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    Writings of Lewis and Clark

    The history of westward expansion was examined through the writings of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Lewis and Clark led an expedition to explore the West following the Louisiana…

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    Lewis and Clark Discussion

    Mr. Moulton and Mr. Ambrose talked about the Lewis and Clark expedition, their journals and maps, and the significance of their discoveries.

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    Lewis and Clark Journals

    Mr. Cox talked about the importance of the Lewis and Clark Journals in American history and examined the original manuscripts of thirty of their journals.

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    On the Trail with Lewis and Clark

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    Thoreau and Slavery

    Actor Richard Smith, portraying Henry David Thoreau, read Thoreau’s "Slavery in Massachusetts". He then talked about the role of slavery in Thoreau’s lifetime. Thoreau was…

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    Book Discussion on House of the Seven Gables

    Professor Schultz led a book club discussion of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables. She also talked about Hawthorne’s career and writings and meaning of the novel.…

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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…

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    Herman Melville's Arrowhead

    A C-SPAN school bus crew toured Herman Melville’s home in Western Massachusetts. Susan Eisley talked about the life and writing career of Herman Melville.

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne Manuscripts

    Ms. Hodson talked about several manuscripts relating to Nathaniel Hawthorne housed at the Huntington Library.

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    Writings of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Guests examined the history of the women’s rights movement and 19th century social relations through the writing of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Ms. Stanton drafted the…

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton Portrayal

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, portrayed by Ms. Stearns, talked about her role as a pioneer in the women’s rights movement. She was one of the organizers of the first women’s…

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton House

    A portion of a Booknotes program featuring Lynn Sherr was shown. She is the author of Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in her Own Words, published by Times…

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    Sewall-Belmont House

    The C-SPAN School Bus crew visited one of the oldest houses in Washington, D.C. which is an historic site in the women’s suffrage movement and the headquarters of the National…

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    Susan B. Anthony House

    A C-SPAN school bus crew toured the Susan B. Anthony House.

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    Thoreau Discussion

    In a discussion titled, “Is Thoreau Alive and Well in Concord Today?,” teachers, students, Walden Pond Park staff members and others expressed their ideas about Henry David…

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography

    Mr. Stollar discussed the life and legacy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, including background, family, character, education, influences and experience. After his prepared remarks he…

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    Emerson and Thoreau Manuscripts

    The curator talked about the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and showed manuscripts of some of their writings and letters. The Huntington Library houses a…

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    Thoreau Institute

    Mr. Cramer described the Thoreau Institute, a research facility and collection of Henry David Thoreau writings and other items.

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    Writings of Emerson and Thoreau

    Guests discussed the history of the Early Republic, the transcendental movement, and American intellectual history through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David…

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    The Old Manse

    Ralph Waldo Emerson composed his essay on nature in the house called “The Old Manse.” It was the family home, and Emerson moved in with his father, who lived there, after his…

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