The Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Mar 5, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 33:07 mins

Some of the biggest names in American history are tied up with the 19th century opium trade, including FDR’s grandfather. Steven Ujifusa tells us how this lucrative trade drove the race to build the world’s fastest clipper ship. Guest: Steven Ujifusa, historian and author of, "Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship."