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Humanities Book Group

Looking Backward & How the Other Half Lives

2024-05-02 19:00:00 2024-05-02 20:00:00 America/Denver Humanities Book Group Reading discussion on "Looking Backward, 2000-1887" by Edward Bellamy & "How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis. Discussion led by: Eric Swedin, PhD, WSU. Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)

Thursday, May 02
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-02 19:00:00 2024-05-02 20:00:00 America/Denver Humanities Book Group Reading discussion on "Looking Backward, 2000-1887" by Edward Bellamy & "How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis. Discussion led by: Eric Swedin, PhD, WSU. Brigham City Library - Rooms 1&2 (Combined)

Brigham City Library

Rooms 1&2 (Combined)

Reading discussion on "Looking Backward, 2000-1887" by Edward Bellamy & "How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis. Discussion led by: Eric Swedin, PhD, WSU.

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How the Other Half Lives

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 7 p.m. Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy & How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis. Scholar: Eric Swedin, PhD, WSU.

Looking Backward 2000-1887
By Bellamy, Edward
Editor Beaumont, Matthew
2009-09 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780199552573 CHECK CATALOG

Julian West, a feckless aristocrat living in Boston in 1887, plunges into a deep hypnotic sleep. When he wakes up in the year 2000, America has been turned into a rigorously centralized democratic society in which everything is controlled by a humane and efficient state. In little more than a hundred years, the horrors of nineteenth-century capitalism have been all but forgotten. Broad streets …More

How the Other Half Lives
By Riis, Jacob
1971-06 - Dover Publications
9780486220123 CHECK CATALOG

This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and of early American photography. Over 100 photographs. …More



This program has received funding from Utah Humanities. Utah Humanities enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life's most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience.

AGE GROUP: | General | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History | Book Group |

TAGS: | Humanities |

Brigham City Library

Phone: 435-723-5850

Hours
Mon, Mar 04 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Tue, Mar 05 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Wed, Mar 06 10:00AM to 8:45PM
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Fri, Mar 08 10:00AM to 5:45PM
Sat, Mar 09 10:00AM to 5:45PM
Sun, Mar 10 Closed

About the Branch

The Brigham City Public Library is located between Main Street and 100 East, northeast of the old courthouse.

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Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
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