Contents | Introduction | Background | Isaiah Thomas, Reader | Part I: The Exhibit | Part II: Image Bank | Bibliography | About

 

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Contents

 

| Introduction

| Background

| Isaiah Thomas, Reader

Part I: The Exhibit Three Centuries of Reading Places

| The Colonial Home
| Revolutionary Taverns

Personal Libraries of Early Presidents

| Washington (1732–1799)
| Adams (1735–1826)
| Jefferson (1743–1826)

| North/South/East/West:
Newspapers, Periodicals, and the Popular Press

| Reading at the Front: The Civil War

| Conclusion and the Future of Reading

Part II: Image Bank of Reading Places

| Reading Music in the Music Room and Beyond
| Reading in the Kitchen
| Reading in Bed
| Reading at the Bath
| Reading at Work
| Reading in Reading Places
| Reading in Prison Libraries
| Reading in Public Spaces
| Women Readers
| Little Readers
| Reluctant and Imaginative “Readers”

| Bibliography

| Exhibit Illustration Index

| About the Site & Contact Information

| Blog: A Place of Reading Addenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1.1 The Spirit of '76.

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A print depicting a Revolutionary War scene engraved by H. S. Sadd from the original painting by T. H. Matteson.  Note the newspaper in the nursemaid’s arms to the right and the almanac hanging on the wall by the door.

 

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