Show Notes: Violet Jessop

Tracy Wilson

The Loss of the SS Titanic. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images) Inset: A public domain photo of Violet Jessop circa 1915.

I don't want to spoil today's episode, so I'll be brief: Violet Jessop survived shipwrecks like it was her job. And in a way, it was her job; she was a steamship stewardess.

Today's listener mail is one of many we got on this subject. This one is from Jane. The episodes of This American Life we talked about are:

Here's a link to the Stuff You Missed in History Class live show we keep talking about.

Episode link: The Unsinkable Violet Jessop

For more knowledge: How the Titanic Worked

My research:

  • Adams, John. "Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970." New Cavendish Books. 1993.
  • "Britannic." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 2 Sep. 2015. http://library.eb.com/levels/referencecenter/article/574146
  • Jessop, Violet. "Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived Both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters." Edited by John Maxtone-Graham. Sheridan House. 1997.
  • "Olympic." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 17 Aug. 2015. http://library.eb.com/levels/referencecenter/article/574148.

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