BH: Warren Roberts, G.J. Barker-Benfield, Linda Layne will be signing their respective books.

Warren Roberts will sign A Place in History: Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825G. J. Barker-Benfield will sign Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of SensibilityLinda Layne will sign Feminist Technology

Event date: 
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1475 Western Ave
12203 Albany
A Place in History: Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781438433295
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Published: Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo - October 15th, 2010

A journey into Albanys historic past and the citys role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.

Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226037431
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 1st, 2010

"Though Barker-Benfield concentrates on a small group of people, their lives and intellectual and political dealings offer an entree to a much wider appreciation of late eighteenth-century life on both sides of the Atlantic. To their stories he brings an abundance of sympathetic appreciation of people living through complex and painful times and experiences. He has a sharp eye for a telling phrase, and for the nuances of contemporary writing. The end result is a convincing reconstruction of people whose lives were utterly different from our own, but who, in Barker-Benfield''s hands, become real and alive to a modern reader. That alone is a major achievement."—James Walvin, author of The Trader, the Owner, the Slave

-James Walvin

"G. J. Barker-Benfield knows how to captivate a reader. His engagement with the inner strengths and utter humanity of Abigail and John is just the beginning of this ingenious and expansive study of the intellectual underpinnings of sensibility and the practical uses to which it was put in Revolutionary America. The author, already well known for his readings of Anglo-American cultural movements, explores widely ignored influences on the couple and adds tantalizing insights other historians do not provide."—Andrew Burstein, author of The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving

-Andrew Burstein

Feminist Technology (Women Gender and Technology) Cover Image
By Linda Layne (Editor), Sharra Vostral (Editor), Kate Boyer (Editor)
ISBN: 9780252077203
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Published: University of Illinois Press - May 5th, 2010

In this collection, feminist scholars trained in diverse fields consider these questions by examining a range of products, tools, and technologies that were specifically designed for and marketed to women. Evaluating the claims that such products are liberating for women, the contributors focus on case studies of menstrual-suppressing birth control pills, home pregnancy tests, tampons, breast pumps, Norplant, anti-fertility vaccines, and microbicides. In examining these various products, this volume explores ways of actively intervening to develop better tools for designing, promoting, and evaluating feminist technologies.

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