The Spermaceti Candle Factory Industry in American Economic History

Recording of the The Spermaceti Candle Factory Industry in American Economic History lecuture given at the Oil, Business & Blubber Symposium, July 17, 2018, at the White Heron Theatre.

This lecture examines how William Rotch, a Nantucketer, broke up the first energy cartel: the Spermaceti Candle Trust vs. the House of Rotch.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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