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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Poor Jane Almanac: The Life and Opinions of Benjamin Franklin's Sister, an 18th century tale of two Americas
This Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center, Harvard Professor Jill Lepore will be giving a talk entitled "Poor Jane Almanac: The Life and Opinions of Benjamin Franklin's Sister, an 18th century tale of two Americas." Dr. Lepore is the rare academic who straddles the worlds of academia and the mainstream press, and her talk should be fascinating and engaging. Along with being a prolific author of scholarly books and articles, she is also a staff writer for the New Yorker. Refreshments will be offered immediately following the talk.