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Frederick Douglass in old and new media

Google is using Frederick Douglass’s image for one of their doodles, or special logos of

the day, for the first day of Black History Month. They probably don’t know that he participated in the 19th century’s mode of organizing information. 47 more words

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Ink & Electricity lecture Thursday Nov. 12 at Monmouth

Monmouth used the cover of the odd crowd-sourced anthology, Heart Throbs: The Old Scrapbook. The editor asked newspaper readers to send in their favorite poems, etc., with the idea that they were tucked away inside scrapbooks. 38 more words

19th Century Media

Scissorizing, and speaking at Boston College Thurs. Oct 15, 4:30

I had just taught a class on Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall where I showed the students some of the charming cartoons about “scissorizing” — Fanny Fern’s word for the 19th century practice of copying from one newspaper or magazine to another, without pay — when Lori Harrison-Kahan sent me the poster for my talk, “Activists Repurpose Media: 19th Century Scrapbooks” at Boston College Thursday, October 15, 4:30. 105 more words

19th Century Media