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Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Guests talked about the history of the antebellum era, the transcendental movement, and national politics prior to the Civil War through the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter, befriended President Pierce, and became involved with the utopian movement at Brook Farm.2,770 views
The program was telecast from his birthplace near the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts and included several artifacts relating to Hawthorne’s life.
Writings of James Fenimore Cooper
Guests examined the history of the late 18th and early 19th century frontier and Native-American relations though the writings of James Fenimore Cooper. Cooper wrote several frontier-themed novels, including The Last of the Mohicans.1,941 views
The program was telecast from the Fenimore Art Museum which houses several manuscripts and artwork inspired by Cooper’s novels.