Public Program - Patricia Crain

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

“‘The Bank of Industry’: Rewards of Merit and the ‘Emotional Capitalism’ of Nineteenth-Century Schoolroom Ephemera”
by Patricia Crain

AAS member Patricia Crain (elected 2002) will return to the AAS reading room to discuss her latest book, Reading Children: Literacy, Property, and the Dilemmas of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century America. This work explores what it meant for a child to be a "reader" and how American culture came to place such a high value on this identity. Crain conducted the research for Reading Children at AAS when she was an AAS-NEH fellow in the 2005-06 academic year.

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