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    History of Scrapbooking

    Ellen Garvey talked about the crafting of scrapbooks in America from the Civil War to the early 20th century. Ms. Garvey spoke about their use by the masses and public officials to collect…

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    Revolutionary Era Printing

    James David Moran talked about selected items in the American Antiquarian Society’s holdings from the American Revolutionary period. The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts,…

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    Early American Politics

    The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, is an independent research library founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas. American History TV…

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    American Antiquarian Society

    In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed…

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    Early American Material Culture

    David Jaffee talked about the new culture of domestic consumption embraced by nineteenth century, middle-class Americans as they began displaying locally-produced decorative objects such as clocks,…

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    The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World

    Mr. Hall talked about the book he co-edited, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World, published by Cambridge University Press. The book is Volume I of the series, A History of the Book in…

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    The Murder of Helen Jewett

    Ms. Cohen discussed her book, The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century New York, published by Knopf. The book focused on the murder of a New York…

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    Name of War

    Ms. Lepore talked about her new book, The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity. The book describes a conflict between Native Americans and British colonists…

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