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November 2008 Blog Posts (3)

New England Abolitionists Buried in Florence, Italy

Last month I gave a paper at a really interesting conference in Florence having to do with the English Cemetery. At least 80 Americans were also buried there in the 19th-century, including Theodore Parker. I spoke on Edmonia Lewis who began her life in Italy in Florence - - and said a bit as well about Sarah Parker Remond who was born in Salem and studied medicine in Florence (I should be clear that neither woman is buried there; they were part of the larger Florentine ex-pat… Continue

Added by Marilyn Richardson on November 23, 2008 at 13:55 — No Comments

Women's Review of Books

We should all support this new and improved incarnation of the original publication, now edited by the brilliant Amy Hoffman. It's a Massachusetts journal with national and international reach. Be sure you or your institution subscribe, and consider writing a review essay; I have one in the Nov./Dec. issue.

Added by Marilyn Richardson on November 23, 2008 at 13:38 — 3 Comments

HUZZAH FOR AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!

HUZZAH FOR AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!



And a President we can again be proud of ...



"...every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature..."



AMEN.



Beannacht,

Maggi & Jim Dalton

(who got way too little sleep last night ... but what a glorious reason we had for that!)



Understanding History Thru… Continue

Added by Maggi Smith-Dalton on November 5, 2008 at 19:00 — No Comments

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