Extracting the Truth from the Trade: The Delano Family at Home and in China

November 28, 2021 1:11 pm Published by


Presented by historian, speaker and writer Shannon Butler .

On March 4 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!

Explore the Delano family and their rise to fame and fortune as the result of their involvement in the opium trade in China. Butler will offer her insights about the illegal business venture, including the Delano’s experiences during the Opium Wars and what they did with their wealth when they returned to the U.S. Eventually the fortune trickled down to Sara Delano Roosevelt and her son, 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


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