Oct. 28, 2015
Boston Public Library - Abbey Room
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Jane Kamensky, Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of History at Brown University
Jane Kamensky will discuss John Singleton Copley and the Sideways American Revolution. She is Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of History at Brown University and her major publications include The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America's First Banking Collapse (2008) and Governing the Tongue: The Politics of Speech in Early New England (1997). Kamensky is also the author of the historical novel Blindspot, written jointly with Jill Lepore (2008). With Edward G. Gray, she edited the Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution (2012). Her next book, Copley: A Life in Color, a history of painting and politics in the age of revolution centered on the life of John Singleton Copley, will be published in 2016. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is presented as part of the Lowell Lecture Series. For the complete series at BPL, visit www.bpl.org/lowell.