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Scientific Americans @ the Mount

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Festless Books releases a new edition of Edith Wharton's 'A Motor Flight through France,' at The Mount in Lenox.
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Susan Branson comes to Edith Wharton’s house and gardens to talk about her book, Scientific Americans: Invention, Technology, And National Identity.

She explores the place of science and technology in American efforts to achieve cultural independence from Europe and America’s nation building in the early republic and antebellum eras in a tour tour of scientific education and practices among ordinary citizens, looking at the development of nationalism and national identity alongside roads, rails and machines.

“Scientific Americans offers us a smart analysis of the ways popular amazement translated into the shaping of American national identity. It is a wise and lively book.” —Gregory Nobles, Georgia Tech, author of John James Audubon.

The Mount’s annual Summer Series highlights recent books and writers in an eclectic mix incuding stories of historical figures and contemporary underrepresented voices.

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Date:
August 9
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Mount
2 Plunkett St.
Lenox, MA
413-551-5111

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