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  • AfricanAmerican Poet Phillis Wheatley
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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 Phillis Wheatley’s standing in her master’s household.…

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    Louisa May Alcott

    Harriet Reisen talked about her book Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (Henry Holt and Co.; October 27, 2009). In her book she recounts the life of Louisa May Alcott, writer, Civil War…

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  • National Book Award of 1902
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    National Book Award of 1902

    Panelists presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1902, some fifty years before the actual award was created. The books up for consideration were The Varieties…

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  • National Book Award of 1901 Debate
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    National Book Award of 1901 Debate

    The panelists presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1901, some fifty years before the actual award was created. The books up for consideration were Booker T.…

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    Art of Scandal

    Mr. Shand-Tucci talked about his book, The Art of Scandal: The Life and Times of Isabella Stewart Gardner. Ms. Gardner was an art collector and friend to many artists and literary figures…

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    Boston Public Library

    In the last of a series of six interviews with Boston literary figures, Mr. Kelly talked about how he became director of one of the oldest and largest public libraries in the nation. He…

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