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Book Club Plans Virtual Discussion for January 25

November 19, 2020 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club Plans Virtual Discussion for January 25

The Historical Society’s Book Club is planning a virtual get-together for its January 25, 2021 discussion.

We’ll be meeting Monday January 25 at 7 pm via Zoom.us, in conjunction with the Haddonfield Public Library’s Book Club. We’ll be discussing The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson.

This nonfiction book chronicles the decades-long “Great Migration” of African Americans fleeing the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. Wilkerson’s book is a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, and at least 12 publications named it one of the best books of the year when it was published. The New Yorker calls it a “deeply affecting, finely crafted and heroic book,” and the Wall Street Journal calls it a “brilliant and stirring epic.”

The Book Club discussion will be held as a Zoom.us video chat. If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to info@haddonfieldhistory.org and we’ll send you the Zoom link (and some basic instructions) the day of the discussion.

Next Virtual Book Club Discussion Planned for November 17

September 25, 2020 Book Club Comments Off on Next Virtual Book Club Discussion Planned for November 17

The Historical Society’s Book Club will hold its next virtual discussion on Tuesday November 17 at 7 pm.

We’ll be discussing Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. The digital book is available through the Haddonfield Public Library’s web site using Hoopla.

This book is a “breezy, fun, and thoughtful take” on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who passed away on September 18.

As always, all are welcome to join us for the discussion, even if you haven’t finished one of the suggested books.

The Book Club discussion will be held as a Zoom.us video chat. If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to info@haddonfieldhistory.org and we’ll send you the Zoom link (and some basic instructions) the day of the chat.

Book Club Plans Virtual Discussion for September 15

July 20, 2020 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club Plans Virtual Discussion for September 15

The Historical Society’s next virtual Book Club discussion will examine the important role that African American women played in the suffrage and civil rights movements and beyond.

We hope you’ll join us for a Zoom discussion on Tuesday September 15 at 7 pm. Since our multiple-book discussion worked so well in July, we’re planning another for September. We invite you to read any of the following:

Option 1: Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, by Martha S. Jones (2018)

Option 2: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)

Option 3: Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America, by Faye E. Dudden (2011)

Option 4: To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells, by Mia Bay (2010)

Option 5: All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900, by Martha S. Jones (2007) *Available on Hoopla as an ebook

Option 6: This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer (Civil Rights and Struggle), by Kay Mills (2007)

As always, all are welcome to join us for the discussion, even if you haven’t finished one of the suggested books.

The Book Club discussion will be held as a Zoom.us video chat. If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to info@haddonfieldhistory.org and we’ll send you the Zoom link (and some basic instructions) the day of the chat.

Next Virtual Book Club Discussion Scheduled for July 14

May 27, 2020 Book Club Comments Off on Next Virtual Book Club Discussion Scheduled for July 14

The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club has added an extra virtual get-together this summer to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

We hope you’ll join us for a Zoom discussion on Tuesday July 14 at 7 pm. For this meeting, we will be discussing the struggle for suffrage. We invite you to read any of the following:

Option 1: Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote, by Ellen Carol DuBois (2020)

Option 2: Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, by Angela P. Dodson (2017)

Option 3: Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists, by Jean Baker (2006)

Option 4: The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention, by Judith Wellman (2004)

As always, all are welcome to join us for the discussion, even if you haven’t finished one of the suggested books.

The Book Club discussion will be held as a Zoom.us video chat. If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to info@haddonfieldhistory.org and we’ll send you the Zoom link (and some basic instructions) the day of the chat.

Book Club Plans Virtual Discussion for May 18 Meeting

April 30, 2020 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club Plans Virtual Discussion for May 18 Meeting

The Historical Society’s Book Club is planning a virtual get-together for its May 18 discussion.

We’ll be meeting May 18 at 7 pm via Zoom.us, in conjunction with the Haddonfield Public Library’s Book Club. We’ll be discussing The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, by Kate Moore. The digital book is available through the Public Library’s web site using Hoopla.

The nonfiction book explores the story of women factory-workers in New Jersey and Illinois who suffered agonizing deaths in the 1920s and 1930s because they had used radium-infused paint on the job. (The paint made clock faces glow in the dark.) Sadly, the women were largely blamed for their subsequent health problems, even after radium was proven to be toxic, but their struggles helped pave the way for workplace safety measures.

Kirkus Reviews called the book “compelling,” and says Moore “clearly separates the heroines from the villains throughout this deeply researched book.” The book was named as one of 12 Notable Non-Fiction Books of 2018 by the American Library Association.

The Book Club discussion will be held as a Zoom.us video chat. If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to info@haddonfieldhistory.org and we’ll send you the Zoom link (and some basic instructions) the day of the chat.

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