Peter Mancall on Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson
In a most unlikely pairing, Historian Peter Mancall appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on July 14. Mancall, director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, discussed – and took some ribbing about – his new book, Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson. Much of the research was done at The Huntington.
July 14, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Peter Mancall examines the seven-month predicament and subsequent mutiny of Henry Hudson's journey into the Arctic. Watch video > 5:17
Read an excerpt of Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson in Huntington Frontiers magazine.
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Peter C. Mancall is Professor of History and Anthropology and Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. He received his Ph.D. in 1986 from Harvard University.
He is the author of Hudson’s Fatal Journey: Mutiny on the Voyage of Discovery (Basic Books, 2009), Valley of Opportunity: Economic Culture along the Upper Susquehanna, 1700-1800 (Cornell, 1991), Deadly Medicine: Indians and Alcohol in Early America (Cornell, 1995), At the Edge of Empire: The Backcountry in British North America (with Eric Hinderaker, Johns Hopkins, 2003), and Hakluyt’s Promise: An Elizabethan’s Obsession for an English America (Yale, 2007), and the editor of nine books, including Virginia and the Atlantic World, 1550-1624 (University of North Carolina/Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, 2007) and Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery (Oxford, 2006).
Mancall teaches early American history, Native American history, and the history of medicine in USC College, and works frequently with teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of American History, Huntington Library Quarterly, and Reviews in American History and served as guest curator for the show “Jamestown at 400,” on view at the Huntington Library from July to December, 2007. His 48-part lecture course “Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution” is available from The Teaching Company.