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Culture club : the curious history of the Boston Athenaeum

Author: Katherine Wolff
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Founded in 1807, the successor to a literary club called the Anthology Society, the Boston Athenaeum occupies an important place in the early history of American Intellectual life. This work examines  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wolff, Katherine, 1963-
Culture club.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)743488897
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Wolff
ISBN: 9781558497139 1558497137 9781558497146 1558497145
OCLC Number: 286423273
Description: xviii, 204 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Boston's conflicted elite --
The collector --
Sweet are the fruits of letters --
A woman framed --
Ornament for the city --
The color of gentility --
Pamphlet war --
Conclusion: Ex libris.
Responsibility: Katherine Wolff.

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"The history of the Boston Athenaeum is by no means an untouched subject. Much of this work, however, has been done either by apologists or belittlers of what are taken to be top-down initiatives. Read more...

 
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