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History Hijinks Book Club
Monday, February 7, 2011
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)
History HiJinks is the name of our wonderful book club at the Providence Public Library. Always informative and entertaining, we meet once a month (usually the first Monday night) from 7:00-8:00pm. We’re big fans of the democratic process and welcome new members regardless of their history background. To register, please call or email Nancy: email@example.com; 401-787-4152. For more information, check out our blog http://historyhijinks.wordpress.com/
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were two heroic women who vastly bettered the lives of a majority of American citizens. For more than fifty years they led the public battle to secure for women the most basic civil rights and helped establish a movement that would revolutionize American society. Yet despite the importance of their work and they impact they made on our history, a century and a half later, they have been almost forgotten.
About the Authors
Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of 11 books and has written for numerous documentary films. He lives in New York City. Ken Burns, founder of Florentine Films, is a director, producer, and writer who has been making documentaries for more than 15 years. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.
HISTORY BUFFS - SAVE THESE DATES:
Saturday, March 5: 2-3:30 pm, Barnard Room - Historian Gordon Wood will speak on his book Empire of Liberty at the library.
Monday, March 7: 7-8pm, Trustees Room: We will discuss our next book - Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by David Okrent