The Peabody Book Room and The Golden Age of American Letters

Date: 
October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Old South Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts

The Mid-19th Century saw a proliferation of literature in Boston; writers, poets, editors and periodicals all flourished in The Hub in the years before the Civil War.

In the middle of it all was was writer, editor, Transcendentalist and Reformer Elizabeth Peabody. Her book store on West Street in Boston became the literary and intellectual center for writers like Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Fuller.

Join  historian Lynne Hyde as she discusses Peabody and her influence on American literature.

 

 

This is the first lecture in the 4 part series, Boston is Thoreau Country.