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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7PMWriting with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance by Ellen Gruber Garvey (Oxford University Press)   St. Marks Bookshop31 Third Avenue (at 9th Street)New York, NY 10003Subway: 6 to Astor Place, N/R to 8th Street, L to 14th St/3rd Avenue This is a free event For more information please visit the shop, call (212) 260-7853 or email stmarksbooks@gmail.com Men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks-the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African American janitors to farmwomen, abolitionists to Confederates, people cut out and pasted down their reading. Writing with Scissors opens a new window into the feelings and thoughts of ordinary and extraordinary Americans. Like us, nineteenth-century readers spoke back to the media, and treasured what mattered to them.Ellen Gruber Garvey is Professor of English at the New Jersey City University and the author of the award-winning The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture.There will be a slide show presentation.
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