Brown Bag "A Great and Rising Nation": Naval Exploration and Empire in the Early American Republic, 1815-1860 4 January 2017.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Michael Verney, University of New Hampshire

This project examines the global exploring expeditions of the United States Navy in the antebellum era.  While not every mission was successful, each voyage helped the nation pursue Great Power status and global empire before the Civil War.