Monthly Archives: January 2013

Angelina Grimke Weld in The Abolitionists from PBS

Having been immersed in the history of this family for a couple of years, I am delighted by the quality of the new and ongoing documentary from American Experience on public broadcasting, which features Angelina Grimke in a moving opening … Continue reading

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Bronson Alcott in Mrs. Eddy by Edwin Franden Dakin

An author for whom I have long felt admiration, Edwin Franden Dakin was in his early thirties when he became “controversial” thanks to the furious reaction of the Christian Science church to his brilliant 1929 biography of its founder. Dakin … Continue reading

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Alexander Wilder

Alexander Wilder’s name has appeared in my reading several times lately, in different contexts as a person of historical interest. The Concord School of Philosophy, about which I posted in October, included him as a prominent lecturer; he was thus … Continue reading

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