Inquire Within: A Social History of the Providence Athenaeum Since 1753

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An outstanding history of this most important historical and influential library. The Providence Athenaeum, 250 years old in 2003, not only played a signifigant role in defining the cultural, intellectual, and social life of Rhode Island in its early yeaars, but played a major part in shaping America itself. Having withstood numerous wars, depressions, and high times alike, this magnificent library is one of the oldest standing monuments this side of the Atlantic. And as historic as it may be, it still stands to be a growing, changing institution booming with exceptional people and especially, exceptional collections. Illustrated in black and white and color.

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