James Leander Cathcart and Richard O’Brien were uniquely suited to their jobs, from one point of view: they had spent a lot of time in
In this bonus holiday episode, we explore the consular life of Joel Roberts Poinsett, everyone’s favorite holiday historical figure.
In Episode 6 of our podcast, we introduced you to the activities of the first US Consul to China, Major Samuel Shaw. Shaw’s first voyage
Within a year of the end of the American Revolution, the United States sent a ship to China, where the government hoped Americans could start
In this episode, we meet Liverpool consul James Maury, whose job included helping American sailors who had been shipwrecked, were out of work–or were impressed