Book Talk: The Wanderer: The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy that Set its Sails.
Erik Calonius brings to light one of the little known stories of the Civil War period. Built on Long Island, the Wanderer began life as a yacht, but within a year had been outfitted as a slave ship thirty-eight years after slavery was made illegal. Book signing. Free ($5 suggested donation). Melville Gallery (213 Water Street between Fulton & Beekman). For more information call 212.748.8568.
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