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Sean D. Moore with Edward O’Reilly, Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 6:30 PM | Members’ Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required

Early American libraries stood at the nexus of two transatlantic branches of commerce -  the book trade and the slave trade. In conversation with the New-York Historical Society’s Edward O’Reilly, Prof. Sean Moore discusses the Society Library’s place in those worlds and his use of our City Readers database in his research.