When Tewksbury Was Famous: The Massachusetts State Almshouse

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When Tewksbury Was Famous: The Massachusetts State Almshouse

Postby somanybooks on Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:39 pm

WHEN: Saturday December 6, 2008 @ 2PM
WHERE: Tewksbury Public Library

David Wagner will read from his recently published book, Ordinary People: In and Out of Poverty in the Gilded Age.Wagner explores the lives of poor people during the three decades after the Civil War, using a unique treasure of biographies of people who were (at one point in time) inmates at the Massachusetts State Almshouse in Tewksbury, combined with genealogical and other official records to follow their later lives. The voices of the inmates resonate in remarkable ways today, helping us to understand that many individuals living in poverty make inventive, bold moves to escape it.

Paperback copies of Mr. Wagner's book will be available for sale and signing. This event is free & open to the public.

For more information, please call (978)640-4490 x.207 or visit us at http://www.tewksburypl.org
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