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Authors on Deck: Bland Simpson

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As part of the United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series in honor of Black History Month, author Bland Simpson will present his literary work, Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press; September 2012). Two Captains from Carolina twines together the lives of two accomplished nineteenth-century mariners from North Carolina--one African American and one Irish American.

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