Fieldstone Common interview with Eric Jay Dolin, author of When America First Met China.
The podcast of the interview is now available.
You can learn more about Eric Jay Dolin and his books from his website and you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
When American First Met China was published by the Liveright imprint of WW Norton & Company and copies are available for sale through Amazon.com and other booksellers.
You can watch a brief (less than 3 minute) video of When America First Met China to learn more about the book.
Some of the real life characters mentioned in the book were Robert Morris, financier of the American Revolution; and shipping magnates John Jacob Astor, Stephen Girard and Elias Hasket Derby.
The interview also touched on the history of tea and the environmental factors associated with the trade of seal and sea otter furs as well as sandalwood.
Harriet Low was the name of the young woman who snuck into Canton, China, defying a ban on women.
Cleopatra's Barge was the Boston-built ship sold to the King of Hawaii.
Our sponsor for this episode was Houstory Publishing, makers of the Home History Book and the Heirloom Registry. Houstory Publishing is offering Fieldstone Common listeners a 20% discount on their brass plate Heirloom Registry Packages through November 15, 2012. Use the Offer Code: FIELDSTONEBRASS
-- (IN ALL CAPS) checking out at the Heirloom
The Liveright imprint of WW Norton & Company, the publisher of When America First Met China, donated two copies of the book that were given as a door prizes during the live show. One copy went to a listener in Boston and the other to one in Pennsylvania. A big thank you to the Liveright for their generosity!