Title

Titanic and the People on Board: A Look at the First, Second, and Third Classes

Date

5-29-2014 10:20 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 10:35 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Department

History

Session Chair

David Doellinger

Session Title

History Senior Thesis Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Kimberly Jensen and David Doellinger

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This thesis paper will focus on the treatment, safety, and heroism of the first, second, and third class passengers on board the White Star Line passenger ship the RMS Titanic. The paper uses primary sources such as newspaper coverage of the sinking, journals, and legal inquires. The newspapers and inquires questioned whether there were enough lifeboats on board for all of the passengers on board. The newspapers that covered the event, gave a biased perspective of how the loss of social and economic elites affected the American society, with very little attention on the steerage passengers.

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Titanic and the People on Board: A Look at the First, Second, and Third Classes

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

This thesis paper will focus on the treatment, safety, and heroism of the first, second, and third class passengers on board the White Star Line passenger ship the RMS Titanic. The paper uses primary sources such as newspaper coverage of the sinking, journals, and legal inquires. The newspapers and inquires questioned whether there were enough lifeboats on board for all of the passengers on board. The newspapers that covered the event, gave a biased perspective of how the loss of social and economic elites affected the American society, with very little attention on the steerage passengers.