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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Wolff, Katherine, 1963-
Culture club.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009017734
(OCoLC)286423273
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Wolff
ISBN: 9781613761779 1613761775
OCLC Number: 743488897
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 204 pages) : illustrations
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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