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Nathaniel Hawthorne & Frederick Douglass

Two seminal 19th-century works – both significant in the evolution of American thought and writing, but rarely considered in relation to one another – are the focus of a Burns Library exhibition, “Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts.” … Continue reading

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19th-century scrapbooks

One hundred and fifty years ago, scrapbooks were a way men and women articulated opinions and compiled data without writing a word. For activists who didn’t own the press, scrapbooks became a way of engaging with media. Author and cultural … Continue reading

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