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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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    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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    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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    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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    Susan B. Anthony House

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Nathaniel Hawthorne Manuscripts

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

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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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    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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    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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    Writings of Sojourner Truth

    Guests examined the history of abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and the antebellum period through the writings of Sojourner Truth. She wrote an autobiography, with the help of…

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    An Artistic Tribute to Sojourner Truth

    Several singers, dancers and musicians participated in an artistic tribute to Sojourner Truth entitled “Express Your Truth.”

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    Sojourner Truth Discussion

    Following a broadcast of the C-SPAN American Writers program on Sojourner Truth, panelists answered audience questions about the legacy of Sojourner Truth.

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    Sojourner Truth and Women's History

    Ms. McGill reenacted the fiery rhetoric and speaking style of Sojourner Truth. In the performance she talked about the experiences of Sojourner Truth.

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    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…

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    Cooperstown Tour

    Mr. McDougall led tourists on a tour of Cooperstown, former home of author James Fenimore Cooper. He talked about the history and significance of several sites in the town.

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    Emerson and Thoreau Collections

    Ms. Wilson described the collections of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau materials held by the library. Emerson was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the library.

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