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  • African American Life in Philadelphia
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    African American Life in Philadelphia

    Judith Giesberg talked about what life was like for African Americans in Philadelphia during and after the Civil War. She described how many former slaves took out newspaper ads to find…

  • Sally McMillen on emLucy Stoneem
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    Lucy Stone

    Sally McMillen talked about her book Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life, in which she recounts the life of abolitionist and suffragist Lucy Stone. In her book, the author contends that Stone should be…

  • emA Nation of Counterfeitersem
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    A Nation of Counterfeiters

    Stephen Mihm talked about his book A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States, published by Harvard University Press. He describes the U.S. system…

  • emThe Man Who Made Wall Streetem
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    The Man Who Made Wall Street

    Mr. Rottenberg talked about his book, The Man who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance, published by University of Pennsylvania Press. The book is a biography of Anthony J.…

  • emFreedoms Prophetem
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    Freedom's Prophet

    Richard Newman spoke about his book, Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers, published by NYU Press. In his book, Mr. Newman recounts the…

  • emThe Beautiful Soul of John Woolman Apostle of Abolitionem
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    The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition

    Thomas Slaughter talked about his book ,The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition (Hill and Wang, September 16, 2008). The book recounts the life of John Woolman (1720-1772), a Quaker…

  • emIn the Shadow of the Civil Warem
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    In the Shadow of the Civil War

    The co-authors read from their book, In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson, published by University of South Carolina Press. They also told the story…

  • emFacing East From Indian Countryem
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    Facing East From Indian Country

    Professor Richter discussed his latest book, Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America, published by Harvard University Press. It’s an historical account of Native…

  • Library Company of Philadelphia Tour
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    Library Company of Philadelphia Tour

    The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library with over a half million rare books, prints and broadsides. Benjamin Franklin founded the library in 1731 as the nation’s…

  • Collecting Early American Imprints
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    Collecting Early American Imprints

    Mr. Reese talked about the history of collecting early books and documents printed in America before 1801 and about the Zinmann collection housed by the Library Company of Philadelphia.…