The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), long-time PALCUS sponsor and partner presents....
"THE DABNEYS - A Bostonian Family in the Azores (1806-1871)"
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Lançamento da obra "THE DABNEYS - A Bostonian Family in the Azores (1806-1871)"
Obra patrocinada pela FLAD, com o apoio do New Bedford Whaling Museum
A história da família Dabney, em versão em língua inglesa, vai ser apresentada no New Bedford Whaling Museum, zona de onde a família é originária.
"The Dabneys - A Bostonian family in the Azores (1806-1871)" é o título da obra, patrocinada pela Fundação Luso-Americana, com o apoio do New Bedford Whaling Museum.
À semelhança do volume editado em português, também patrocinado pela FLAD, a versão inglesa esteve igualmente a cargo da investigadora Maria Filomena Mónica, em co-autoria com Paulo Silveira e Sousa.
Através deste projecto, desenvolvido e dinamizado por Mário Mesquita desde 2007, a FLAD pretende dar a conhecer ao público a história de uma família americana que fez história nos Açores, nomeadamente na ilha do Faial, onde se estabeleceu o primeiro cônsul americano, John Bass Dabney.
Estas duas obras baseiam-se no legado de Roxanna Lewis Dabney, autora dos Annals of the Dabney Family.
Por ocasião da apresentação do livro, decorrerão várias sessões sob a designação geral de "The Dabney Days", cujo programa pode ser consultado aqui.
THE DABNEYS, A BOSTONIAN FAMILY IN THE AZORES
The Azores early-on became a regular stop for New Bedford whale ships on their world-wandering voyages in pursuit of the leviathan. The archipelago had long been the only mid-Atlantic respite between the Old World and the New, where Yankee whaling masters signed on crew eager to seek their fortunes beyond the watery horizon which encircled them. Nearly raised in boats, seaworthy Azoreans soon took their place amongst the most experienced whalers of New England. Countless voyages over decades formed a veritable bridge of whaleships to a new life in America.
But the islands' strategic location and the conduit of whale ships cannot wholly account for the deep bonds of friendship, which developed between Portugal and America, most notably on these tiny islands, the western-most border of Europe.
For more than 90 years, one extraordinary American family, the Dabneys, made the island of Fayal their home. Boston Brahmins, they were merchants with elite social connections, which were enhanced in no small measure by their political role. Three generations of Dabneys were United States Consuls, forming a diplomatic dynasty that has never been repeated.
But to the people of these insular communities, their actions spoke louder than words in times of great hardship. A close-knit clan, the Dabneys' empathy and munificence toward their hosts became the family's hallmark; together with their impact on the growth of trade, it earned them admiration throughout Portugal and America.
Correspondence both diplomatic and personal was carefully copied in record books and journals. Years after the family departed the islands Roxana Dabney assembled them into The Dabney Annals. Notable today for the breadth of world history they touch, the Annals include some of the great names of the 19th century who visited the islands.
Perhaps more importantly, this remarkable record also reveals the power of individuals to meld lasting friendships between nations.
THE DABNEY DAYS
Book Launchings, Celebrations, and Presentations
Featuring Editor Maria Filomena Mónica, D. Phil, University of Oxford; Assistant Editor Paulo Silveira e Sousa; Mário Mesquita and Charles Buchanan, Members of the Executive Council, Luso-American Foundation; James Russell, NBWM President; Arthur Motta, NBWM Editorial Director; Nuno Brito, Portuguese Ambassador to the United States; Jaime Gama, former President Speaker of the Portuguese Parliament; João Castro, Mayor of Horta; and Rodrigo Oliveira, Regional Under Secretary for External Relations, Azores Regional Goverment.
RSVP to the Events Below
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: (508) 997-0046, ext. 139
By mail: Dabney Book Launch, New Bedford Whaling Museum,
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740
NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM
Saturday, February 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Remarks by His Excellency the Ambassador of Portugal to the U.S., Nuno Brito
Sponsored by the NBWM
and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, UMass Dartmouth
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford
Tuesday, February 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies,
251 Benefit Street, Providence
JACKSON ARTS CENTER
BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Wednesday, February 20th, 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Bristol Community College
In conjunction with an exhibit on the Dabney family,
organized by the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery and LusoCentro
Bristol Community College,
(Building H, Parking Lots 9, 10, 11), Fall River campus
McMULLEN MUSEUM OF ART
Thursday, February 21st, 5:00 p.m.
Remarks by former President Speaker of the Portuguese Parliament, Jaime Gama
Sponsored by the Luso-American Foundation
In conjunction with a major exhibition "Portugal, Jesuits,
and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods"
Boston College, 140 Commonwealth, Devlin Hall 108, Chestnut Hill