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27 March 2013 Please RSVP   free eventregistration required at no cost Public Program, Author Talk

Writing with Scissors: 19th-Century Activists & Their Scrapbooks

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pre-Talk Reception at 5:30 PM Ellen Gruber Garvey, New Jersey City University Part of the "New Books/New Looks: Revisiting the Past" series

Writing with ScissorsMen and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks—the ancestors of Google and blogging. Mark Twain and Susan B. Anthony, abolitionists and Confederates, African American janitors and farmwomen cut out and pasted down their reading. Professor Garvey will discuss these various perspectives, covered in her recent book Writing with Scissors, including the findings she uncovered while doing research at the MHS. All scrapbook makers passed along their understanding that the press was not a simple record, but a set of voices and conversations.

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