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The Boston Public Library is a municipal public library system in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, founded in 1848. The Boston Public Library is also the Library for the Commonwealth of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; all adult residents of the commonwealth are entitled to borrowing and research privileges, and the library receives state funding. The Boston Public Library contains approximately 23 million items encompassing all formats including books, DVDs, CDs, maps, music scores, microfilm, manuscripts, prints and other visual materials, and electronic resources, making it the second-largest public library in the United States behind only the Library of Congress , according to the American Library Association. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
The Boston Public Library has 38 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1996, Rare Books Room. The year with the most videos was 1999 with seven videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2016 with an average of 1,281 views per program. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (3), Bernard Margolis (3), Joseph J. Ellis (2). Most common tags: U.S. History, Arts & Literature, About Books.

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    Anne Hutchinson and 17th Century Puritan Views on Women

    Eve LaPlante talked about her book, American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans. She…

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    African-American Poet Phillis Wheatley

    English professor Barbara Lewis talked about the time in which poet Phillis Wheatley lived. She spoke about Boston’s treatment of slaves and…

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    Myths About New England Puritans

    Lori Stokes talked about five myths about New England Puritans that have given the religious group a negative reputation.

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    Good Prose

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder and former executive editor of The Atlantic Richard Todd talked about their book,…

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