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VIRTUAL/IN-PERSON: Invisible Labor: Women’s Work in Whaling Communities

May 17, 11 amnoon.

Long Island was at the heart of commercial whaling, the U.S.A.’s fifth most profitable industry in the 19th century. Long Island Native women ensured industry success by their labor and the mechanisms of survival they built while men were absent, at sea. In this talk, local historian Erin Becker discusses the role of Long Island Native women in this industry. This is a Zoom presentation that will be shown in the library or can be viewed from home. In-person: No registration required.  Library members may register by visiting our website.  For additional inquiries, please call the library at 631-567-5079.