Matthew Taylor Raffety

Matthew Taylor Raffety is a professor of history at the University of Redlands where he teaches American and Atlantic, and diplomatic history. He holds a BA from Williams College and an M.Phil and Ph.D. from Columbia University. His first book, The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America published by University of Chicago Press in 2013. Most recently, he contributed a chapter on the transnational history of maritime law to A World at Sea: Maritime Practices and Global History (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020). Currently, he is working on a monograph about Nicholas Trist’s difficult years in Havana.

Episode 3: Havana Hard Time as Consul

Oct. 13, 2020

In this episode, we travel to Havana, Cuba to meet the consul Nicholas Trist, as he struggles between the dilemma of morals and money.