Talk by Ellen Gruber Garvey, Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass. Nov 27, 5 pm, Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall.
What did ordinary Americans such as farmers and janitors have in common with extraordinary ones like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, and Susan B. Anthony? This talk explores how nineteenth-century Americans created scrapbooks to document, share, critique, and participate in a rapidly changing world of information overload. Like us, they felt overwhelmed by the written material in their lives; their ways of coping with it offer new ways to understand the history of LexisNexis, bookmarks, Google, and other ways we now manage information.
Associate Professor of History
Franklin Patterson Hall G15
Mail Code SS
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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