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Inquire Within: A Social History Of The Providence Athenaeum Since 1753

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An outstanding history of this most important historical and influential library. The Providence Athenaeum, 250 years old in 2003, not only played a signifigant role in defining the cultural, intellectual, and social life of Rhode Island in its early yeaars, but played a major part in shaping America itself. Having withstood numerous wars, depressions, and high times alike ...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published March 29th 2004 by Providence Athenaeum
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Colin
Dec 12, 2012 Colin rated it really liked it
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A wonderful history of that most venerable institution of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the Athenaeum. Now that I reside in Arizona, it is to my great sorrow that I can no longer avail myself of membership in that grand old institution, but my love for the Athenaeum is undimmed across the thousands of miles. This book is like a trip home to visit, for me.

I wish it had a good catalog of the busts in the Athenaeum. Among the charts and lists and facts and figures, it wou
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