us as we look back in time and examine the transformative nature of the maritime-based economy which shaped the settlement and development of peninsula Florida in the decades following the Civil War.

Lecture series is FREE and open to the public.

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. Please join us for our 21st season. This annual lecture series attempts to span the breadth of human interactions with coastal waters, including speakers from the natural and social sciences. All lectures are held in the auditorium, which is located on the second floor of the Academic Building (disabled accessible). Enter through the Academic Building or through the Student Center. There is a limited-capacity elevator on the first floor of the Academic Building. Please call us with your questions, or concerns, on the limited-mobility access points to the auditorium at 860-405-9025, or email

This series is sponsored by UCONN Avery Point, the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, the Department of Marine Sciences, UCONN and the Maritime Studies Program, UCONN. For more information, a printable lecture flyer, or a campus map, visit our website at or email

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Avery Point Campus (primary), History Department, Maritime Studies, Office of Public Engagement, SeaGrant

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