American and New England Studies

Student Presents at Thinking Matters

American Studies

Anatole Brown presented his research "Exhibiting Special Collections Books Online" at USM's Thinking Matters conference on Friday, April 26. Anatole writes: "A Book of War is an online exhibit that centers on the 1834 edition of The History of Philip's War, Commonly Called The Great Indian War, of 1675 and 1676, by Benjamin Church (1639-1718) and edited by Samuel G. Drake (1798-1875). The book is housed at The University of Southern Maine Special Collections Library. The site explores how a mass-produced book of the 19th century can reveal a multidimensional 'place' where several strands of history can be perceived. This online exhibit was created as a final project for the Museum and Public Culture course in the American and New England Studies graduate program."

Explore Anatole's project here